Lois Pawlow's car was damaged by another vehicle while it was parked in a public car park.
Lois Pawlow's car was damaged by another vehicle while it was parked in a public car park. Sharyn O'Neill

Unlucky Lois is fuming after car bingle leaves big bill

CAR run-ins are sadly commonplace for Lois Pawlow - she's replaced six sets of tail lights while at her job - but the latest bingle has left her furious.

After Ms Pawlow finished work at the bottle shop on Richardson Rd on December 15, she went to the car park to find her car had been run into.

There were two brief notes left in regards to the accident, with a phone number on one and the registration and make of the car on another.

However, when she tried to call and message the number there was no reply.

The next night she took the matter to police, who tracked the culprit down and organised a meeting the following day.

Ms Pawlow said she was told she'd hear from police three days later.

She never did hear back and after numerous calls to the police station and Policelink she's had no success.

She's furious that she hasn't been informed of any progress.

"It's absolutely disgusting, it's so hard to get through. I've tried several times at the police station and I can't get through, it is just a recorded message that told me to ring Policelink.

"I've rung Policelink two times and they told me to call the Rocky Police Station."

Ms Pawlow said she had been quoted around $3000 for repairs, but what complicated matters was that she only had third party insurance.

"The bumper bar is pushed right under and the boot's gaping open," Ms Pawlow said.

"The worst thing is my boot's filling up with water but I have no-one to fix it because I don't have the money."

Police were unable to comment on the case.