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Sample witness statement - car accidents - defendant

Form assistanceThis is an example of a completed witness statement. It is important to complete your statement using your own details and based on your own circumstances. If you need more help, get legal advice

For instructions on preparing a statement see, Ins​tructions for preparing witness statements​. 

Case studyCase study - Rob and Mick 

Rob parked his car at a shopping centre. After checking his mirrors, Rob slowly reversed out of a parking spot at the shops when he suddenly felt a bump. Rob had run into a car that was behind him. Rob does not have comprehensive car insurance. Rob tried to resolve the dispute with Mick and sent him a letter of demand to pay for the cost of repairs to his car. Mick has ignored Rob's phone calls and has not responded to the letter of demand. Rob wants to recover the cost of repairs to his car and has started a case in the Small Claims Division of the Local Court. At the pre-trial review, the court gave directions to Rob and Mick to file their witness statements before the hearing date. Mick has asked his witness to write a witness statement.

Statement of Joshua Danski

I, Joshua Danski, of 2 Good Street, Burwood NSW,2134, plumber, state: 

  1. ​On 1 December 20xx at about 3:30pm, I was walking to my car in the car park next to the shops on Burwood Road, Burwood NSW 2134.
  2. I noticed that a red Toyota Yaris was driving down the lane behind me.
  3. I saw a black Mazda 3 reverse out of a car space and collide with the red Toyota Yaris.
  4. The red car was driving past the black car at the time of the collision.
  5. My car was parked opposite where the accident happened.
  6. The driver of the black car got out of his car. He did not seem to be hurt.
  7. The driver of the red car said "Did you see the accident?". I said words to the effect of "I saw it". He then said "Can you give me your contact details?". I then gave him my contact details.
  8. It was a sunny day.
  9. The speed limit in the car park was 20km per hour.
  10. I noticed damage to the back left side of the black Mazda 3. The red car had damage to the front left bumper.
  11. I believe that the contents of this statement are true and correct.

Signed: Joshua Danski

Dated: 5 December 20xx