A suicide jumper who landed on top of a car when she tried to kill herself is refusing to pay compensation for the damage she caused - because she says the car was illegally parked. Car owner Chung Kai-chiu went to the Small Claims Tribunal yesterday seeking $25,700 from mother-of-two Lee Chen-fan, who landed on his vehicle when she jumped from the roof of a building in Hillwood Road, Jordan, on May 29 last year. Mr Chung had lent his car to a friend, who parked it outside Universal Mansion at 3pm that day. Ms Lee jumped off the roof of the building at 4.50pm and landed on the vehicle, according to a document filed to the tribunal. It was not said how far she fell or what her injuries were. At a preliminary hearing, Ms Lee told adjudicator Pang Chung-ping she was not prepared to pay compensation. 'I made sure no one was on the street before I jumped down because I did not want to hurt anyone,' she said. 'I have lived in that building for 10-odd years and I know very well there was no parking space on that street . . . the car was illegally parked there. 'I meant to die. Instead of saving me, the car has upset my plan.' Mr Pang advised Ms Lee to seek a medical report to show her mental state at the time after she said she had taken prescribed medication before jumping. She replied: 'I don't have much free time to do such things. I have to look after my twin daughters.' Ms Lee also disclosed to the tribunal her financial hardship, saying her husband was bankrupt before she gave birth to the twins. She said her mother could not bear the burden and had committed suicide in 2000. Mr Pang expressed his sympathy for Ms Lee and asked Mr Chung to consider a settlement. Mr Chung said he was also sympathetic and did not want to drag on with the matter. But he said that as Ms Lee refused to provide any compensation, he was in no position to settle. Mr Chung told the tribunal the car was a write-off. Mr Pang adjourned the case to April 11.