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    Having finally got the point that I am semi-comfortable driving I had my first car crash - skidded on snow on a 60 mph single carriageway (though wasn't going anywhere near that speed) and made a mess of the front bumper, although its not obvious on first inspection.

    Thankfully it was a single vehicle accident I was able to drive away from and no one was hurt, just sad about my beautiful wee car being damaged and the amount of money it will take to repair it.

    Anyone got any silly car crash stories to make me feel better?


    PS I know it could have been a lot worse and I am very lucky not to be hurt and that I didn't hit an oncoming car - I am looking for light hearted stories here!
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    no silly ones but i was full term pregnant when a land rover side swept our car and hit the passenger side (i was the passenger) and the guy looked like hed **** himself when he saw me get out the car

    he did ring up later on to check up on me though which was nice
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    (Original post by TheRabbit)
    Having finally got the point that I am semi-comfortable driving I had my first car crash - skidded on snow on a 60 mph single carriageway (though wasn't going anywhere near that speed) and made a mess of the front bumper, although its not obvious on first inspection.

    Thankfully it was a single vehicle accident I was able to drive away from and no one was hurt, just sad about my beautiful wee car being damaged and the amount of money it will take to repair it.

    Anyone got any silly car crash stories to make me feel better?


    PS I know it could have been a lot worse and I am very lucky not to be hurt and that I didn't hit an oncoming car - I am looking for light hearted stories here!
    Not a silly one.

    An 18 year old girl who had passed her test the month before and had a place on a medicine course, went out to see one of her friends. It was raining and therefore slippy. She was driving within the speed limit safely, some idiot collided into her because they were going too fast and slammed into the car. Killing the girl. We then had her dad come into our school and break down in front of us talking about driving safely.

    Drive safe, there are no silly car crash stories.
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    I once crashed my car (at about 10 miles per hour) through the barrier and ended up in the village pond (about 18" of water) In the words of Rowley Birkin QC 'I'm afraid that I was very, very drunk"
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    Not exactly a silly one - more of a very serious one, but I crashed into a red double decker bus as I was pulling out of a junction near my house :facepalm:
    Took them nearly a month to repair the car and get it back to normal
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    (Original post by Howard)
    I once crashed my car (at about 10 miles per hour) through the barrier and ended up in the village pond (about 18" of water) In the words of Rowley Birkin QC 'I'm afraid that I was very, very drunk"
    Haha, that sounds embarrassing - did you get caught drink driving though?

    I remember someone once crashed near my grandparents and everyone knew this guy had been drink driving, but because the car was off the road he just sneaked off and came back to sort it out when sober so got away with it.
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    (Original post by TheRabbit)
    Haha, that sounds embarrassing - did you get caught drink driving though?

    I remember someone once crashed near my grandparents and everyone knew this guy had been drink driving, but because the car was off the road he just sneaked off and came back to sort it out when sober so got away with it.
    I used the same strategy!

    I got out the car and waded through the water and then ran away across the fields before hiding out at a friend's house. The police did show up and towed my car away and came looking for me the next day. By that time I was sober and well under the limit so they couldn't do me for DUI. They slammed me for driving with undue care and attention and abandoning the scene of an accident instead.
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    clunk click every trip

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    (Original post by the bear)
    clunk click every trip

    Nobody was safe with Jimmy Savile; in a car on anywhere else!
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    I once crashed into a car because I was trying to connect my phone to the cars Bluetooth. I got the car fixed secretly in 2 days.
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    Not really a 'crash' story but when I first started driving I accidentally rolled my car down our driveway which is on a hill, into the back of my dad's Viva. Got a nice little dent in my bonnet and some scratched paintwork but no major harm done. Scared the **** out of me, definitely made me more careful.


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    I was reversing in a street, I was meant to meet my girlfriend for sex so I was rushing and I backed up quite fast looking at right mirror and there was a car parked behind me on the left. I hit the car and ruined my bumper. The owner didn't want to resolve privately, I thought my 17 year old self would never be able to be insured again. But thankfully because no injuries my premiums barely increased at all.

    Another time going down the spiral of a car park, I really needed to poo so again I was being careless and scraped the side of my car.

    Both events caused heartbreaking damage to my car, thankfully bank of Dad got it fixed to brand new again. Now I drive much much more carefully, and changed insurers to get that no claims.
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    (Original post by TheRabbit)
    Having finally got the point that I am semi-comfortable driving I had my first car crash - skidded on snow on a 60 mph single carriageway (though wasn't going anywhere near that speed) and made a mess of the front bumper, although its not obvious on first inspection.

    Thankfully it was a single vehicle accident I was able to drive away from and no one was hurt, just sad about my beautiful wee car being damaged and the amount of money it will take to repair it.

    Anyone got any silly car crash stories to make me feel better?


    PS I know it could have been a lot worse and I am very lucky not to be hurt and that I didn't hit an oncoming car - I am looking for light hearted stories here!
    My cousin had just passed his test, went to the dealership to buy a brand new Mini. Took it for a test drive and bought it there and then.

    Didn't have insurance, but his house was literally half a mile up the road, out in rural Lancashire with nothing for miles, and he was mates with the dealer so he went to drive it home. Turned on the engine, wrote off the car - he'd left it in gear from the test drive, and when he started it, put it straight into a concrete wall.
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    (Original post by XMaramena)
    Didn't have insurance, but his house was literally half a mile up the road, out in rural Lancashire with nothing for miles, and he was mates with the dealer so he went to drive it home. Turned on the engine, wrote off the car - he'd left it in gear from the test drive, and when he started it, put it straight into a concrete wall.
    They just don't make cars like they used to I guess! Also, automatic loss of sympathy for attempting to drive with no insurance.
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    (Original post by Talon)
    They just don't make cars like they used to I guess! Also, automatic loss of sympathy for attempting to drive with no insurance.
    He was just excited about his new car - he had paid for temporary drive-away insurance, but it wasn't due to come into effect until a couple of hours later, so he reckoned he'd just drive home then take it out for a spin when the certificate came through.

    Luckily, he never left the private property of the dealership so he didn't break any laws, but he did have to foot the bill himself.

    Last year, he bought another brand new mini. Rolled it over into a ditch on the 2nd day. Although he was insured then!
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    (Original post by XMaramena)
    My cousin had just passed his test, went to the dealership to buy a brand new Mini. Took it for a test drive and bought it there and then.

    Didn't have insurance, but his house was literally half a mile up the road, out in rural Lancashire with nothing for miles, and he was mates with the dealer so he went to drive it home. Turned on the engine, wrote off the car - he'd left it in gear from the test drive, and when he started it, put it straight into a concrete wall.
    MFW


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    Not me crashing per-say but a story ill never forget.

    2 weeks into having my first car last year and only driving on my own once, i took it too my boyfriends who's drive was down a really narrow alley way.
    One night I was really stressed out and tired and kept stalling the car trying to get turn around a sharp bend.
    My boyfriend, who'd been driving 3 years, offered to park it for me, telling me he was experienced with sharp bends and we were on a private road so it was fine.

    After 2 minutes in the car, he put it into first gear and rammed the front side of my car into a wall and tore off the side of my bumper. Lots of screaming later we got inside, went to halfords the next day and gaffa-taped it back on. All the paint work on one of the car is completely damaged still today and I had to wait 2 months to fix the bumper itself and finally abadon the gaffa-tape.

    Safe to say i have never let him live it down.
    But I still have a clear memory of the night my poor little micra went into wall only 2 weeks after picking it up!
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    Not me crashing per-say but a story ill never forget.

    2 weeks into having my first car last year and only driving on my own once, i took it too my boyfriends who's drive was down a really narrow alley way.
    One night I was really stressed out and tired and kept stalling the car trying to get turn around a sharp bend.
    My boyfriend, who'd been driving 3 years, offered to park it for me, telling me he was experienced with sharp bends and we were on a private road so it was fine.

    After 2 minutes in the car, he put it into first gear and rammed the front side of my car into a wall and tore off the side of my bumper. Lots of screaming later we got inside, went to halfords the next day and gaffa-taped it back on. All the paint work on one of the car is completely damaged still today and I had to wait 2 months to fix the bumper itself and finally abadon the gaffa-tape.

    Safe to say i have never let him live it down.
    But I still have a clear memory of the night my poor little micra went into wall only 2 weeks after picking it up!
    Oh wow what did that do for his man ego lol

    I'd consider breaking up with gf cus of shame if I did that to her car (only kidding)

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    Oh wow what did that do for his man ego lol

    I'd consider breaking up with gf cus of shame if I did that to her car (only kidding)

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    Well every time I do anything wrong or don't want to pay for something I always remind him of the day he crashed my car into a wall 😂 Settles disagreements quite easily.

    i think his male ego never really recovered tbh!
    Didn't help either every time we went in my car for the next few months it looked like this above!
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    Apologies for the thread revival, but I was looking for anything insurance scam related and found this, so thought I would share my huge shame and embarrassment with the good people of TSR!

    I was 19 at the time and out with two friends for the evening, as someone that loves cars and driving and isn't too fussed about drink I always drove.

    The three of us all had strict parents that never approved of our going out wear. So we always stopped in a quiet lay-by or industrial estate etc depending on where we were heading to change.

    On the fateful March evening in question we went to an industrial estate we had used before and parked up. I reversed up to the front of an articulated lorry that was there, assuming it was empty and that it would give us some added privacy.

    As the one that tended to go for the more revealing outfits, closely followed by my best friend Tilly, we always had the most to remove. I had taken off my dress, tights and bra, but with all the leg, arm and body movements, one of us in the front either released the handbrake, or I never applied it properly and we rolled into the truck!

    The problem was, I had parked very close and with all our moving we didn't actually notice!!! That was until the driver knocked on the window to say we'd hit it!!!

    So, there I was talking to a lorry driver wearing only a pair of knickers and a rather small pair at that, which were also a little out or, err, place, if you get my meaning. He demanded I get out and inspect the damage. Problem was, like a rabbit caught in headlights I blinded did as I was told, so there I am nearly naked on a March night, standing on an industrial estate talking to Iorry driver.

    If that wasn't bad enough I had to get back in the car to move it forward, so we could check properly for damage. Unsurprisingly there was none and he told me not to worry about it.

    I got back in the car and drove off as quickly as possible. However, I don't know whether to be grateful or offended, but not once did he appear to acknowledge or even notice I was as good as naked!
 
 
 
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