Car wrecked in hit-and-run at Dewsbury Terrace, Bishophill

York Press: Allan Whalley  loan car badly  damaged in a hit-and-run collision near his home in Dewsbury Terrace, Allan Whalley loan car badly damaged in a hit-and-run collision near his home in Dewsbury Terrace,

A NEW car had its entire front end ripped off in a hit-and-run collision in York.

Allan Whalley, 47, said he woke on Saturday morning to find the front of the white Audi A4 he had parked near his house in Dewsbury Terrace, Bishophill, had been torn off.

The other vehicle, which is believed to have been a van, did not stop at the scene.

Mr Whalley said a neighbour heard someone being dropped off in the street at about 3.15am on Saturday and at about the same time another neighbour said he saw a van, which had apparently been unable to get around the corner where the car was parked, reverse back down the street.

Mr Whalley, a finance director, said: “The person has come by and ripped the car in this large vehicle; they have then reversed down the street.

“It’s slightly perturbing someone has not got the nerve to let me know. Somebody has to know on this street who has dropped them off and is not prepared to come forward.”

He said the Audi was on loan from a garage while he was having his family car fixed and said that, as a result, he will have to pay £250 excess.

Although there are a number of CCTV cameras monitoring surrounding streets, they had not been pointing in the right direction to capture a vehicle leaving the area at that time, Mr Whalley has been told.

PC Mike Cooper, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision to contact the police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible. I would also appeal to the driver of the van to do the right thing and come forward.”

Anyone who can help police is asked to phone 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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10:48am Wed 6 Feb 13

matroom says...

To be fair, how many people would do the same ???
To be fair, how many people would do the same ??? matroom

11:44am Wed 6 Feb 13

YorkyBoy says...

I'd hardly say the front end had been ripped off entirely as reported, more like the front bumper has been broken off at one side. The front end entirely ripped off implies the whole front wings, front wheels and everything in the engine bay had been detached from the car, which it hasn't! Over dramatic reporting as per usual.
I'd hardly say the front end had been ripped off entirely as reported, more like the front bumper has been broken off at one side. The front end entirely ripped off implies the whole front wings, front wheels and everything in the engine bay had been detached from the car, which it hasn't! Over dramatic reporting as per usual. YorkyBoy

12:12pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Pete the Brickie says...



Although there are a number of CCTV cameras monitoring surrounding streets, they had not been pointing in the right direction to capture a vehicle leaving the area at that time, Mr Whalley has been told.



Well done to the police and Press, the culprit now knows there is very little chance of them being traced and is even less likely to come forward.
[quote] Although there are a number of CCTV cameras monitoring surrounding streets, they had not been pointing in the right direction to capture a vehicle leaving the area at that time, Mr Whalley has been told. [/quote] Well done to the police and Press, the culprit now knows there is very little chance of them being traced and is even less likely to come forward. Pete the Brickie

1:29pm Wed 6 Feb 13

bob the builder says...

Modern cars aren't built to withstand bumps, which is why they fall apart so easily. What garage lends high end costly to repair cars out as loaners - they only get mistreated and scraped? I can't believe no one heard it either.
Modern cars aren't built to withstand bumps, which is why they fall apart so easily. What garage lends high end costly to repair cars out as loaners - they only get mistreated and scraped? I can't believe no one heard it either. bob the builder

2:20pm Wed 6 Feb 13

YSTClinguist says...

YorkyBoy wrote:
I'd hardly say the front end had been ripped off entirely as reported, more like the front bumper has been broken off at one side. The front end entirely ripped off implies the whole front wings, front wheels and everything in the engine bay had been detached from the car, which it hasn't! Over dramatic reporting as per usual.
??? That looks more than the bumper itself. "Front end" has come to mean a different kettle of fish with modern computerised cars.

There'll be lights, indicators, safety bags, temperature sensors, air intake, possibly damage to the radiator and liquid cooling to take into account. The cars electronics will have to get reset when the new parts are fitted too. Big bill for damages!
[quote][p][bold]YorkyBoy[/bold] wrote: I'd hardly say the front end had been ripped off entirely as reported, more like the front bumper has been broken off at one side. The front end entirely ripped off implies the whole front wings, front wheels and everything in the engine bay had been detached from the car, which it hasn't! Over dramatic reporting as per usual.[/p][/quote]??? That looks more than the bumper itself. "Front end" has come to mean a different kettle of fish with modern computerised cars. There'll be lights, indicators, safety bags, temperature sensors, air intake, possibly damage to the radiator and liquid cooling to take into account. The cars electronics will have to get reset when the new parts are fitted too. Big bill for damages! YSTClinguist

3:27pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Rich Picking says...

The person that is responsible clearly is not fit (or was not fit) to be on the road. I hope they catch the culprit quickly ! I also hope that the culprit wakes one morning to find something they own smashed and broken. I know it was a loan vehicle however it is owned by someone !
The person that is responsible clearly is not fit (or was not fit) to be on the road. I hope they catch the culprit quickly ! I also hope that the culprit wakes one morning to find something they own smashed and broken. I know it was a loan vehicle however it is owned by someone ! Rich Picking

4:56pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Pedro says...

Pete the Brickie wrote:


Although there are a number of CCTV cameras monitoring surrounding streets, they had not been pointing in the right direction to capture a vehicle leaving the area at that time, Mr Whalley has been told.



Well done to the police and Press, the culprit now knows there is very little chance of them being traced and is even less likely to come forward.
They should have said "police are examining CCTV" to get him (and I bet it is) to come forward. I bet if it was a murder inquiry it wouldn't stop there.
[quote][p][bold]Pete the Brickie[/bold] wrote: [quote] Although there are a number of CCTV cameras monitoring surrounding streets, they had not been pointing in the right direction to capture a vehicle leaving the area at that time, Mr Whalley has been told. [/quote] Well done to the police and Press, the culprit now knows there is very little chance of them being traced and is even less likely to come forward.[/p][/quote]They should have said "police are examining CCTV" to get him (and I bet it is) to come forward. I bet if it was a murder inquiry it wouldn't stop there. Pedro

5:04pm Wed 6 Feb 13

roskoboskovic says...

would you believe it,the cameras were facing the wrong way.yorkyboy you must be a laugh a minute when you are consistently and totally pedantic.
would you believe it,the cameras were facing the wrong way.yorkyboy you must be a laugh a minute when you are consistently and totally pedantic. roskoboskovic

12:28am Thu 7 Feb 13

Magicman! says...

I go down that street on a bike and can tell anybody it's too narrow for something like a Transit Luton to get down when there are cars parked (for a while there was a bulky campervan parked there for weeks on end). There is a serious camber towards the houses, and so to avoid it you have to go along closer to the parked cars... clearly the van driver is plain and simply incompetant, or drunk, which would explain why they didn't stop.
I go down that street on a bike and can tell anybody it's too narrow for something like a Transit Luton to get down when there are cars parked (for a while there was a bulky campervan parked there for weeks on end). There is a serious camber towards the houses, and so to avoid it you have to go along closer to the parked cars... clearly the van driver is plain and simply incompetant, or drunk, which would explain why they didn't stop. Magicman!

8:15am Thu 7 Feb 13

hikerman says...

I drove my large van down the same street last month found it very hard to get round the corner with a car parked in the same spot it was day light it would have been harder at night obviously drunk.
I drove my large van down the same street last month found it very hard to get round the corner with a car parked in the same spot it was day light it would have been harder at night obviously drunk. hikerman

8:53am Thu 7 Feb 13

Guy Fawkes says...

To be fair, how many people would do the same ???


What, exactly, do you mean by 'fair'? If you're trying to suggest that hitting and running is an acceptable, victimless crime, then I beg to differ. I especially beg to differ when the time comes to renew my insurance every year.

I hope the police are now making enquiries at every body shop within a big radius of this accident, asking if they've recently repaired a vehicle with damage that's consistent with having been the other party in this accident. Automated, computerised analysis of CCTV footage from around the city during that night should be able to help, too.
[quote]To be fair, how many people would do the same ???[/quote] What, exactly, do you mean by 'fair'? If you're trying to suggest that hitting and running is an acceptable, victimless crime, then I beg to differ. I especially beg to differ when the time comes to renew my insurance every year. I hope the police are now making enquiries at every body shop within a big radius of this accident, asking if they've recently repaired a vehicle with damage that's consistent with having been the other party in this accident. Automated, computerised analysis of CCTV footage from around the city during that night should be able to help, too. Guy Fawkes

9:44am Thu 7 Feb 13

yorkie71 says...

People are dishonest "simples"

The same happened to my car parked outside my home, no one heard or saw anything ... but I cant afford the excess so I have a lovely large dent at the back of the car.

However I wouldnt expect the Police to look into the Audi damage too deeply afterall it's about Police priorities, and there are more important things than car damage to manage in this City

Sorry you are out of pocket though
People are dishonest "simples" The same happened to my car parked outside my home, no one heard or saw anything ... but I cant afford the excess so I have a lovely large dent at the back of the car. However I wouldnt expect the Police to look into the Audi damage too deeply afterall it's about Police priorities, and there are more important things than car damage to manage in this City Sorry you are out of pocket though yorkie71

10:05am Thu 7 Feb 13

MadHaxMan says...

Dirty, dirty trick - particularly when it seems pretty certain that someone else resident in the street knows full well who did this.
Surprised that YorkyBoy doesn't think the damage is that serious. Having been quoted £700.00 last year just to repair a deep scratch on the tailgate of my car (vandalism), I reckon you are looking at several thousands to repair the Audi.
Incidentally, I too couldn't afford the repair, or the damage to my insurance premium that would have resulted from claiming.
Dirty, dirty trick - particularly when it seems pretty certain that someone else resident in the street knows full well who did this. Surprised that YorkyBoy doesn't think the damage is that serious. Having been quoted £700.00 last year just to repair a deep scratch on the tailgate of my car (vandalism), I reckon you are looking at several thousands to repair the Audi. Incidentally, I too couldn't afford the repair, or the damage to my insurance premium that would have resulted from claiming. MadHaxMan

1:16pm Thu 7 Feb 13

YorkyBoy says...

roskoboskovic wrote:
would you believe it,the cameras were facing the wrong way.yorkyboy you must be a laugh a minute when you are consistently and totally pedantic.
I was just saying you idiot!
[quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: would you believe it,the cameras were facing the wrong way.yorkyboy you must be a laugh a minute when you are consistently and totally pedantic.[/p][/quote]I was just saying you idiot! YorkyBoy

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