As a business operating in the breaker industry, you can imagine that a lot of the requests we receive are the result of unfortunate accidents. Its not always possible to avoid accidents, especially given the apparently increasing numbers of idiot drivers on the road, but there are some lessons to be learned from the howling mistakes of others.
I sincerely hope that youre not attributed with the downright stupidity of some of the drivers below but if you are, I do have one valuable piece of advice for you.
Catch the bus
Anyway, here are some genuine excerpts from insurance claims made in the UK over the last couple of years. Dont make the same mistakes.
I was travelling at around 90mph when my girlfriend grabbed hold of my testicles, causing me to lose control of the vehicle.
I accept no responsibility for the accident. I had been told the speed limit did not apply after midnight.
I awoke to discover my windscreen had been smashed. I do not know the exact cause, though I suspect Voodoo may have played a major part.
I was hit by a pedestrian, who then proceeded to travel underneath my car.
Whilst attempting to kill a fly, I drove into a dangerously positioned phone box.
Whilst driving home through heavy fog, I accidentally drove into my neighbours driveway and collided with a tree that wouldnt have been there had it been my own house.
I made the decision to avoid striking the bumper of the car in front and instead ran over a pedestrian.
I had told the policeman that I was uninjured, but upon removing my cap I discovered that I had a fractured skull.
The pedestrian ran towards the pavement, but I got him!
“The accident occurred when I was attempting to bring my car out of a skid by steering it into the other vehicle.”