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    Had my first accident ever last week. Got revenge for Duncan by smashing 2 Merc's, one of which was the 3 1/2 tonner I was driving.

    Heading across a tiny mini-roundabout in Chislehurst, got dazzled by the low winter sun and didn't see the Merc coming from my right. I'd slowed right down for the roundabout, hit him head on into his nearside. Couldn't have been doing more than 5-10mph, but a full wagon does a lot of damoage even at that speed.

    Lept out and was relieved to find the driver was ok and that there were no passengers. Frightened the life out of me, can't imagine how the other guy felt. Have to say he was a complete gent about it and was even worried that I was ok as I was shaking like leaf whilst filling out the forms.

    Smashed his n/s wing, front + rear doors, popped the window on the front door and buckled the sills on the Merc. Being a P reg I reckon it'll be written off.

    Van needed a new bonnet, grille, bumper and wing which were all done the next morning.

    Could have been so much worse as it was afternoon school run time. Just thankfull that no-one was hurt, just my pride.

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    Glad everyone was ok Neil

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    Ouch mate... Nice to see you posting up... pity its under these circumstances though

    Least you got a month in the new job before Duncan'ing some cars

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    least everybodys ok neil. btw how are doing mate not heard from you on here for a while

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    Bad news Spikey, glad everyone was OK.

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    Oh Neil!!!

    At least you're okay - could have been a whole lot worse!!!!

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    Sorry to hear you've been Dunking...

    Glad to hear your OK though... just an accident mate... it happens, dont be so hard on yourself..

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    echo Deans post, good to see you one here mate but not under these circumstances.

    at least everyone was ok, that's the main thing.

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    Aaaah, that's poo luck matey. Never mind, these things happen.

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    Glad you are all right

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