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Discussion in 'Motors' started by Homer-Simpson, 26 May 2006.

  1. Homer-Simpson

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Nov 2002

    Posts: 1,109

    Crashed :(

    I was minding my own business driving to work (down the A34 towards Oxford) when someone for no reason what so ever slammed their brakes on :o (they were about 4-5 cars infront) Everyone in front slammed on their brakes (me included)....

    We all safely come to a stop (im sure 2 cars infront needed a new pair of trousers as he just missed the guy infront of him ) when I look in my rear view mirror and see a 306 locking up its breaks, not too sure how fast he hit me but it looks like it made more damage to his that mine.

    We managed to get over to the hard shoulder and exchange details, the guy was really apologetic. He was just very unlucky, he had to wait for a tow truck to move his (his bumper etc was hanging off).

    Mine looked fine (apart from the exhaust was making a right racket) so I took it to my VW dealership. They had it up on the ramps it wasn't good news. It has pushed and crumpled the exhaust forwards and looks like it needs a complete new full system, it needs a new bumper and it has also pushed a panel in (that was what they found after taking a quick look).

    The car is only worth £1500 (rough estimate) so im not too sure if they will repair it

    Will be getting my courtesy car on Tuesday though

    Will hopefully get some pictures up tomorrow of the damage.

    Im a bit annoyed but at least everyone was ok (but it does mean yet again my insurance goes up like it did last time even though both of the accidents I have had are not my fault!!)

    What has annoyed me more though (after thinking back) no-one else even stopped after the accident to see if we were ok/if we needed witnesses, they just drove round us :mad:
     
  2. Conanius

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,372

    bad news about the crash ! good job he stopped though...

    as for others driving off, I witnessed someone getting run over in december last year, in the nicest way, running to their aid was the biggest mistake ive ever made...
     
  3. Homer-Simpson

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Nov 2002

    Posts: 1,109

    Why what happened?
     
  4. Andybtsn

    Don

    Joined: 23 Oct 2005

    Posts: 41,015

    Location: North Yorkshire

    Tell us more!

    *Hard luck about the crash mate, what VW was it?
     
  5. Homer-Simpson

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Nov 2002

    Posts: 1,109

    It was just a mk3 8v, I did have another one which I really liked but someone decided to go through a give way section in a car park and slammed me into a new mini :p

    I think VW's just jinx me :o
     
  6. Aliboy

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Jan 2004

    Posts: 3,201

    It shouldn't really matter what your car is worth mate. It was the other drivers fault so their insurance will have to fork out :p

    Something similar happened to me when someone crashed into my bike. There was £2300 worth of damage but my bike was only worth £2500 at the most. The other party's insurance company tried to tell me that it would be cheaper for them to replace my bike with another second hand model. I told them to stuff it. If it would have cost £5000 to get my bike repaired then they would still have to fork out for it :D
    Don't be bullied into anything. Tell them to get it repaired regardless of the cost ;)
     
    Last edited: 26 May 2006
  7. Homer-Simpson

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Nov 2002

    Posts: 1,109

    What I meant was they might not repair it and just write it off :)
     
  8. Conanius

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,372

    basically ive been hounded by the police and the girl who got ran over ever since, she put in for some massive compensation claim (when in reality, its her fault she didnt look before she crossed) and I was very reluctant to assist in the case against the driver after that. The woman made a genuine mistake and is going to get anihilated for it (however it does turn out she didnt have tax, insurance or an MOT (I think it might have been without a license also !!))