(CMR) An intoxicated driver is being sought after he hit a burgundy Hyundai car around 11:46 pm in Regency Court's car park on West Bay Road. The incident unfolded in front of several shocked eyewitnesses, including a security guard. Both the driver and passenger got very aggressive and were caught on camera before leaving the scene of the accident.
The eventful evening started when a man was driving into Regency Court to go to Wok and Roll restaurant with his friends. A security guard proceeded to stop him and informed him that the parking lot was full. At that time, the white BMW was observed reversing out of the third parking spot in front of the Backroom Lounge.
Initially, he was able to reverse without hitting any other cars. However, he then reversed full speed into the waiting car, hitting them. It appears he may have thought that the car was actually in drive and wanted to pull forward to allow another car to come out first. The passenger who was hit by this BMW driver got out of the vehicle and proceeded to take a video on his phone that showed the man's plate number.
Although the damage to his car was minor, the Hyundai driver expressed his concerns about how intoxicated the man was. He shared with CMR:
“These are the people on the roads who have no regard for anyone else and cause major accidents on the roadways. I have to think about other drivers who could have been seriously injured as a result of those poor decisions.”
Eyewitnesses observed that if the car wasn't there, the speed at which he was reversing, he would have ended up in the parking lot of Lone Star, which is adjacent to Regency Square.
The two exchanged words as the BMW driver claims he did not see him waiting there. He insisted that there was no damage and that the parties should leave the scene of the accident. However, the Hyundai driver insisted that the police be called. It was at this time that the BMW driver became aggressive and tried to get physical with the Hyundai driver. The security guard had to then intervene as he continued to be aggressive.
Several friends were observing the interaction and came to assist the Hyundai driver also. It was at that time that the female passenger also became aggressive and was insisting they should not video the incident. The BMW then attempted to leave the scene of the accident as they accelerated and hit one of the friends that had to assist in the altercation.
He swerved out of the parking lot, almost hitting another silver car in the process.
He left towards the general direction of the roundabout by Lizard Lane as he almost hit another vehicle. Eyewitnesses shared that he was extremely intoxicated, and that was apparent to all who witnessed the incident.
911 was contacted, and officers eventually attended the scene of the accident. They checked the registration and license of the man whose car was hit. He noted that he found their line of questioning to be very light, as they did not even ask for a description of the individuals involved. They gave him a piece of paper and said he would receive an update in four days because they are coming off their rotation shift.
“I felt like I was the one in the wrong and being investigated, then they left, and I'm expected to wait four days for any update. There were no details provided on how the incident even took place and no instructions on how the process works going forward.”
If anyone can identify either the driver or the passenger, they are encouraged to notify the authorities.