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As the Budweisier commercial would say:

"Mrs 'I drive a Renault Savana 21 without using my mirrors or indicators' - we salute you. You have singlehandedly destroyed a prestige Japanese motor through the actions of your careless irresponsibility".

She was very lucky that none of the 8 people in her 5 seater car, which ended up in a tree were killed or seriously injured. Also the poor lady she crashed into sending her across a dual carriageway through on-coming traffic and into a ditch, landing on her roof.

Neither my fiance or I were seriously injured but the car is a different story - picture attached.

Have you ever had to try and bring a car under control with only a handbrake, seized steering and the hood covering the windshield in the middle of the night? It's not fun.

She said she didn't see me, but I don't think she even looked - she certainly never used her indicators. And we let women drive?

No offence intended to any lady Skyline owners/drivers.

Any chance we can somehow group together and up the value of the 2.5t GTS so I can get a bigger write-off payment and buy a GTR with it???

Sorry Ian but I don't think I'll need that new clutch now...

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Jeez brother, there is little I can say at this time except I am glad you are in piece and so is the good lady, in the end metal is metal and it feels no pain. The car did the full 'loyalty' thing and kept you from serious harm, a car can do no more.

Get another, and be glad you can!

Take care.
 

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The Nissan engineers did well.

I have to agree, the front end took one hell of a hit but nothing encroached on the seat space in the cockpit so we were kept from harm.

I think if we'd been driving something less solid it would have been a very different story...
 

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I would also appreciate if anyone has any experience with accidents, insurance and specifically - modifications.

Please PM me.


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Just the fact that she had 8 people in a five seater means that her vision was clearly obscured, so any crash investigations will come down on this really hard.

Best of luck with all aspects of the matter. Just hope you find another good Skyline.
 

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No idea - never had an accident involving another motorist before. I guess a few weeks...

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Mega bad luck matey... Just make sure you go to the accident claims ppl and claim for your whiplash and other injuries...;) along with your car money... I SEE GTR...:) Glad you are ok as well....
 

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Now that you mention it, my neck is killing me and I can't reach to tie my shoelaces without excruciating pain.

I'm gonna save for a 400-450BHP skyline and add another 300-500 BHP at the touch of a button.

Don't you just love NOS???

Although the seatbelts did their job, I've been told I need to have harnesses in the next car!!!
 

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Seriously mate if it wasn't your fault at all then claim the bitch. My dad was driving my Skyline out of his work (at the hospital) and bumbped into a women on a bike who cut te corner at a junction. It was dark and she had no lights and she even said that she didn't want to go and be checked over at the hospital (even though my dad and his friend who was with her at the time are both docs and would have had her seen to immediately.) He gave her money becuase the front wheel of her bike was bent but she then told the insurance etc. and my dad now has a pending claim and has lost some NCB which hiked his insurance. It couldn't have been more obvious whos fault this was but she is going to recieve between 4 and 11 thousand £'s.
 

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Should you decide to claim for injuries this will be dealt with separately as a civil matter and WILL take at least a further year before settlement and maybe upto 3 years of waiting.

So you will receive the payout for the car quickly (relative term) and any furthers sums are a distant (time) prospect.

Additionally any serious claim (above 5k) would require corroboration from a specialist in the injury.

A single visit to your GP is just not enough, go at least three times and get 'pain-killers' each time, make a record of your recovery, nothing too fanatical, just start a word doc and record any day you feel discomfort or difficulties, this being a contemporaneous account will make any case mounted to lessen the claim against them very shakey indeed, for the little trouble it takes to do this you safeguard your health and any claim, just do it, start this day.

Edited numerous times 'cos I can't seem to get a handle on typing today, sorry.
 

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What can we say at times like these..... except for Elavira has not taken any offence and she actually agrees with you... and at least your not hurt either of you. Cars can be replaced, lives can't.


Si and Caroline:(
 

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Written Off...

Oh well, it's official now. I spoke to a repair shop this morning and told them where the front wheels were.

They said they didn't even need to see it - they're sending a letter in the post.

Now it's just a case of getting the money...
 

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Drew...

Glad you ok mate. I went to find shelley at work today and they said she was off. You both ok I hope??
Re the neck get to the doctor explain the syptoms and cause and claim EVERYTHING you can as clearly not at fault.
Clearly you can prove that you wer enot at fault whihc is good. Did you have any mods on the car or have them delcared?? If not get to the breakers and take it off!!
Give me a call or pm if you want to chat as I had a big off last year and had to deal with Insurance types.

See you around soon (and then you can tell me what really happened!!! - just kidding.)

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