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    • Jacarandasparrow
    • By Jacarandasparrow 13th Mar 18, 2:38 PM
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    Jacarandasparrow
    Crashed into a car that had alreay crashed....
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    • 13th Mar 18, 2:38 PM
    Crashed into a car that had alreay crashed.... 13th Mar 18 at 2:38 PM
    Sunday night, coming round a bend, I hit a car that had itself already just crashed. When I hit it, the other car was half on, half off the road, at right angles to the carriageway, with backend to the road, on my side of the road. The front nearside of my car hit the rear nearside of his car, spinning him round 180 degrees, so that he ended up front facing to the road.


    Thankfully I'm uninjured, and the other driver's injuries are apparently not too serious. Astonished to find that my insurers consider this my fault - that in their view the other car was "parked". Is this right? They are saying that they will have to pay for the damage to the other driver's car, but all of the damage to his front end (extensive) was caused by his own solo accident going off the road before I even came along?


    Any thoughts would be appreciated - is it worth fighting?
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    • Deastons
    • By Deastons 14th Mar 18, 9:32 AM
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    Deastons
    Or be significantly greater in mass.
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....
    All the more reason to slow down.
    • GothicStirling
    • By GothicStirling 14th Mar 18, 9:52 AM
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    GothicStirling
    The lesson here is: when approaching a bend in the road, slow down!
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 14th Mar 18, 10:29 AM
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    AndyMc.....
    Or both...
    Originally posted by AdrianC
    I see your point but too fast for the bend could mean he wouldn’t have got round.
    • MobileSaver
    • By MobileSaver 14th Mar 18, 10:53 AM
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    MobileSaver
    The lesson here is: when approaching a bend in the road, slow down!
    Originally posted by GothicStirling
    Where's the fun in that though?
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    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 14th Mar 18, 11:42 AM
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    AdrianC
    I see your point but too fast for the bend could mean he wouldn’t have got round.
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....
    That might be how it works on the track, but it's not how it works on the road...
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 14th Mar 18, 12:04 PM
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    Jackmydad
    That might be how it works on the track, but it's not how it works on the road...
    Originally posted by AdrianC
    Exactly, and as I've said before, driving on the road isn't a competitive sport.
    "Luck happens where hard work meets opportunity"
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 14th Mar 18, 12:16 PM
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    AndyMc.....
    That might be how it works on the track, but it's not how it works on the road...
    Originally posted by AdrianC
    Isn’t it? You get round a corner without incident on the road what’s the problem?
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 14th Mar 18, 12:17 PM
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    AdrianC
    Just because you got round without incident that time...

    Luck and complacency aren't the same thing as preparation, y'know.
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