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Yesterday's drive home wasn't as enjoyable as it should have been.

We were driving south on the M1 in an average 60 zone.  I was in lane 4 (smart motorway) and had just crawled past a Jag in lane 3 - the way you do when everyone is trying to keep just below 60.

I reckon my rear wheel was about in line with the Jag's front when all of a sudden it drifted right, into our lane, and hit us side on.  I was lucky that the central reservation was a little way off so I had a some room to move over, brake, and minimise the contact.  But there was still body to body contact and the passenger door mirror was knocked out of alignment.

Anyway, we both straightened up and managed not to hit anything else.  But the other driver just carried on and didn't stop. Sarah called 999 to explain what had happened and they said to give the Jag the opportunity to pull off at the next services and to report them if they didn't.  They didn't.  So I have.

When I got home I was expecting the worst, but the Z has got away remarkably undamaged.  There is a load of grey Jag paint on the rear arch and some yellow Z paint missing from the front, but all the panels seem okay.  The door mirror isn't marked either.  The Zed's going to need a little paint but that's all.  Goodness knows how.

I'm hoping the other driver is tracked down and contacted, but I'm not holding my breath.

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Sadly reflective of today's attitudes, Paul. I hope the police (or your insurance) track them down for failure to stop. Second thoughts, insurance company might not be the way to go!

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Such a shame. Some drivers appear to be totally brain dead. 

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Well you can see the driver's mug in his door mirror! He appears to be of very senior years (I'm not being 'old - ist' - I'm no spring chicken myself) and quite unaware, so maybe he didn't even notice, which he really should have done even if he didn't feel a slight impact.

 

 

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Sorry to hear that Paul, if you give the police the number plate they can track him, trouble is that even when an accident isn't your fault they still load your policy

i had that last year in my other car and they penalised me for having an accident which was totally the other persons fault

i hope you manage to sort it out. 

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46 minutes ago, PaulW said:

Of course he is, he's driving a Jaguar :lol:

Hush thy mouth non Zed driver, nowt wrong with Jaaaaaag drivers 😂

I am sorry Paul, I am cross for you, the arrogance of some people ! 

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Sorry to hear that Paul. 
I suspect the police don’t want to know but you would think there would be a way of tracing him as you have his number plate. 
agree it looks like an old boy who may not have realised. 
The wife had this with a lorry and forced him to stop. 

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Thanks all.

As pointed out the driver was in his senior years.  There's no way he didn't notice the impact.  Unless he just woke up and was just surprised to find himself in lane 4.  I would have thought the lady next to him might have mentioned it to!

I'm not taking it through my insurance but I'm preparing myself to suffer at renewal time.  That's very nearly a year away so it will be an unpleasant anniversary reminder.  When I filled in the online form to report the incident they asked for my insurance details so there's no escaping it.

Anyhoo, if anything comes of it I'll report back.

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I did consider trying to force a stop but I didn't want to put myself or anyone else in danger.  Also, it was a section of 'smart' motorway so it would have meant blocking lane 1 and that's a risk I just didn't want to take.  I'd have probably ended up with lorry writing the car off, or worse in that case.

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An old boy wiped the wing mirror and part of the front wing off my Infiniti whilst I was parked up.  I chased him up the road (as he winded past parked cars) him and his wife were adamant he hadn’t done it. Luckily I had a witness and therefore he had no choice.  Scary, as if they really don’t realise they shouldn’t be on the road.

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1 hour ago, Chilli Red said:

An old boy wiped the wing mirror and part of the front wing off my Infiniti whilst I was parked up.  I chased him up the road (as he winded past parked cars) him and his wife were adamant he hadn’t done it. Luckily I had a witness and therefore he had no choice.  Scary, as if they really don’t realise they shouldn’t be on the road.

My dear old Dad went just like that. He even bought a rattle can, in a vain attempt to and disguise the ever-increasing number of bumps & scratches on his little Fiesta. We had to take the keys off him eventually, because he was getting more & more dangerous.

Of course, I'll never get like that :)

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On 11/29/2021 at 8:40 PM, Paul_S said:

Yesterday's drive home wasn't as enjoyable as it should have been.

We were driving south on the M1 in an average 60 zone.  I was in lane 4 (smart motorway) and had just crawled past a Jag in lane 3 - the way you do when everyone is trying to keep just below 60.

I reckon my rear wheel was about in line with the Jag's front when all of a sudden it drifted right, into our lane, and hit us side on.  I was lucky that the central reservation was a little way off so I had a some room to move over, brake, and minimise the contact.  But there was still body to body contact and the passenger door mirror was knocked out of alignment.

Anyway, we both straightened up and managed not to hit anything else.  But the other driver just carried on and didn't stop. Sarah called 999 to explain what had happened and they said to give the Jag the opportunity to pull off at the next services and to report them if they didn't.  They didn't.  So I have.

When I got home I was expecting the worst, but the Z has got away remarkably undamaged.  There is a load of grey Jag paint on the rear arch and some yellow Z paint missing from the front, but all the panels seem okay.  The door mirror isn't marked either.  The Zed's going to need a little paint but that's all.  Goodness knows how.

I'm hoping the other driver is tracked down and contacted, but I'm not holding my breath.

Steer well clear of this car:

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He was probably asleep and weeing himself. It's a Jag, after all.

Glad you're both okay and the car's survived intact.

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That's not good Paul, But glad you are both ok.  If there is any conciliation (and it isn't) I guess you have a clear image of it and it didn't clip just the rear and then sent you spinning into the Armco.  Its not like a bright yellow Zed isn't visible.    The Zed is a strong old car really.  Guess now you have all the pain of the insurance.  Have the police followed up.   There is no way you would not know you hit something.

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On 11/30/2021 at 10:17 PM, Chubbs said:

Paul - I've just done an online search. Apparently the car is registered to NavTool Uk. You're the victim of an attempted hit!*

Personalised number plate on a 2015 car - I reckon his initials are WGN. William Norris? Just guessing here :)

 

 

 

 

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It would have been easier just to pay the money they owe me that hire an aging hitman (unless it's a cunning disguise and the owner was heading to Salisbury to visit the Cathedral).

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Thanks all.

I've heard nothing so far, and I'm not expecting to really.

After the silly season I'll investigate local bodyshops to get the Z sorted.  I will be a good excuse to spruce it up before next years season :)

If I'm cheeky I might test out the bodyshop with the Juke because we gained an unexplained dink in the front wing a few weeks back :rolleyes:

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Never have I been more happy to receive a letter from the police concerning a collision I was directly involved in!!* :lol:

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I do hope the other driver received one today too! :teeth:

*just to clarify this is my only one...

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Thats good news Paul (I hope!). Did you report it, or someone else, or the roadworks CCTV?

 

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I reported it, so this is just acknowledgement of that.  I'm not sure if it will go any further.  I guess I'll have to wait 6 months!

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Thanks Michael.

I've heard nothing more, so I think I know which way this is going.

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Maybe of interest to you, seeing the other side.  My boss received a letter and a phone call from his insurance company this week. It appears that he shunted a parked car whilst reversing up a few weeks back and this was reported to the police as he didn’t stop.  He said he didn’t know nor hear it (worryingly he is quite deaf) the scuff marks and slight crack on his bumper suggest this is true.  His insurance are sorting it out, but just thought it may give you some hope that sometimes these things do actually work.  Do you know the insured.  Not sure how they got my bosses insurance details unless it was police contact.

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Thanks for that Sarah.

Unfortunately, I received another letter saying there was insufficient evidence to proceed.  If anyone is interested, I'll take a pic and post it up for reference.

Time to start looking for a decent local bodyshop I guess!

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