Ladies - how not to park

Nic Cackett

One benefit of an age of CCTV, satellite surveillance and camera phones is that it's very hard for people to get away with simply driving away from the scene of an accident – as this American pensioner discovered to her cost.

Tripta Kaushal's epic failure to park her BMW X5 at the gym last year was neatly captured on security videotape – as was her assessment of the damage and immediate exit from the car park.

Faced with clear evidence of her misdemeanour in court, the 62-year-old pleaded guilty to failing to report the accident and was handed a $500 fine and ordered to compensate the owners of the two vehicles she'd spectacularly crushed.