Had my first crash the other day folks, so so gutted.
At a junction of a residential area, stationary indicating right, look both ways (twice) and pull out, only to be met by a 4x4 hammering it around the bend. It was like slow motion, I knew it was about to crash into me so I slammed by foot on the accelerator and the 4x4 made contact with the rear offside of my car. Undrivable, alloy bent inwards and damage to the rear corner, very close to my fuel cap.
Cannot prove the other vehicles speed and as it was their right of way, I am to blame in the eyes of the insurers. In the meantime my car is at a workshop and I'm awaiting to find out the cost of repair so I can choose to do it away from the insurance and just pay (as my excess is £1000 :/) and have it as a notification only, or if it will be more then I'm going to have to stump up some cash.
No injuries to both parties, that is the main thing but I find myself worrying when I am driving and although I know I looked twice and looked as you should, I'm questioning my own abilities. It could be a bit of both of us to blame but the facts are this is the state of my Focus :(
How bad does this damage look folks?