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kelvyn

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81 posts

143 months

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AMG Merc

8,898 posts

136 months

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kelvyn said:
Hope who ever it was is ok
+1

gtdc

4,252 posts

166 months

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Sad to see but why a news item?

PaulW75

66 posts

30 months

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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

4,252 posts

166 months

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S'pretty rotten of them to have smeared it over the website.
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TIGERSIX

968 posts

114 months

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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

604 posts

122 months

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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

8,898 posts

136 months

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Would damage like this end up being a Cat D?

GC1

893 posts

63 months

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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

7,885 posts

153 months

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strangely was chatting to somone this moring who saw the car. Reg began with V6.

Gadgeroonie

5,312 posts

119 months

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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

1,569 posts

47 months

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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

5,312 posts

119 months

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ty smile

Adrian W

9,216 posts

111 months

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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

13,460 posts

92 months

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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

13,460 posts

92 months

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sjc said:
Reg began with V6.
Nope - hopefully not another!

joust

14,605 posts

142 months

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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

92 months

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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

1,032 posts

101 months

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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

4,050 posts

74 months

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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?
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