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    • Hols_Jo
    • By Hols_Jo 15th Sep 17, 11:06 AM
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    Missed flight due to accident on motorway
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    • 15th Sep 17, 11:06 AM
    Missed flight due to accident on motorway 15th Sep 17 at 11:06 AM
    Hi,
    I'm hoping someone could offer some advice. We missed our flight from Bologna - Italy on Sunday 10th Sep, there was an accident on the motorway so a journey on the E35 should've taken 1hr 20min but instead took 4 hrs.
    The travel insurance company have said unless I can prove that there was an accident I cannot claim for the additional expenses which are over £1000 due to having to stay overnight plus depart from another city the following evening.
    Does anyone know if there is a website that would hold historical motorway delay data?
    Desperate to try and recover some of the cost.
    Many thanks
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    • stator
    • By stator 15th Sep 17, 11:36 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 11:36 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 11:36 AM
    Do you know the local paper for that stretch of motorway? Usually they report on such things
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    • rs65
    • By rs65 15th Sep 17, 7:17 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 7:17 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 7:17 PM
    The travel insurance company have said unless I can prove that there was an accident I cannot claim for the additional expenses
    Originally posted by Hols_Jo
    Which insurer?

    One I just looked at has this exclusion wording:-

    any claim where you missed your departure because of heavy traffic or road closures that were not severe enough to be reported on a recognised motor association website, on news bulletins or in the press

    That's probably the type of thing you are looking for - local press would be a good start.
    • Hols_Jo
    • By Hols_Jo 15th Sep 17, 8:36 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 8:36 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 8:36 PM
    Hi thanks for replying,
    it's Natwest Travel Insurance. They have said they will not proceed until I prove the delay.

    We have tried local newspapers via search engines but not showing anything special. I have also emailed the Italian highway agency for that part of the motorway but no response.
    • rs65
    • By rs65 15th Sep 17, 8:47 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 8:47 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 8:47 PM
    it's Natwest Travel Insurance. They have said they will not proceed until I prove the delay.
    Originally posted by Hols_Jo
    Sounds normal.

    Holiday rep? Ex-pat forums?
    • sonichurdle86
    • By sonichurdle86 17th Sep 17, 1:29 AM
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    • 17th Sep 17, 1:29 AM
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    • 17th Sep 17, 1:29 AM
    Hi
    Not sure if it is enough for your insurance company but if you search twitter for A1 Bologna on twitter a number of tweets come up from a few different accounts.
    • sonichurdle86
    • By sonichurdle86 17th Sep 17, 1:30 AM
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    • 17th Sep 17, 1:30 AM
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    • 17th Sep 17, 1:30 AM
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    A1 Milano-Bologna code per 8 km causa incidente nel tratto compreso tra A1 Fidenza (Km. 90,4) e Nodo A1/A21 km 5...
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    A1 Milano-Bologna queues for 8 km due to accident in the stretch between A1 Fidenza (90.4 Km) and Node A1/A21 km 5
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