SURREY (660 NEWS) – When you put your child in their car seat in BC, you need to leave the car door open to be able to do it. But it turns out you may be found at fault if another vehicle hits your door.Kirsten Chalmers, a mother of three in Surrey, was found 100 per cent at fault, after a van’s mirror hit her open door.Kirsten and her mom were in the parking lot of a shopping centre, making sure her kids — aged 10 months, two, and five — were buckled in.“I had already put my 10-month-old into her car seat — she’s in one of those bucket seats that you just move into the car. I was buckling in my oldest daughter on the passenger side. It was my mom who was on the driver’s side, buckling in my son.”That’s when the van parked next to them backed out.The van’s mirror hit her car’s open door, but she never thought she would be found at fault.“In the Motor Vehicle Act, it states something along the lines of ‘the car door being opened for a period of time to get a passenger in and out.’ What is considered a safe period of time? Well in my opinion, whatever time it takes to properly buckle a child in.”The other driver is not seeking damages, which means Kirsten’s premiums won’t be affected. But she still wants answers.“I still feel like I’m deserving of some type of explanation. If you’re going to tell me that I can’t open my door to put my child in and that I’ll be found at fault for that, what if she had requested damages?”In an emailed statement to our partners in Vancouver, ICBC says the door was “opened further” into the moving van, which is why Kirsten was found at fault.According to the Motor Vehicle Act, a person must not open the door of a motor vehicle on the side available to moving traffic unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so.In this case, the vehicle door was partially open but then the door was opened further into the side of the moving vehicle. The responsibility for the impact lies with the door opener.Kirsten claims she never stated to ICBC that her mother further opened the door. “I think I would have been more accepting of a 50-50 type thing. But to just be told ‘You’re 100 per cent at fault’… I was blown away.”She says a manager told her it was “more of a he said, she said thing.”“That [the other driver is] actually claiming that… my car door was not open when she started backing out and that my mom actually would have had to come between the moving vehicle and my parked vehicle and opened the door with a two-year-old in her arms while she was already in the process of backing out. I’m not sure who would ever do that, especially not with a child.”She says it’s impossible for a parent to buckle their children without opening the door. “It’s not always a very quick procedure to get them into the car.”What should parents do in this situation?Kirsten wants to know what should be done to ensure this doesn’t happen to her — or another parent — again.“Are you recommending that if I’m in the process of buckling my kids and I hear a car start that I should actually stop what I’m doing, move out of the way, close the door, and let that person back out? I would like to know what I should do in the future.”In ICBC’s statement, the insurer says:Parking lots are very busy places. The key tip is to be aware of the vehicles around you when parking or returning to your parked vehicle and continue to watch for other drivers as you and your passengers enter and exit the vehicle. Don’t leave doors open longer than necessary and check before opening any door further. If an incident occurs, try to find an independent witness if possible.“This is crazy. This defies common sense,” said Kris Sims with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, a longtime critic of ICBC’s monopoly on car insurance.She thinks many cases like Kirsten’s go under the radar. While Sims admits she’s no expert on ICBC cases, she believes many come down to “he said, she said” situations.“Unless you get witnesses. Say, there’s a collision… say it’s in an intersection or something. Then you still need to usually get witnesses for things like that.”Sims argues if there was insurance competition, Kirsten could move to another insurer if she was unhappy with how she is treated.“I’m going to go up the street, I’m going to go online, I’m going to shop around because as a consumer… In British Columbia, you can’t do it. The only recourse is to make an issue of it.”
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Kapil Sharma, Krushna AbhishekSony TVThe Kapil Sharma Show never fails to entertain its viewers and the upcoming episode will be filled with comedy.It will be graced by popular playback singers – Alka Yagnik, Himesh Reshammiya and Javed Ali – the judges of the reality show Super Singer as well as contestants of the show such as, Thanu Khan, Mohammed Fazil, Nistha Sharma, Urgen Tsomuand Guntas along with the captains of the show Salman Ali, Nitin Kumar, Sachin Valmiki and Jyotica Tangri.According to a report in Times Now, a six-year-old, Thanu Khan will be seen scolding Kapil on The Kapil Sharma Show because of a very cute reason that will leave viewers in splits.The report said that the young contestant before walking towards the stage for his performance left a fruit (litchi) with Kapil. However, right before his performance, the kid asked the comedian about his fruit’s whereabouts and Kapil answered that he ate it. Realising the same, young kid scolded the comedian in the most adorable way.”I gave Kapil ji my fruit to hold till the time I perform, but he took the chance and ate it while I was performing. I expressed my disappointment when he ate my litchi but as nice he is with his comedy, he offered me all the fruits on the table,” Thanu Khan said, as reported by the web portal.In his personal life, Kapil is on his way to becoming a father. Although the ace comedian hasn’t made any official announcement about the same, reports are doing the rounds that his pregnant wife Ginni Chatrath is in her first trimester.Apparently, ever since Kapil learnt about Ginni’s pregnancy, he has reportedly made a lot of changes in his busy shoot schedule to be with his wife. Initially, Kapil used to quickly wind up for the day from shoot and rush home to take care of Ginni. But now, Ginni has shifted to Amritsar, Punjab, and with her family. Kapil, who is in Mumbai busy shooting for The Kapil Sharma Show, is flying to and fro whenever he gets time from his busy schedule.