Welsh man has his BMW accidentally crushed while stuck in surgery

first_img A man in Wales identifying only as “Mr G” is pretty upset about his car being crushed, and we would be too, considering it was legally parked at his home when it was seized.In late 2016, Mr G spent three days at a hospital after receiving surgery for his ankle, and was shocked when he came back to his home in Flintshire to notice his car was not in the spot he’d left it.Mr G reported his British Racing Green BMW 323 missing to the police, who told him the car had been crushed after being mistakenly marked as “abandoned.” RELATED TAGS3 SeriesBMWLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending in Canada See More Videos Trending Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. advertisement Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2019 BMW 430i xDrive Gran Coupe BBC News reports no attempt was made by the city council to try and contact the owner before seizing and crushing the BMW. Even worse, Mr G says he paid £14,000 pounds (about CAD $24,000) for the car in 2004 and put another £2,500 pounds ($4,300) into it for a new engine and brake work, apparently; there was also about £2,000 ($3,400) worth of tools in the trunk.The council will only pay him back £2,750 ($4,700) for the trouble, which is obviously not even close to the amount spent, especially considering he had not committed any wrongdoing. After refusing to pay the claim, Mr G said they “shut up shop and denied responsibility.”“I was utterly horrified and so confused because I couldn’t understand why they took away a vehicle that was registered to me at my address,” Mr G said, calling the incident “utter ineptitude.”A council officer claimed to have searched for the vehicle’s registered owner in a database, but could not find one. A report from the authorities states there was no evidence of the search being done at all, and they also found no evidence the council tried to issue a statutory notice of the intention to remove the vehicle. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Officers are conducting a full review of the situation and state “means are in place to prevent re-occurrence”, but we hope Mr G gets his full sum of insurance money back, or a new car. ‹ Previous Next › The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everlast_img read more