Moment ‘stupid’ motorist ‘writes off’ family car while blindfolded with bonnet and boot open

A grandmother has been left ‘absolutely furious’ after a ‘stupid’ motorist ‘wrote off’ her family’s parked car while driving in a row with her partner with both the boot and bonnet open. were

Tracey Spraggon claimed she was forced to use all her savings to buy a new car after the woman rammed her Mercedes hatchback into their Volkswagen Touran outside the family’s home in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear.

The 55-year-old woman said she was at home with her grandchildren when she heard shouting in the street and looked out the window to see a couple having a heated argument on the morning of Sunday, June 26.

Footage captured of the incident shows the agitated woman trying to drive off while a man is seen opening the car’s boot and bonnet in an attempt to stop her from leaving.

Ms Spraggon (Pictured Here With Her Husband) Said: 'It'S Absolutely Disgusting That People Can Do This And Get Away With It.'

Ms Spraggon (pictured here with her husband) said: ‘It’s absolutely disgusting that people can do this and get away with it.’

The 55-Year-Old Woman Said She Was At Home With Her Grandchildren When She Heard Shouting In The Street And Looked Out The Window To See A Couple Having A Heated Argument On The Morning Of Sunday, June 26.

The 55-Year-Old Woman Said She Was At Home With Her Grandchildren When She Heard Shouting In The Street And Looked Out The Window To See A Couple Having A Heated Argument On The Morning Of Sunday, June 26.

The 55-year-old woman said she was at home with her grandchildren when she heard shouting in the street and looked out the window to see a couple having a heated argument on the morning of Sunday, June 26.

The Family'S Beloved Car, Which They Claimed Had Been Trouble-Free For Nearly Five Years, Was Reportedly Written Off As A Result Of The Impact.

The Family'S Beloved Car, Which They Claimed Had Been Trouble-Free For Nearly Five Years, Was Reportedly Written Off As A Result Of The Impact.

The family’s beloved car, which they claimed had been trouble-free for nearly five years, was reportedly written off as a result of the impact.

After Hearing The Commotion In The Street, Miss Spraggon'S Daughter, Who Lives Across The Street, Began Recording The Incident From An Upstairs Window.

After Hearing The Commotion In The Street, Miss Spraggon'S Daughter, Who Lives Across The Street, Began Recording The Incident From An Upstairs Window.

After hearing the commotion in the street, Miss Spraggon’s daughter, who lives across the street, began recording the incident from an upstairs window.

The stay-at-home grandmother and her family then watched in horror as the woman walked down the street and straight into her parked car, apparently blinded by the open bonnet.

The family claimed they ran out to find their car had been written off from the impact.

They said that they called the police but no arrest was made.

Ms Spraggon, from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, said: ‘Me and my granddaughter who lives with me were cleaning our bedroom with the window open and we heard screaming.

‘We looked out of the window and saw that there was a little ruckus on the corner – [this woman] I was arguing with my boyfriend.

‘She comes down to get the car and he catches her trying to get the car and that’s why he tries to pull everything out to stop her from driving.

The Grandmother-Of-Eight Said She Was Left 'Absolutely Furious And Devastated'

The Grandmother-Of-Eight Said She Was Left 'Absolutely Furious And Devastated'

The grandmother-of-eight said she was left ‘absolutely furious and devastated’

Footage Captured Of The Incident Shows The Agitated Woman Trying To Flee The Car While A Man Is Seen Opening The Car'S Boot And Bonnet In An Attempt To Stop Her From Leaving.

Footage Captured Of The Incident Shows The Agitated Woman Trying To Flee The Car While A Man Is Seen Opening The Car'S Boot And Bonnet In An Attempt To Stop Her From Leaving.

Footage captured of the incident shows the agitated woman trying to flee the car while a man is seen opening the car’s boot and bonnet in an attempt to stop her from leaving.

The Footage Captured The Man Blocking The Car'S Path As The Female Driver Swerved - Despite The Boot As Well As The Bonnet Being Open - As Another Woman Looked On.

The Footage Captured The Man Blocking The Car'S Path As The Female Driver Swerved - Despite The Boot As Well As The Bonnet Being Open - As Another Woman Looked On.

The footage captured the man blocking the car’s path as the female driver swerved – despite the boot as well as the bonnet being open – as another woman looked on.

‘She was having none of it and just thought she could drive with the bonnet on and then bang – straight into our car.

‘We ran outside and called the police. My granddaughter who was outside making the video was hysterical.

‘I’m absolutely furious at what he’s done, driving with the bonnet up and the back end.

‘The thought was that the children were playing outside and could be killed because they always played Kirby in the street and for some reason they weren’t that morning.

‘I was like, “Are you stupid? Driving like that, you could have killed one.” [child]”

‘She was just standing there crying “I’m sorry, I’m sorry”. “Sorry isn’t good enough,” I said.

The Stay-At-Home Grandmother And Her Family Then Watched In Horror As The Woman Walked Down The Road And Straight Into Her Parked Car, Apparently Blinded By The Open Bonnet.

The Stay-At-Home Grandmother And Her Family Then Watched In Horror As The Woman Walked Down The Road And Straight Into Her Parked Car, Apparently Blinded By The Open Bonnet.

The stay-at-home grandmother and her family then watched in horror as the woman walked down the road and straight into her parked car, apparently blinded by the open bonnet.

The Family Members Said That They Called The Police After The Incident, But No Arrests Were Made

The Family Members Said That They Called The Police After The Incident, But No Arrests Were Made

The family members said that they called the police after the incident, but no arrests were made

After hearing the commotion in the street, Miss Spraggon’s daughter, who lives across the street, began recording the incident from an upstairs window.

The footage captured the man blocking the car’s path as the female driver reversed – despite the boot as well as the bonnet being open – as another woman looked on.

Meanwhile, one of Ms Spraggon’s granddaughters also ran downstairs and recorded the woman hitting her head on with her car at the end of the driveway.

When the driver hit Ms Spraggon and her husband’s Volkswagen Tavern, all the family ran out into the street and called the police.

The family’s beloved car, which they claimed had been trouble-free for nearly five years, was reportedly written off as a result of the impact.

The grandmother-of-eight said: ‘I was absolutely devastated when I saw the damage. When his car hit our car, he also hit my husband’s work van because he pushed the car forward.

‘Thankfully my husband’s work van was undamaged but all the doors wouldn’t lock because the electrics went out and the car was fine.

‘Our car just had its MOT two days ago and only needed a tire and now the car is entitled and taken away.

‘We were told not to run it. [as] It will be very dangerous because of the effects.

‘We had plans to go to the beach that day. [children] That’s why we couldn’t go.

‘We immediately contacted her insurance and my husband had to call anyone and everyone to try and get a courtesy car and go and get her.

‘The insurance gave us a payout but it’s still not what we expected and nowhere near what we needed for a new car.

‘We’ve had our car for years and had no problems with it and now we’ve had to use every penny of our savings to buy a new car. It’s not on.’

After Receiving A 'Disappointing' Insurance Payout And Draining Their Savings To Buy A New Car, The Incident Has Forced The Family To Switch From Their Seven-Seater To A Smaller, Five-Seater.

After Receiving A 'Disappointing' Insurance Payout And Draining Their Savings To Buy A New Car, The Incident Has Forced The Family To Switch From Their Seven-Seater To A Smaller, Five-Seater.

After receiving a ‘disappointing’ insurance payout and draining their savings to buy a new car, the incident has forced the family to switch from their seven-seater to a smaller, five-seater.

'Foolish' Motorcyclist 'Writes Off' Family'S Parked Car While Rowing With Partner With Both Boot And Bonnet Open

'Foolish' Motorcyclist 'Writes Off' Family'S Parked Car While Rowing With Partner With Both Boot And Bonnet Open

‘Foolish’ motorcyclist ‘writes off’ family’s parked car while rowing with partner with both boot and bonnet open

After receiving a ‘disappointing’ insurance payout and emptying their savings to buy a new car, the family have been forced to switch from their seven-seater to a smaller, five-seater.

The grandmother said it meant she could only take three children out with her instead of five at a time, making outings and holidays more difficult for a large family.

The grandparents now plan to rebuild their savings and move on from the harrowing incident, thankfully no children were harmed in the accident.

Ms Spraggon said: ‘I’m absolutely gutted that I’ve lost my car, I loved my car. We never had any problems with this car, it was the best ever.

‘It was a seven-seater and now we’re back to a five-seater – earlier we could carry five grandchildren and now we can only carry three in a five-seater.

‘We’ve had to use all our savings, so my husband will have to work some more overtime so we can save up and go again with the kids.

‘It’s absolutely disgusting that people can do this and get away with it.’

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: ‘Shortly before 10am on June 26, we received reports of a collision. [in] Sunderland.

‘It was reported that a female driver had hit a parked car causing minor damage.

‘No one was injured.’