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Noble Crash - A131 Gt Leighs towards Chelmsford, Essex

Noble Crash - A131 Gt Leighs towards Chelmsford, Essex

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kelvyn

Original Poster:

82 posts

162 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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AMG Merc

9,618 posts

155 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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kelvyn said:
Hope who ever it was is ok
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gtdc

4,259 posts

185 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Sad to see but why a news item?

PaulW75

66 posts

49 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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My best wishes go out to whoever this is. I wrote off my first 3R as they can be very unforgiving in certain conditions if you're not familiar with them and it's a very unpleaseant situation all around. Not only do you feel like an idiot but you've wrecked your pride and joy to boot. They definately aren't up to smashing into things.

gtdc

4,259 posts

185 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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S'pretty rotten of them to have smeared it over the website.
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TIGERSIX

969 posts

133 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Sadly other peoples missery get web hits
and sells papers sad ole world we live in I
wonder how much of a tail back was caused by
rubber necking

Jmracing66

683 posts

141 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Hope everyone is ok.

What a sorry sight, I met four Essex nobles a while back and we all had the same colour cars.

AMG Merc

9,618 posts

155 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Would damage like this end up being a Cat D?

GC1

905 posts

82 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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unlikely more like a 'c' or 'b' ...'D' is for bodywork,cosmetic damage.This looks like possible front tube damage but without seeing more difficult to say..

sjc

8,726 posts

172 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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strangely was chatting to somone this moring who saw the car. Reg began with V6.

Gadgeroonie

5,357 posts

138 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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is a cat b,c,d an insurance write off - ie the customer get a pay out rather than a repair


playalistic

1,620 posts

66 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Category A: Scrap only - this vehicle should have been crushed. It should never reappear on the road and there are no economically salvageable parts. It is of value only for scrap metal - e.g. a totally burnt-out vehicle.

Category B: The bodyshell should have been crushed. The vehicle should never reappear on the road, but it can be broken for spare parts plus any residual scrap metal.

Category C: Vehicle extensively damaged and insurer has decided not to repair. The vehicle should have an independent inspection before being allowed back onto the road.

Category D: Vehicle damaged and insurer has decided not to repair.

Category F: Vehicle damaged by fire and insurer has decided not to repair.

Gadgeroonie

5,357 posts

138 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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ty smile

Adrian W

10,120 posts

130 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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From the front it doesn't look that bad, lots of tinsel damage, obviously can't see the rest of the car but it'll probably get written off bumping up our insurance costs

dirty boy

13,886 posts

111 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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The owner was fine, a little shaken though - obviously - and gutted - obviously.

Please, no speculation as to what happened, I don't know, all that matters is that no-one was seriously hurt.






dirty boy

13,886 posts

111 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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sjc said:
Reg began with V6.
Nope - hopefully not another!

joust

14,613 posts

161 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Glad everyone is OK, and still impressed by how well the central section hangs together. One advantage of GRP bodies is that is might make a big mess, but it gets rid of a lot of energy in doing so.

I still remember the Elise design video where they just drove it head on into a brick wall at about 20+ mph, big bang, bolted on a new front end crash structure, and drove off.

J

monster.chub

10 posts

111 months

Monday 22nd October 2012
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Hi all, the car was mine!!!! accident was caused by diesel spillage on the road surface. My passenger is now suffering neck & back problems. I myself was only shaken as I was wearing harness.(she was only wearing seatbelt) Now theres a lesson.

Metalman

1,121 posts

120 months

Monday 22nd October 2012
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You must have been gutted to see your pride and joy like that but it doesn't look too bad? The main thing is your ok and hopefully your passenger will recover too. Note to self, I must wear my harness more often.

Chapppers

4,353 posts

93 months

Monday 22nd October 2012
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monster.chub said:
Hi all, the car was mine!!!! accident was caused by diesel spillage on the road surface. My passenger is now suffering neck & back problems. I myself was only shaken as I was wearing harness.(she was only wearing seatbelt) Now theres a lesson.
Hello! glad You're OK! Do you know what you did to lose control? Sharp steering input (avoiding something) or too much throttle or both? Do you have an open diff or LSD?