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Following on from Paul's previous topic about an encounter with another car on the motorway, well the other week a similar thing happened to my car on a dual carriageway, when a black Corsa pulled out to overtake but didn't see that my car was there. The other driver didn't stick around either - what is it with people these days??

I wasn't driving, or actually in the car when it happened and I was in fact remarkably calm about it all when I found out - a lot calmer than I thought I would be. I'm actually more annoyed my dash cam wasn't in the car to catch the b$%&^*^d as I'd taken it out to be replaced. New one was ready to go in once I'd got the car back - sods law. Although after what happened in Paul's encounter I'm not sure it would have helped.

How the wing mirror and indicator repeater escape unscathed is a miracle. The wheels on the offside did also receive some damage after my mate took evasive action and hit the central reservation (yes we are still friends!!). Will have to get the tracking checked after it's been repaired.

Fortunately I've been away last couple of weeks so haven't had time to dwell on it and it's currently in the garage getting sorted. Depending on how long it's away I might not make the mod day, I'll keep you posted. Hoping it will be ready sometime next week.

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So sorry Chas

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Oh no! I’m gutted for you.  Blinkin Sod’s law you didn’t have the dash cam in.

 

Take care Chas and let’s hope it’s fixed soon x

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Sorry to hear this news, Chas. Hope the repairs go well for you.

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Bad news Chas. I know how you must feel. I had a side-swipe encounter a couple of years ago and I was driving... mostly cosmetic and dealt with, but the thoughts still linger.

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That's pants Chas, also a timely reminder for me to get a dash cam sorted.

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Sorry to hear mate, how low do you have to be to not even stop.

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Probably because they're barley able to afford the insurance and a claim against them would force them off the road or drive illegally and they don't have the morals of most people.

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2 hours ago, Dave G said:

Rubbish news Chas.  At least no one was hurt, could have been a lot worse on a dual carriageway.  Cars can be fixed...

Yeah I think that's why I took it so well, it could have been a lot worse, especially for my mate. As for the insurance question Chubbs, no once you take off the excess my mate said he'll sort it as he has had an accident just under 5 years ago (stone knocked him out while he was on his trike - just realised that was on a dual carriageway too, I think I'm gonna have to ban him from driving on them if he ever uses the car again!), so having another one on his record would have ended up costing him more in the long run.

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On 4/7/2022 at 3:40 PM, ChasGFL said:

Yeah I think that's why I took it so well, it could have been a lot worse, especially for my mate. As for the insurance question Chubbs, no once you take off the excess my mate said he'll sort it as he has had an accident just under 5 years ago (stone knocked him out while he was on his trike - just realised that was on a dual carriageway too, I think I'm gonna have to ban him from driving on them if he ever uses the car again!), so having another one on his record would have ended up costing him more in the long run.

Insurance company wins either way, of course.

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