A Riverside woman is calling for a reduced speed limit on the West Tamar Highway after an apparent hit and run crash on Friday morning destroyed her car.
Edwina Joesler said her parked 1995 Mercedes Benz was pushed 20 metres north along the highway when it was struck by a four wheel drive SUV about 2.25am.
"My car was parked on a bend in the highway in a section where the speed limit is 70km/h," she said.
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"The 4WD rammed into the back of my car totally destroying it.
"It is lucky that no one was killed, imagine if someone had been sitting in the car."
She said the driver of the SUV absconded after the crash.
"Now I have to pay most of the cost of removing my vehicle," she said.
"I'm a self-employed artist so I can't afford to get another - it's lucky I have got a bicycle."
"This is something that people in this area have been waiting to happen because it is virtually a blind corner."
She said residents from eight dwellings had to take their life in their hands to pull out onto the highway.
A Tasmania Police spokeswoman said: "Around 2.25am this morning police received a report of a car having crashed into an unattended parked car on West Tamar Road at Trevallyn.
"A man in his 40's is assisting police with their enquiries into the crash,"the spokeswoman said.
The Examiner contacted the Department of State Growth for comment about Ms Joesler's call for a 50km/h speed limit.