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Re: Never Been So Happy To Get Home

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It's so lucky and often out of our control. This is the result of my no-fault accident in February this year which wrote off the car due to the "structural damage".

The other party just drove out from a side road straight into me. I consider us very lucky - no one was hurt, no other cars involved, my children were in the car (faces obscured in the photo) and completely unharmed and it was close to home so we were able to get back easily. I was able to get CCTV footage of the impact.

The other party's insurers admitted liability and I had the payout for a replacement car 3 weeks after the incident happened.

I'm very thankful no one was injured. If fate had decided to play a different hand, it could have been a very different outcome.


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I had a crash 6weeks after passing my driving test - absolutely no fault of mine. When I was able to take a look at the other car and try and make sense of what had happened I noticed two things - the car had a skull and cross bones painted on the bonnet; and my initials were on its license plate :shock:
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RichM wrote: Wed Oct 11, 2023 7:38 am It's so lucky and often out of our control. This is the result of my no-fault accident in February this year which wrote off the car due to the "structural damage".

I'm very thankful no one was injured. If fate had decided to play a different hand, it could have been a very different outcome.
Thank goodness you were all OK after that. Fate certainly has a hand to play.

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missF wrote: Wed Oct 11, 2023 7:55 am I had a crash 6weeks after passing my driving test - absolutely no fault of mine. When I was able to take a look at the other car and try and make sense of what had happened I noticed two things - the car had a skull and cross bones painted on the bonnet; and my initials were on its license plate :shock:
We are all glad that you are still around missF.

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Re: Never Been So Happy To Get Home

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Sorry about your close encounters and very happy that all is good. As mentioned, thes things tend to happen in three's so please be extra cautious when you venture out next.

I don't think that poor driving skills are limited to the UK. It seems as much a problem in the USA. Getting a license is far to easy with no education, or very little. Not to mention the many distractions within a vehicle these days.

In my youth I took 2 defensive driving courses (1 was sponsored by our insurance company) that my father signed me up for as well as a special course to obtain a racing license. The skills learned have proved extremely valuable over my driving lifetime.
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