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    EduTech Car Shafted! Literally!

    Right, So Hey I'm here and lucky to be alive! Driving home from work this evening as work until 9:30 on a Tuesday, Totalled my car like litrally! it is sitting outside my house now and is about as usful as a chocolate teapot!

    Driving down the road, don't see the two nutters driving up the road @ speed... no lights driving side by side! and i just remember swerving out the way to avoid them it was either that or have a Head on Collission!

    So upon swerving out the way, i hit a wall go into a crazy spin whilst hitting a building and ending up faceng a telegraph pole! not sure exactly how i managed to get out without being injured but put it this way guy needs a new front building!

    So now i have no car, an excess or £300 to pay and it technically now is all my fault because the nutters didn't stop they just drove off and left me so i have no details!

    Thankfully the RAC Recovery guy did not charge me for him having to take my car back home, as technically he should of because he used specialist equipment. he says because i was Third Party he knew i would have to pay it out my pocket and he would feel bad so such a nice guy!

    On a seperate note, Emergency Services didn't care one bit! asked if i was okay and asked if i knew any details of the other cars (yeah like i am going to take note of there registration when i'm nealy at deaths door) so they just tell me to secure my car and report it to my local police station with 24hours.

    So thanks to them! nice to know the local services really think something of the community! I will go and report it but i shall have to say something as i think it is wrong that they did not even come to the scene!

    Anyhow i think i am going to put my head down, work tomorrow and need to make phone calls!

    Does anyone have any instructions on how to use the public transport again?

    P.S. if anyone wants a Pug 306 V Reg 1999 they can happily come and take it i suppose it is still usefull for parts.

    The Joys! What a great christmas this is going to turn out to be!

    Anyone got a car for sale? :|

    James.

    P.S. I'll post some pictures tomorrow when it is light
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    I thought Police had to attend all road traffic accidents? Glad to hear you are okay James. Cars can be replaced, lives can't. It could have been so much worse mate.

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    tough break mate. glad you're okay.
    so basically, the way to get any attention is to not swerve out of the way, risk your life, but ensure the stupid **** pay the price too.
    and i thought i had it bad but at least the government is willing to pay compensation out of the kindness of their hearts : When it rains in the desert!
    did you see those pictures? crazy driving? 118+ dead and still counting.

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    glad your ok bud

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    Glad to hear you're OK! A word of advice - don't even think of relying on the police to do anything useful these days. Sad but true.

    I have a Suzuki Samurai for sale:

    Standard Suzuki Samurai

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number6 View Post
    Glad to hear you're OK! A word of advice - don't even think of relying on the police to do anything useful these days. Sad but true.

    I have a Suzuki Samurai for sale:

    Standard Suzuki Samurai
    Maybe where you are - but here they are very good and take a great deal of care.

    I do agree that they should have attended the accident though.


    BUT James, you are OK, and that is all that REALLY matters.

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    Glad you're OK bud. As has been said it's only a car. I am amazed that the police didn't attend though bearing in mind you damaged someones house.

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    Glad you're OK James... look on the bright side... you can get a better car now

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    This happened to my sister a few years back, she had nowhere to swerve to. The fire service that attended said that she was lucky she had nowhere to go, if she'd swerved out of the way and the guy had still hit her, she'd have been killed and more than likely the rear seated passenger would have died too.

    Thank the gods for compulsory seat belts (and airbags).


    Glad you are unscathed James if a little light on a car and cash.
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    Glad you're ok mate, wouldn't the same without you.

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    Cool

    Glad to hear you are okay mate - it could have been damned nasty.
    As has already been said - your car can be replaced - but you - cannot.

    I hope things pick up for you and work out for the best

    Az

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    Ouch. Glad you weren't injured James!

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    It's annoying to think some d*&% is at home not bothered about causing an accident. He/she probably doesn't know if you are dead or alive, and probably couldn't care less either way.

    It might cost you an arm and a leg to get things sorted pal, and it couldn't come at a worse time of the year. But I'm sure given the choice it's better to pay a few hundred quid at Xmas than to have your family/friends have to have Xmas without you.

    Glad to here you're ok pal, and I hope these t*%£'s get theirs too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Maybe where you are - but here they are very good and take a great deal of care.

    I do agree that they should have attended the accident though.


    BUT James, you are OK, and that is all that REALLY matters.
    Also very glad he's OK (and it's a real tribute to his driving and the quality of the car that he is!)

    Playing devil's advocate, but what exactly could the police have done had they come out? Offered tea and sympathy? We'd have more accusations of wet liberalism if they did that! I'm guessing there are no other witnesses so what info could they collect? If there are CCTV cameras on the road then the info they hold will still be there tomorrow but if there are no cameras then this is just one of those complete nightmares where the guilty party will get away.

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    Playing devil's advocate, but what exactly could the police have done had they come out?
    Make sure people are okay and deal with the situation?

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