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 Post subject: Well, I crashed
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 18:46 
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T'other day I went to my running club as per usuall. The drive home was uneventful, nice evening, light traffic and Tenacious D on the CD player 8-) .

The annoying thing about my crash was that it happened right at the end of my journey, on my drive. My neighbour has erected a nice new fence betwix my and her drive. New concrete posts and 4ft wood panels. I need to keep as close a poss to the fence so I can get the bike out. This is where the problems arose. While reversing onto my drive and positioning the car a concrete fence post jumped out behind my rear bumper and scratched the bumper and rear wing.

The damage to my wing is going to take several minutes to polish out, but I have not contacted my insurance company to confirm this. Should I sue my neighbour for installing posts that damage my car, or should I contact Essex Safety Camera Partnership and see if the can do anything about idiots reversing onto their own drive and hitting a stationary fence post?

Domestic Specs cameras must surely be the answer to this problem :idea:


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 Post subject: Re: Well, I crashed
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 20:54 
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How fast were you reversing?

You know that speed kills - what on earth were you thinking?? :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Well, I crashed
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 22:04 
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Careful - the cruelity to concrete fence posts lot will be baying for blood -did you not call out a concrete paramedic to ensure that said post had not suffered a trauama ,or a repair expert to repair damage ? . Expect a nasty litigation letter from "concrete lawyers for u" ,and a massive cliam for injury/trauma and suffering in your next post . :D :wink:

Wuldn't suggest contacting Essex SCP -especially if the ground is soft - those white high heels sink right in :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Well, I crashed
PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 07:44 
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I blame the Teancious D for making you laugh at an inappropriate moment:

"How about the ability to kill a yak from 200 yards away.... with mind bullets? That's telekinesis, Kyle"

(Which won't mean anything to the rest of you)


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 Post subject: Re: Well, I crashed
PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:55 
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If you had knocked it completely over would there be a post mortem? (Groan) :bunker:

Probably not cuz they'd have nothing concrete to go on. You'd get a few stoney looks though. :D

Sorry :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Well, I crashed
PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 18:35 
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Big Tone wrote:
If you had knocked it completely over would there be a post mortem? (Groan) :bunker:


its grown on me that.... very good.


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 Post subject: Re: Well, I crashed
PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 19:47 
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Thanks for your "posting" of your accident Adam, no doubt a speed limit lowering and speed bumps for your drive and the road for a two mile radius of your house, will be debated by the local parish council and a scammera will be erected on your drive very shortly, followed by locals with speed guns popping out from behind your neighbours fence at every opportunity. it had to happen one day and it's your own fault for supporting such a radical group such as Safespeed.....;-)

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 Post subject: Re: Well, I crashed
PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 23:42 
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adam.L wrote:
T'other day I went to my running club as per usuall. The drive home was uneventful, nice evening, light traffic and Tenacious D on the CD player 8-) .

The annoying thing about my crash was that it happened right at the end of my journey, on my drive. My neighbour has erected a nice new fence betwix my and her drive. New concrete posts and 4ft wood panels. I need to keep as close a poss to the fence so I can get the bike out. This is where the problems arose. While reversing onto my drive and positioning the car a concrete fence post jumped out behind my rear bumper and scratched the bumper and rear wing.

The damage to my wing is going to take several minutes to polish out, but I have not contacted my insurance company to confirm this. Should I sue my neighbour for installing posts that damage my car, or should I contact Essex Safety Camera Partnership and see if the can do anything about idiots reversing onto their own drive and hitting a stationary fence post?

Domestic Specs cameras must surely be the answer to this problem :idea:


On second looks -"Should be looing at going to Specksavers " :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Well, I crashed
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 07:57 
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I think you should paint the fence yellow and install speed activated signs

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 Post subject: Re: Well, I crashed
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 09:26 
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anton wrote:
I think you should paint the fence yellow and install speed activated signs


Good point, new concrete is a grey colour, my car is silver :scratchchin: camouflaged?


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