Video evidence has been provided to Wollongong police of a ute doing a three-point turn and knocking over a parked Triumph Thunderbird LT motorcycle before doing a runner.
Unfortunately for the driver, it was right outside City Coast Motorcycles and was caught on video.
We cannot make out the number plate, but it’s a white Holden Rodeo ute.
The incident occurred in Keira St at 2.53pm today (Friday 13 November 2019).
UPDATE: The police have been able to identify the driver who has been in contact with the dealership and is “cooperating in paying for the repairs”.
The ute does a three-point turn and the driver must surely have seen the bike.
However, they badly miscalculate as they reverse into it.
The driver would have heard and felt the bike being nudged and knocked over as well as the ute actually running up and over part of the bike.
The ute driver’s getaway is then hampered by a couple of passing cars, but it soon does a runner.
Jane Sim of City Coast Motorcycles says the incident has been reported the incident to the police and they have the video.
“Unfortunately we are having difficulty making out the numberplate but police are trying to get extra footage from the traffic lights,” she says.
“The bike belongs to us. It is a second-hand unit that we had just photographed for sale.
“We are still assessing the damage but it will be in the area of a few thousand, unfortunately.”
If you have any information about the ute driver, please call Wollongong Police District on 02 4226 7899.