'Just stuck here': Citroen driver called out over 'selfish' park

Brianne Tolj
·2-min read

A Sydney man says he’s been unable to use his car for days after being blocked in by another driver’s “bad parking”.

He posted images of the tiny gap between the vehicles to a Coogee Facebook group on Tuesday.

“This Citroen has had my car blocked in since Sunday night,” he said, adding the cars are parked on a steep hill at the bottom of Mount Street next to the Coogee Beach Club.

“If anyone knows who owns it can you please tell them to come and move it forward?

“We’ve been unable to drive anywhere for two days now and have been getting public transport to work.”

The Citroen and Volkswagen cars with only centimetres between them.
A Sydney man says he’s been unable to use his car for days after being blocked in by another driver’s 'bad parking'. Source: Facebook

The man said the Citroen was originally parked further forward, but still without a fair amount of space.

“However, due to the steepness of the hill, as soon as we tried to do a reverse hill start to get some more space the car lunged forward…so it’s literally just stuck there now,” he said, describing his Volkswagen as an automatic.

His Facebook post has attracted numerous comments, with many locals slamming the Citroen driver’s parking skills.

“Unbelievably selfish — maybe contact the council ranger,” one person suggested.

“Inform the cops. That’s bad parking. They will know whom to call with number plate. Good luck,” a man wrote.

“I think this is the European way. They leave it in neutral so you can nudge it forward. That’s what I’d do if I still had a bull bar,” another said.

Others criticised the Volkswagen driver, saying he could get out and the car should not have lunged forward if he had an automatic.

Mount Street next to the Coogee Beach Club. Source: GoogleMaps
The cars are parked on a steep hill at the bottom of Mount Street next to the Coogee Beach Club. Source: GoogleMaps

“If your car lunges forward and it’s an auto you need driving lessons,” a man said, before suggesting the driver “put the handbrake on, foot on the brake and engage reverse”.

“Have you seen this hill? We did exactly as the steps you said and due to gravity its almost impossible to not have the car roll forward, at least slightly. Which is what ended up happening,” the Volkswagen driver said.

The man said the car parked behind him has changed over the past few days, adding it’s only the car in front that’s parking him in.

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