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21/05/2013 at 19:06
On the way home from work today whilst on a roundabout a guy pushed his car into mine. He got out of his car and was quite agressive and said 'What was that all about?' I replied I was on the roundabout and he said 'I had right of way'. I repeated I was on the roundabout. I got out of my car and was slightly bigger than him so that deflated some of his agression. Then another guy came up and said he saw what happened and that the guy had cut him up before pushing into me and gave me his name and address. At this the aggressive guy became even less so aggressive. I took pictures of the damage and got the aggressive guy's name, phone number and policy number. Although he wouldn't look at me whilst talking so I had to then explain I was partially deaf and needed him to look at me so I could get the information.
I jsut have more than enough in my life at the moment without this aswell. I had to ring the kid's nursery and out of hours club to say I would be late, luckily they both stayed open for me and were very understanding. It's not a lot of damage, jsut really a scratch but for goodness sake! One of the women from B's out of hours club said I need to report it to the police as well. I assume if I contact the insurance company my insurance will go up
Oh and we are only just having tea now half an hour after the children's bed time
21/05/2013 at 19:19
Oh no you poor thing :-( Even though it was a minor accident I can understand why you feel shook up, it's a horrible thing to happen especially when the guy was so unco-operative about it all. I think you do need to report it to the police if you're going through insurance, I could be wrong though, that's just the advice I was given when my car was damaged (someone opened their car door into mine in a car park when I was in the shop), the police came round, took a statement etc then I had a number from the police to give the insurance. HAve you got any wine at home, sounds like you could do with a drink! x
21/05/2013 at 19:23
I don't drink but it feels like the sort of situation where you should have a drink! B sat and gave me a lovely cuddle because I really needed it. I still don't knwow hat the guy was thinking over than I would pick my car up and move out of his way. He nearly crashed into someone else when he left. He also had a sign in the car like the Baby on board sign but it said 'Eldery driver' instead - which I'm not sure what that was supposed to signify. Thank you for the sympathy. I've got a load of work stuff to do tonight as well as home stuff where I jsut wnat to go to bed and cry a bit!
21/05/2013 at 19:35
I was in a right state when my car got bashed and I wasn't even in the car at the time!! It's a horrible feeling. If you can, try and leave the home stuff for another time. So sweet that B was sympathetic bless him. Sending you hugs x
21/05/2013 at 19:47
Have just rung the police to try and report it as an incident and they said it sounded like an example of road rage and they would need to take a statement from myself and the witness. Honestly I feel quite scraed of the police Something I have not passed onto my children luckily but still nervous about doing it. The woman I spoke to said it is a type of behaviour and he should be spoken to but I am still nervous of reporting it.
21/05/2013 at 19:49
Good for you! I know what you mean about feeling nervous about the police, I did too and I actually work for the police lol (currently on a career break) You can't help but feel like you're the one who's guilty of something! Let us know how you get on. I'm glad the bloke will get spoken to about his behaviour.
21/05/2013 at 20:15
Its no wonder your still shook up. The bloke should get a bit of a talking too, serves him right.
21/05/2013 at 20:42
Glad you're okay and glad you've reported it too - he deserves a telling off before he really badly hurts someone.
21/05/2013 at 20:48
I haven't officially reported it yet. I have spoken to my insurance company and had them record it as information only at this stage. The woman at the police was encouraging me to sleep on it and then decide if I want to make it official. It feels like it is my word against his although I do have a witness it still is horrible. Well nearly 9pm and I haven't doen anythign yet Can't believe I've had to waste my evening on this
21/05/2013 at 20:57
Glad you're all ok, that's the main thing, no one was hurt.
I know the man was a pr1ck but sometimes it's more hassle to report these things and start a process off, whereas you could just choose to forget all about it and move on. Obviously if your car needs work, you'll have to sort that out through insurance or whatever.
Sometimes I just have to let things go, I like to think its not because I'm a doormat, it's because I've made the positive choice to take that path. I don't believe anything we can do can change how anyone else behaves anyway, we can only make decisions for our own behaviour.
Have a hug and a nice cup of tea, that always helps xx
21/05/2013 at 21:15
Sorry you have gone through this, such an ***.
21/05/2013 at 21:29
What an A hole.. Hope your ok now xx
21/05/2013 at 21:42
Sleep on it, but it sounds as if you need to report this. Glad no-one was hurt
21/05/2013 at 23:38
22/05/2013 at 14:24
hope your feeling ok today. what a horrible evening
22/05/2013 at 14:31
sounds like a horrible experience, hope you're feeling a bit better today.
You don't have to report it to the police for it to go through the insurance, and you won't lose your no claims if it's not deemed to be your fault which it certainly shouldn't be in this case! MrDD had someone go into the back of him a few months ago, and nothing was reported to the police (although the other driver wasn't aggressive), and everything went through his insurance without it being his fault - he also claimed for the car seat even though it was a very small impact, I just couldn't risk C being in it just in case it had damaged it. If you do want to claim for yours and your insurance company are funny about it, there's a copy of a letter here that you can send to them - we sent it just in case www.childcarseats.org.uk/.../replacing.htm
22/05/2013 at 15:12
Hope you had a good rest last night after the shock QI.
22/05/2013 at 15:56
How you doing today QI?
22/05/2013 at 21:20
Oh QI sorry you've had a scare I hope you feel ok in the morning xx
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