A WOMAN whose car was run into on her way to the Anzac Day march said she’s appalled the driver fled the scene.
Gail Butler was turning through a roundabout from Somerville Street on to Williamson Street about 10am Thursday when a ute drove into the back of her car.
By the time she pulled over to assess the damage to the rear of her car the driver had sped off.
She said she was disappointed the person did not stop, and said she feared there were too many instances where people were not showing consideration.
“I was really upset,” she said. “I wouldn’t have been quite upset if he had have waited and talked, or checked on the car.
“It just makes you sad that this is probably happening to a lot of people.”
Mrs Butler was driving to the Bendigo Anzac march in honour of her father.
“My dad John William McMaho, was actually one of the last remaining of the Rats of Tobruk. It was really special to me to be able to go in the march after he passed away last November. It was quite emotional to have lost him.”
Mrs Butler was helped by a woman who let her use her phone to call police.
“I walked along and found a house and a lovely young lady called Meghan took me in and gave me a drink,” she said.
“It restored my faith a bit. There was one horrible incident but then immediately seeing someone so kind,” she said.
Mrs Butler said she believed the driver of the car who left the accident was in his 20s and was driving a dull-red coloured ute with a tan dog chained in the back.
She said she would like to see more people speak out about thoughtless accidents.
“I just want to be proactive. There’s got to be so many people that this happens to. It’s just not right,” she said.
Anyone that witnessed the incident can contact Bendigo Police on 5448 1300.
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