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#1 Nug878

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 10:09 PM

I'd like to all remind you to be extremely careful whilst driving with these weather conditions in the UK at the moment.
I thought I'd post this in the most popular section of the website, any administrators feel free to move this topic elsewhere.

This is what's left of my Focus after a bump on Friday afternoon ...



"After a morning of snowboarding and sledging on Friday 8th January 2010, when me and 3 other friends were on our way home we crashed. I was driving up a shallow incline on a right hand bend as a BMW 320d tourer was coming down. The road was narrow and only wide enough for one vehicle. We were both doing in between 5-10mph, we saw eachother, braked, but due to the icy road conditions it was inevitable that we hit eachother. This is what's left of my car. But thankfully all 5 people in the crash were un-hurt.
I posted this video to warn people, especially with our current weather conditions in the UK, how merciless this ice can be on the roads. So be careful, plan well ahead, and only use the car if you absolutely have to.
Thanks. "

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#2 Flic

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 10:13 PM

Oh that's so sad! Glad you were all unhurt though.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 10:17 PM

nice to see you back Luke!!

i saw what happened on facebook, shame, that car always looked really nice, at least none of you were hurt.

any ideas what your next one will be matey? :)

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 10:22 PM

nice to see you back Luke!!

i saw what happened on facebook, shame, that car always looked really nice, at least none of you were hurt.

any ideas what your next one will be matey? :)


Thanks Mike. Been busy that's why haven't been on much.

Have done the maths, if all goes to plan and I save like mad alongside a mass of overtime in work ... I should be able to afford a decent car by September. Well, hopefully by then otherwise I'll be a passenger on this road trip me and some mates got organised for then lol.

I need a diesel. Obviously a Focus is definitely on my list. Other 2 options, sorry to say will be a a Mk.4 Vauxhall Astra due to them being very cheap to insure for me. And something to think about if I'm really doing well with money is a Peugeot 307, but a bit thrown off of them at the same time because I'm hearing a lot of horror stories about their electrical problems! :lol:

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 10:24 PM

Yes i have heard a lot of problems with 307's!!

Getting another focus sounds like a good plan, shame you have to wait so long. I know i couldn't manage that long without a car now! When will you know about the insurance company's verdict?

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 10:33 PM

Yes i have heard a lot of problems with 307's!!

Getting another focus sounds like a good plan, shame you have to wait so long. I know i couldn't manage that long without a car now! When will you know about the insurance company's verdict?


It's not going to be easy lol, and I'm definitely not looking forward to my first train journey tomorrow for college! :lol:
Trying to get my Dad to let me get insured on his 2005 Vauxhall Astra ... But at the same time I'm not sure because it'll be burning valuble money for a new car.
I reported the accident on Friday. So did the other driver, both told our guardian angels at Endsleigh and More Than that there was no fault from any of us. And I've been told I'll be expecting a phone call tomorrow morning. Presumably to arrange for my car to be expected, although to be honest I haven't got a clue because I haven't done this sort of thing before. Crashing cars isn't exactly my hobby. :lol:

I'm hoping I get some sort of pay out though ... Since the BMW driver is fully comp. :D

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 10:38 PM

ouch, thats not good. glad your ok though and hope you get a new car sorrted out soon!

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 10:38 PM

ahhh yes, keep us all informed on the proceedings!

good to see one of the old crew back!!

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 11:05 PM

Blimey mate! Glad to see it's a 'slight' impact, no doubt due to your careful speed. If the airbag didn't go off it may be repaired, if so then at least you can sell it? If not then don't forget to haggle like mad with your insurers.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 11:09 PM

Blimey mate! Glad to see it's a 'slight' impact, no doubt due to your careful speed. If the airbag didn't go off it may be repaired, if so then at least you can sell it? If not then don't forget to haggle like mad with your insurers.


Maybe, although I was thinking about getting a new car anyway so if it is fixed I may sell it. I don't know, assumed it would be a write off being it a 10 year old car so haven't thought much about if it gets done. I'm just surprised how much my car fell apart compared to the BMW ... :blink:

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 11:14 PM

It's a good job you went into someone that has been so co-operative, could have been very easy to have to deal with someone incredibly awkward and stereotypical of young drivers!

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 11:15 PM

Maybe, although I was thinking about getting a new car anyway so if it is fixed I may sell it. I don't know, assumed it would be a write off being it a 10 year old car so haven't thought much about if it gets done. I'm just surprised how much my car fell apart compared to the BMW ... :blink:


Well you never know, see what they say. And just think, a BMW bumper and bonnet will probably cost as much as all your repairs put together!!
You may want to brush over the license plate too mate just in case?

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 11:20 PM

No he was really good about it all. He could see how shocked I was (being it my first crash) I was a quivering wreck. So he was really concerned about me, but then I calmed down and we agreed it was nobodies fault and it was due to the ice. So yeah, really decent bloke.

And yeah maybe, shall see what is said tomorrow when they ring me up. :)

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 11:26 PM

No he was really good about it all. He could see how shocked I was (being it my first crash) I was a quivering wreck. So he was really concerned about me, but then I calmed down and we agreed it was nobodies fault and it was due to the ice. So yeah, really decent bloke.

And yeah maybe, shall see what is said tomorrow when they ring me up. :)


i would be exactly the same! wouldn't know what to do, what to ask for, how to go about things, anything!!

i suppose i should do really, single track lane to school and back every day, something is bound to happen one day!!!

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:10 AM

Sorry to hear about this. The weather again being the winner against us.
Hope you get things sorted :)

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