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    Default Bad day today!

    Driving back home this afternoon and whilst taking a nice country route back, I came across a JCB. Nothing unusual about that. The road was quite narrow and he decided to stop.

    He then decided to reverse back not looking what he was doing, straight into my car! I had my hand on the horn and started to reverse back but the JCB's back arm hit my bonnet it pinned me down.

    But he kept going until the arm hit the windscreen, the whole weight of the JCB on my bonnet, the front bumper was almost touching the floor!

    He didn't even apologise! He just said he didnt see me! After he moved forward we exhanged details and admitted liability.

    Here is the end result.









    The car drove home OK, but the steering appeared a little heavier than normal, the bonnet has also broken a few clips that hold on the engine cover!

    So off to Mercedes tomorrow to get the estimate done for the insurance.

    Totally gutted, but I am sure it will all be OK when fixed.

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    At least your ok mate could of been nasty

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    Jesus Crikey!!! Lucky he finally stopped!!!!!!!

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    Hopefully the weight hasn't damaged anything and that they dont write it off!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Not good at all Matt but good to hear your ok...


    It's Mustang time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    Hopefully the weight hasn't damaged anything and that they dont write it off!
    That is a worry. But Mercedes have said they will give it a good going over. They even said that even when the job is started, if they find something major, they will consult with the insurance.

    But I am OK, **** myself to be honest at the time.

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    Wow mate thats bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    Hopefully the weight hasn't damaged anything and that they dont write it off!
    Was just thinking the same. Hope it hasn't pushed anything down within the engine compartment that could be more serious damage.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    **** myself to be honest at the time.
    Matt, I think anyone who said they didn't in the same circumstances would be lying! At least, I assume, you were by yourself and only had yourself to worry about getting out the car and not your daughter too?

    Glad you're okay.

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    Not nice, and you got away with it considering what could of happened.

    Good there were no injuries. At the end of the day the car is repairable/replace-able at least.

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    Cheers for the kind comments guys, Duncan, I was on my own so at least the family were not with me.

    The guy just got out with his hands in his pockets and just didnt seem bothered.

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