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Old 03-20-2006, 02:45 PM   #1
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yay... first week, and some *kind person* decides to cut me up on a roundabout, straight into the side of me... screwed my rear quart panel, needs replacing... the *kind person* floored it away, couldnt chase him either, had other people in the car... the lowest quote ive got is 1024 (1797.4272 US$)... yay... me be skint now all this because someone decided to cut me up... god driving is expensive...
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Ouch! Unlucky. Isant there some CCTV somewhere you can get? I'd get the police involved if I was you..
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Old 03-20-2006, 03:07 PM   #3
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yeah man....call the police, file a police report. You should have done that right after the accident, give a description of the car and the license plate if you can too. I don't know about over there, but here in the US, hit and run is against the law.

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Old 03-20-2006, 03:10 PM   #4
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Ouch! Unlucky. Isant there some CCTV somewhere you can get? I'd get the police involved if I was you..
nope, nothing... they drove off before i could call the police... if i was by myself i woulda chased them, but making sure my mates were okay came first... at least the car is only a lump of metal, that can be replaced, jess and gem cant... especially as their brothers are bigger than me, lol. i dont really wanna put it on my insurance either, thats already 1700, itll put it above 2500 if i claim on it... ill just have to pay out to get it fixed... more expenses, yay...
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Old 03-20-2006, 03:12 PM   #5
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yeah man....call the police, file a police report. You should have done that right after the accident, give a description of the car and the license plate if you can too. I don't know about over there, but here in the US, hit and run is against the law.

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they ran before i could get the plate, its illegal over here too... they were probably uninsured... i didnt get a good description of the car, once it hit me i pulled over to make sure everyone was okay, and they just ran... yeah, a police report woulda probably been a good idea, too late now though...

lol yeah, there are some aholes out there on the roads...
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bet you it was a bunch of teens, in a stolen car, bet you, all high. is there absolute nothing, tell the police and they can find people who were there at the time, who might of seen it, there could be CCTV down the road, and they you could be able to spot the car out. Just tell the police man!
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damn! if you call the police there is a good chance that if the car has been painted many times, that they can tell how many times and what the colors were, and then match it with the VIN number on the car... at least i think...
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Tought brake man. Was probably some kids in a stolen car. Do you have fully comp insurance?
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File a police report, your stupid not to!
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Getting a hold of the police immediatly after getting in an incident is a must. But i'll agree it was a higher priority making sure your friends were ok.

I hate drivers so much, i've been in too many close calls. I just, UGH, I hate driving, and I hate other drivers.
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Old 03-20-2006, 06:03 PM   #11
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damn roundabouts...
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yeah, it sucks getting in an accident but I agree that making sure your passengers are alright is more important. Cars can be replaced. It just sucks that you have to pay to get your car fixed now.
How bad is the damage? Do you perhaps have any friends that do bodywork that can do it for you cheaper? If it's not that bad could you perhaps do it yourself? It'd be a good weekend project for you and a good learning experience.
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Old 03-20-2006, 10:25 PM   #13
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Good thing it wasn't serious. Worse case scenario is a totaled car and still making payments on it. Ouch. It is expensive to have something replaced, especially a panel off a car. You could probably have your insurance company pay for it depending on your coverage and the damage "quoted" cost. Check the deductible. If it falls under, don't get involved with the insurance company. Just pay it out of your pocket. If the quote is over the deductible, then the insurance should cover it.
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Bust out a gun, and shoot him!

Nahh.. But for real.. That does suck. Do you have insurance in the UK?
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Road rage. I get that all the time here in southern california. People cut you off on purpose, speeding, tailgating, the stare game, etc. Idiots. They'll get what's coming to them in the long run if they keep it up.
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You guys need something like this>>>
http://www.georgia-navigator.com/
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Road rage. I get that all the time here in southern california. People cut you off on purpose, speeding, tailgating, the stare game, etc. Idiots. They'll get what's coming to them in the long run if they keep it up.
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Don't worry. The US has plenty of idiots who happen to have a drivers license. Good thing I live in an area that doesn't have too many drivers.
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Sorry to hear that man, a word of advice though, definately go to the police and report it, the reason being, if you do decide to claim on the insurance, then the fact that you have reported it and it wasn't your fault will affect the insurance premium, and how much it will rise by. However if you don't report it then they will just say its your fault, and then it will rocket.
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Wow man that's a tough break, i'd still file a report though, i think you have something like 30 days over here to file a report not sure about over there though.

Don't let this discourage you from driving, stuff happenes man.
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