Video captured on CCTV shows how a clumsy motorist reversed and hit two vehicles parked in a car park - just after installing parking sensors

Clumsy driver caught on CCTV hitting two cars parked outside garage

A clumsy driver is caught on CCTV hitting two cars parked outside the garage… moments after mechanics fitted parking sensors to his vehicle

  • CCTV video shows how a motorist hit two vehicles in an Essex car park
  • Footage shows the driver reversing and hitting parked vehicles
  • Garage owner Ben Pace observed the collision inches away from him
  • Pace posted the video on TikTok where it garnered over 540,000 views

Video captured on CCTV shows how a mess the motorist reversed and hit two vehicles parked in a car park – just after installing parking sensors.

Footage revealed the driver’s disastrous attempt to try and exit the car repair shop in Colchester, Essex on Wednesday.

As he tried to leave, mechanic Ben Pace came into view, moving a vacuum cleaner out of the way of the slowly reversing blue Renault.

The driver continued to reverse the car and stopped inches from a parked orange vehicle. The man then attempted to move forward and turn the steering wheel.

The car then slammed into a blue BMW 335d Touring belonging to Mr Pace’s fiancée. Mr Pace, 43, is seen holding his head in his hands as he watched the collision from inches away.

While checking the car for damage, the driver backs up in a panic and drives straight into the orange vehicle he had originally missed.

Shocked that the driver has now managed to hit two parked cars, Mr Pace plants his hands on his head in disbelief before going to inspect the damage.

Mr Pace posted the CCTV video on TikTok on Thursday, where it attracted more than 540,000 views and hundreds of comments.

Video captured on CCTV shows how a clumsy motorist reversed and hit two vehicles parked in a car park – just after installing parking sensors

Mr Pace said he only took his fiancee’s car into the shop to have it checked before a “long journey that we started today”, he said on Friday.

‘I wish I hadn’t now; he added.

“A lovely guy came in a few weeks ago after crashing his Mrs’ car and damaging the rear.

“We booked for this week and when it arrived we asked if we could fit reverse parking sensors.

“We repaired the damage, installed and tested the sensors and called the customer for a collection.” He also arranged for the customer’s car to be washed.

Mechanic Ben Pace came into view moving a vacuum cleaner out of the way of the slowly reversing blue Renault.

Mechanic Ben Pace came into view moving a vacuum cleaner out of the way of the slowly reversing blue Renault.

The driver continued to reverse the car and stopped inches from a parked orange vehicle.  The man then attempted to move forward and turn the steering wheel

The driver continued to reverse the car and stopped inches from a parked orange vehicle. The man then attempted to move forward and turn the steering wheel

The car then slammed into a blue BMW 335d Touring belonging to Mr Pace's fiancée.  Mr Pace is seen holding his head in his hands as he watched the collision from inches away

The car then slammed into a blue BMW 335d Touring belonging to Mr Pace’s fiancée. Mr Pace is seen holding his head in his hands as he watched the collision from inches away

About thirty minutes later, as staff were finishing the cleanup, the fleeing driver reportedly arrived to collect.

“We normally park cars outside to make it easier to get out, but in this case we were taken aback because of his quick arrival,” Mr Pace explained.

“I was dealing with another date so the gentleman paid and one of my guys had given him his key.

“I walked away from my client to thank him for his custom and check that he was ok to go out, well that was my mistake.

“He said he wouldn’t have any problem, so I said I’d see him out. The rest is in the CCTV footage, bless him.

The CCTV footage sparked outrage from TikTok users who argued the driver shouldn't be allowed to drive

The CCTV footage sparked outrage from TikTok users who argued the driver shouldn’t be allowed to drive

The CCTV footage sparked outrage from TikTok users who argued the driver should not be allowed to drive.

One said: “There’s a reason it’s in the repair shop and I think we now know why.”

Another wrote: “Some people just shouldn’t drive.”

A third replied: ‘Why is he backing straight up and not turning the steering wheel?’

A fourth added: “Maybe he’s a body shop regular and that’s why.”

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Clumsy driver caught on CCTV hitting two cars parked outside garage

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