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Phil66
Sep 7 2020, 08:56 PM
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Trying to pull out onto a busy road, turning right, there is a van parked to my right making it impossible to see oncoming traffic, I was practically at the middle of the road when this old bloke decides to carry on, most people would stop at this point and let me out, if you watch, a car comes from the left and it appears that the blue van/car has to veer towards me to miss him, both of his side doors are shafted, my number plate was ripped out, bumper damaged, and the part above the grill in front of the bonnet is creased. He wasn't stopping for anyone. His back end lifts as he hits me. If you watch at 1/4 speed you can see his wheels turn towards me for a split second. He totally misjudged it.

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Sep 8 2020, 02:10 AM
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Bad driving. The root of all evil IMHO. Some people should be limited to bicycle transport. Very sorry to hear about this.

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Trying to pull out onto a busy road, turning right, there is a van parked to my right making it impossible to see oncoming traffic, I was practically at the middle of the road when this old bloke decides to carry on, most people would stop at this point and let me out, if you watch, a car comes from the left and it appears that the blue van/car has to veer towards me to miss him, both of his side doors are shafted, my number plate was ripped out, bumper damaged, and the part above the grill in front of the bonnet is creased. He wasn't stopping for anyone. His back end lifts as he hits me. If you watch at 1/4 speed you can see his wheels turn towards me for a split second. He totally misjudged it.

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Sep 8 2020, 11:54 AM
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Ouch 😣 sorry to see this!

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Sep 8 2020, 02:30 PM
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Oh! I'm sorry mate! That's not a good way to start a day. Try to stay calm.

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Phil66
Sep 8 2020, 07:14 PM
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Thanks folks,

Things like don't make me angry, I just wonder what's going on in people's heads sometimes. It's all fixable, nobody got hurt, it's just the inconvenience of the insurance claim and getting the fix done pfffft.

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Phil66
Sep 8 2020, 07:15 PM
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Thanks folks,

Things like don't make me angry, I just wonder what's going on in people's heads sometimes. It's all fixable, nobody got hurt, it's just the inconvenience of the insurance claim and getting the fix done pfffft.

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Phil66
Oct 1 2020, 08:29 PM
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Well apparently it was my fault for pulling out of a minor road onto a major road into the path of a correctly proceeding vehicle whose path was established, even though I was doing 2MPH. I would have taken 50/50, 100% is a bad hit to take.

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Don't go right you'll be wrong
Here's my grumpy grumpy song
Always turn left you'll be fine
The route left all is mine

Left left left it will be
No more right for me
Get where I'm going in the end
Even if it drives me round the bend

Four left turns will get you there
Going left will get you anywhere
May take you four times as long
At least you won't be in the wrong

Only turn right with full sight
Otherwise the insurance will bite
Take take yer hard earned money
I really don’t find it very funny


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19:24:13
Alex said:
Good Evening Phil Hadley. My name is Alex how can I help you?

19:24:13
You said:
I'd like to discuss my claim please

19:24:28
Alex said:
Can you confirm that the contact telephone number xxxxxxxxxxx and the email address xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on file are still correct?

19:25:05
You said:
Yes they are

19:25:09
Alex said:
Thank you, and how can I help you today?

19:25:45
You said:
Well I need some advice really, and I don't want you to think I'm being awkward but I'd like to know how the full blame has been deemed to be mine in my recent accident.

19:27:32
You said:
This evening I answered a driving test theory question that said: You are waiting to turn right at the end of a road. Your view is obstructed by parked vehicles. What should you do? A. Stop and then move forward slowly and carefully for a proper view B. Move quickly to where you can see so you only block traffic from one direction C. Wait for a pedestrian to let you know when it is safe for you to emerge D. Turn your vehicle around immediately and find another junction to use

19:29:29
You said:
I answered A, and it said: You selected A Correct. At junctions your view is often restricted by buildings, trees or parked cars. You need to be able to see in order to judge a safe gap. Edge forward slowly and keep looking all the time. Don't cause other road users to change speed or direction as you emerge.

19:30:00
You said:
So as I was doing what I was supposed to be doing, and I was halfway across the road in order to do so when the other party had to go onto the other side of the road, narrowly avoiding an oncoming vehicle by turning into me and hitting my front end with his side.

19:31:30
Alex said:
So we have reviewed the dashcam and it has been deemed that if this case went to court the decision that would be made would be that you have pulled from a minor to a major road in the path of a correctly proceeding third party vehicle. We have a duty to mitigate costs on a claim and don't believe we would be able to hold the third party liable for any part of the claim. This is why this decision has been made.

19:31:49
You said:
It just seems so unfair. I know for a fact I would have stopped if I had been the other car. He moved onto the other side of the road and into the path of an oncoming vehicle. I know it's probably a technicality but it just doesn't seem right. I was expect a 50/50 at least, not 100% of the blame.

19:34:37
Alex said:
I do understand where you are coming from however our liabilities and mitigations team have reviewed the evidence provided and this is the decision they have come to I'm afraid.

19:35:54
You said:
I wouldn't want it to go to court anyway, he was an elderly gentleman who has recently lost his wife and I wouldn't want any more stress on him if he had to appear as a witness, it just seems unjust to me when I was moving at less than 2mph as the dash cam shows.

19:36:35
You said:
I know I'll get nowhere with this, I just wish your team had fought my corner a little more. So can you tell me the 100% correct way to pull out turning right from a side road with a blocked view to the right please? I'm thinking, if in doubt turn left.

19:39:03
You said:
The other thing making me feel bad about getting the full blame is that he could have stopped and prevented it, he must have seen me there while he was travelling at least 50 meters

19:41:22
Alex said:
From what is noted on our system the view would have not been obscured enough to block vision from the safety of the junction as the paths of the other vehicles on the road indicated.

19:42:04
You said:
Ahhh, that's because they extended the end of the Oak Barn Road footpath into the main road effectively creating a layby for parked vehicles, BUT, where the vehicles park is the same place they always have as the rest of the footpath along Long Lane is where it always has been. Everybody complains about how difficult it is to pull out when the transit is parked there. It's parked there most days.

19:45:35
You said:
It's funny how everyone that pulls out from there complains, and even the other driver when he got out said "It's that Transit that's the problem" and yet people that have never pulled out are saying there was enough visibility. I know it's not your department but it's a farce as far as I'm concerned.

19:47:45
Alex said:
I do apologise about that. Is there anything else I can help you with today?

19:48:07
You said:
Well that's me dismissed isn't it? When the other driver said what he said, and everyone else complains about it, how can your panel say what they said without actually visiting the site??????????????????????????????????????????

19:49:28
Alex said:
If you are wanting to discuss it in more detail I would advise speaking with our liability team tomorrow on xxxxxxxxxxxxx and they will be able to provide more information.

19:51:27
You said:
They'll just give me the same old rubbish. At the end of the day they're in it to minimise pay out above all, not to help clients who have given them their hard-earned money for years, days of helping clients are long gone, it's all take take take.

19:53:46
You said:
Thank you for your help. Have a good evening.

19:53:59
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You as well, thank you for your time today.

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