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Stats2909

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97 posts

119 months

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Sadly it looks like another S will need to be struck from the surviving examples list frown (and typically I've only just finished getting the carpets, wiring, rear suspension etc all sorted!)

I was woken at 3am by the local BIB to tell me that my car had been wiped out. Long story short, car comes charging round the corner, hits BMW wiping out the rear off side wheel and suspension, BMW shunted a good meter or so forwards into the S, which in turn is shunted into a Merc S class.

Worst news is the BMW is also mine so 2 cars totalled in one night, fantastic. Of course the driver legged it from the scene but as his car was also disabled (and facing the wrong way down the road) it had to be left behind. 'Driver' was seen using mobile, friends turned up, bundled him in the car and they left... charming, I love the quality of people in this country!

Keys were in the ignition, no signed of a break in, insurance in place. Any advice for dealing with the insurance companies would be appreciated. Police reported that the car was insured, not reported stolen and that there colleagues were on there way to 'chat' to the suspected driver.

An annoying day, I had planned to go to get things for my kitchen in the estate and then enjoy the autumn sun in the S. Ho hum!

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Stats2909

Original Poster:

97 posts

119 months

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As an aside I can recommend Renovo products, the roof was looking gorgeously black, water beading on the surface and as dry as its ever been frown

GadgeS3C

3,473 posts

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Oh crap - not at all what you want at anytime, never mind 3 in the morning.

Hopefully the driver will be insured and you'll be able to at least claim for the damage. Does make you wonder about people.

Can't offer much other than sympathy - hope things can get sorted.

Sad to see an innocent S abused like that frown

Barkychoc

7,430 posts

92 months

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I'd put money on the driver being p155ed so left the scene to avoid dd charge. No doubt they will report car stolen this morning. You can hope BiB follow it all through but I'm not holding my breath.

festerchap

10 posts

27 months

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Ouch both very Nice looking cars too hope it all goes well for you my friend it's enough to make you hope for disease and illness to fall upon these vermin we have in this country
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Dave_M

5,362 posts

112 months

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So sorry to hear this. As Chris says, the driver will most likely have been over the limit.

MPoxon

3,674 posts

61 months

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Oh no that is terrible. I hope your S is repairable. It would be a big shame to lose yet another TVR.

Scoobimax

1,371 posts

89 months

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Bad news - some scrotes about, complete disregard of other people and take responsibility for their own actions.

SS2.

8,142 posts

126 months

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That's a horrible sight - and both yours ? frown

Really hope the S (is particular) is repairable and that she lives to see another day..

Deeman

836 posts

70 months

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Matt,

Your insurers should know how to deal with this - if the scrotum who did this has no insurance,they will likely use the MIB http://www.mib.org.uk/Home/en/default.htm to claim. Suggest you also take a look.

They might search for CCTV evidence - The police have probably filed a Crime Report number too, which you should be able to get

The biggest issue is making sure you don't get penalised.

Best thing if you have gone direct and not through a broker, is to talk to them (preferably a more senior person) to understand what approach they are going to take.

The fact dirt like this exist in the world is thoroughly depressing and I hope you are compensated fully for your losses.

robsco

5,828 posts

64 months

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Bloody hell, you poor bloke. Really sorry to see this. Perhaps my eyes but it almost looks as though the car is bent down the middle?! Has it been shunted so hard that the chassis has deformed?

PotlessPaul

180 posts

128 months

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That's double unlucky to have both cars badly damaged in the same accident, you have my sympathy.

I can't help with advice on how to deal with it but don't get shafted by accident management companies for hire cars etc., i've read some bad stories about them.

On the brighter side, the S may not be a write off, the indicator lenses look ok! (bad taste getmecoat)

Stats2909

Original Poster:

97 posts

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Thanks to all for the good wishes, two cars in one go is just bad luck.

The car that hit mine is insured and as at 5pm was still not reported stolen so I have hope.

I have yet to decide what to do, what has been heard about management companies, that was looking the best option so far.

Funnily enough the indicators are relatively unscathed; I also have two mint examples in a box at home. Not sure I'll be needing those now, which is probably a good thing as I'd never have known the right time to fit them!!

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Scoobimax

1,371 posts

89 months

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I can only report good things for management companies in no fault claims - their costs are charged to the others insurers. The one I used was excellent - I can dig out their details if you want and I can PM them to you.


glenrobbo

3,498 posts

38 months

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Oh dear, Matt you must be devastated, I can't begin to think how I'd feel if that happened to my Austin.
Commiserations, hope it all gets sorted for you and doesn't prevent you getting a replacement TVR in the future.

GadgeS3C

3,473 posts

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Matt - might be worth posting in SP&L to get some help from the insurance experts. Although you might also get lots of conflicting advice from the pub experts as well...

Still gutted for you.

Stats2909

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97 posts

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I posted in SP&L under the title 'Hit and run', possibly not the best in retrospect but I can't see how to change it frown

Latest update is that at 5pm yesterday the vehicle causing all this still hadn't been reported stolen. In addition neighbours saw the immediate aftermath so a potential defence along the 'wasn't me it was stolen' route might be hard!

Fingers crossed for a simple resolution.

Would love another TVR, but which one is the hardest question to answer?!

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Maffe

305 posts

147 months

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OMG!
I almost started to cry when I saw this...
Hope your insurance cover this

RayTVR

263 posts

31 months

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Sorry to see this - hope they get what they deserve.

Niiige

271 posts

57 months

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What terrible luck. You must be devastated. I hope your insurers look after you properly and you are able to get yourself another TVR.
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