I’m beginning to see why it’s called a Chinese finger trap.
Buggered if I know why the driver of the white Merc parked the car for them, and then got in his own car to drive away! Surely the simple answer was just to jump into his car immediately and drive away, leaving ample (?) room.
I would bravely claim its a beginer driver but unfortunately I ocasionaly drive through Richmond and have waited for parking dramas like this many a time, often the person driving can barely see over the dash.They invented quadrupal parking where nobody can move in either direction