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    This happened at Clapham highstreet, there are 2 lanes which turn right bus on the left lane and me on the right lane. Bus is ahead of me and about to turn the corner I can see he is going to come into my lane, so I slow down and stop. The bus driver doesnt notice me and turns sharply into my lane and around the bend ripping my bumper off with his back right wheel arch.
    Not talked to the insurance yet I have never had an accident before so what do I do. I have all the drivers and bus company's details. What will be the likely outcome, will the cough up ??

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    My old cavi 130 Sri was hit by a bus years ago. Bus company admitted liability right away, sorted, job done. Do you have any witnesses? If the bus driver has encroached on your lane he is defiantly in the wrong. Dont talk to your insurance, IMO, as they will hold it against you regardless. Your bumper will clip back on although you may need to use washers on the 3 torx screws that hold the bumper to the inner wheel arch and the 4 plastic clips on the underside of the bumper will be broken, 18p each from your local VX dealer. Should keep you on the road in the mean time.

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    No witness it was early morning so nobody about there was a couple people on the bus didnt ask them tho. Ive fixed the bumper with cable ties at the moments because the bit that attached to the wheel arch has broken off. So what did you do contact the bus company ?

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    yer mate there sort it all.......off topic but loveing the fogs mate

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    Yes. Did the driver not stop?

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    Yea the driver did stop and give me all his and the company details, didnt admit liability tho

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    yer mate there sort it all.......off topic but loveing the fogs mate
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    Yea contact the bus company, they should give you the details of their insurance, evry day occurrence for then, especially in London, shame you don't have any witnesses though. Any way of checking for CCTV?

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    Driver said they have CCTV on the bus, dont know if they will release it to me tho.

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    The bus may have cctv aswell, if the bus driver encroached into your lane without need then it should be settled very quickly. One thing to bear in mind is hgv's and psv's are large vehicles and when turning left the front end may encroach into your lane if its tight and if its turning right the back end may encroach into your lane. This is just common sense and its also in the highway code to allow them room to manouvre.

    The safest way to do it is allow them the room they need without putting your car into what is going to be a very tight space next to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirnapper View Post
    Driver said they have CCTV on the bus, dont know if they will release it to me tho.
    They wont release it to you thats for there own viewing or the police.

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