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Old Mar 6th 2008, 2:30 pm
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Default OMG someone dial 911 was in a RTA last night

yup, almost managed a incident free trip however.....

last night on way home from work, on my way to the bike shop to buy some more hideous accessories i stopped at a red light..

and a truck smashed into the back of me

and i smashed into the car in front of me

and he smashed into the car in front of him

Avis kindly informed me i am not insured.....(que 30 mins of frantic calls and expletives galore at poor avis woman...

hmmm there may be trouble ahead..

Ps the person in front as soon as the police came started feigning back spasms etc...totally theatrical but cant blame her i suppose

Today i have a cut arm, bruised knee and my neck is really hurting..

and my car is ****ed...

deep joy....

anyway ive always wanted to 'dial 911', yesterday i had the chance...twice

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yup, almost managed a incident free trip however.....

last night on way home from work, on my way to the bike shop to buy some more hideous accessories i stopped at a red light..

and a truck smashed into the back of me

and i smashed into the car in front of me

and he smashed into the car in front of him

Avis kindly informed me i am not insured.....(que 30 mins of frantic calls and expletives galore at poor avis woman...

hmmm there may be trouble ahead..

Ps the person in front as soon as the police came started feigning back spasms etc...totally theatrical but cant blame her i suppose

Today i have a cut arm, bruised knee and my neck is really hurting..

and my car is ****ed...

deep joy....

anyway ive always wanted to 'dial 911', yesterday i had the chance...twice
Johnny Cochran would be happy to be that woman's lawyer...
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The correct term is an RTC - Road Traffic Collision.
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The correct term is an RTC - Road Traffic Collision.
in america?
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in america?
The correct term is US...
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The correct term is US...
no, its US of A
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Default Re: OMG someone dial 911 was in a RTA last night

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in america?
in UK.
accident implies nobody is to blame therefore they are now termed as RTC's.
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in UK.
accident implies nobody is to blame therefore they are now termed as RTC's.
thanks for the interesting info....
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no, its US of A
how the f e c k can they rent you a car without insurance??????

Sue their butts....
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thanks for the interesting info....
my pleasure!
used to handle Personal Injury Claims for 6 months so had to drag info out of the plod on crashes where our clients had been injured.
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how the f e c k can they rent you a car without insurance??????

Sue their butts....
now we are talking, EXACTLY...they said i ticked no,no,no to all the different options...

I then made a call to my friend (a US lawyer) who called back and informed me that unless you produced at the time of hiring a copy of your own insurance certificate then they MUST insure you

I obviously never produced the above at the time of hiring...

eventually they spoke to the old bill, or Hank and said that i need to produce some third party indemnity certificate..

All this is going on whilst the woman in the car in front is now rolling on the ground having a pretend seizure


its not too much of a problem as the truck driver has admitted liability to the fuzz..maybe i should go to A&E....where there is blame, there is a claim
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Originally Posted by arbroath_abroad View Post
now we are talking, EXACTLY...they said i ticked no,no,no to all the different options...

I then made a call to my friend (a US lawyer) who called back and informed me that unless you produced at the time of hiring a copy of your own insurance certificate then they MUST insure you

I obviously never produced the above at the time of hiring...

eventually they spoke to the old bill, or Hank and said that i need to produce some third party indemnity certificate..

All this is going on whilst the woman in the car in front is now rolling on the ground having a pretend seizure


its not too much of a problem as the truck driver has admitted liability to the fuzz..maybe i should go to A&E....where there is blame, there is a claim
Defo - i've heard you can claim gazillions in the US for RTC's that aren't your fault.....
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Originally Posted by shakh your bootie View Post
Defo - i've heard you can claim gazillions in the US for RTC's that aren't your fault.....
Aye...We don;'t have any ambulance chasing lawyers in UAE???
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Originally Posted by shakh your bootie View Post
Defo - i've heard you can claim gazillions in the US for RTC's that aren't your fault.....
ive heard similar, but TBH i dont know where to even start...

apart from go to the hospital
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Originally Posted by arbroath_abroad View Post
ive heard similar, but TBH i dont know where to even start...

apart from go to the hospital
Post a question on the American sub-forum, bet someone will help ya out.
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