Horrified mum discovers her legally-parked car was towed by rangers and crushed without warning 


Horrified mum discovers her legally-parked car has been towed by rangers and CRUSHED without warning

  • Council towed the car and crushed it before she even knew it was missing
  • Warning came two days after the car, and everything in it, had been destroyed
  • Woman says the car was legally parked a few doors away from daughter’s home


A woman claims her car was crushed by her local council two days before she received a notice of abandonment in the mail.  

High school lab technician Wendy Tucker says her 1997 burgundy Toyota Camry Conquest was legally parked near her daughter’s home a quiet street at Point Clare for eight weeks during lockdown.

But the Central Coast Council towed the car and crushed it before she was even told it was a problem in the first place.

At first Ms Tucker thought it had been stolen after her son-in-law arrived, didn’t see the car and asked her where it was.

Wendy Tucker’s burgundy Toyota Camry (similar to the one pictured) was taken and crushed by her local council before she even knew what happened to it

‘I said, “Oh it’s out there”,’ she told ABC Central Coast radio. ‘And he said “Oh, no, no, no – it’s not.”‘ 

Ms Tucker discovered her car had been towed after she called police and council rangers to report it missing.

‘We found out from the rangers that it had been picked up on the Monday, and they rang me on the Tuesday to say that it had been picked up and unfortunately, it had been crushed,’ she said.

A warning letter from the council about what would happen to the seized car came two days after it, and everything in it, had been crushed.

Central Coast Council seized Wendy Tucker's car and crushed it before she got a letter saying it had been taken

Central Coast Council seized Wendy Tucker’s car and crushed it before she got a letter saying it had been taken

Amongst the items were a pram, baby seats and toys and camping equipment.

The letter said a warning sticker had been attached to the Camry, but she didn’t see it. ‘But then, we weren’t looking for it either, because we didn’t think that it was doing anything wrong,’ she said. 

Ms Tucker said the car had been legally parked a few doors away from her daughter’s home in Althea Place.

The registration was in date and it had a few dents but was otherwise roadworthy. 

The Central Coast Council has been contacted by Daily Mail Australia seeking comment about Ms Tucker’s car.

Three months after it happened, Ms Tucker is upset that she has still had no official response to why it happened.  

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