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    10 funny excuses given for car accidents


    Car crashes and other collisions on the road are, of course, no laughing matter. The aftermath of a serious traffic accident can be both painful and traumatic. However, some light relief can often be found in the weird and wonderful excuses given for such incidents. Here are 10 of the best funny excuses that win points for originality, if nothing else.

    Road traffic accidents: The 10 most amusing excuses

    1. Technological wonders: Whilst honesty is always the best policy, it can leave you looking like a bit of a fool. One driver certainly found this to be the case when he admitted that the cause of his motor accident was the reversing siren in his vehicle. So impressed was he by the sound, he simply forgot to stop reversing until he met the wall.
    2. An argument for driving test refreshers: The statement “‘I didn’’t know my foot was still on the accelerator’” undoubtedly falls into the ‘so ridiculous it must be true’ category.
    3. Impatience is not a virtue: Drivers in a hurry cause any number of accidents on the road and simply saying ‘the other car shouldn’’t have been in my way’ is not good enough.
    4. Superior beings: Nor is claiming the superior brakes of the car in front left you unable to match the stopping distance, making a car collision inevitable.
    5. Bless you: Whilst sneezing may be unavoidable, should it really cause a road accident? The answer is no.
    6. Déjà vu: Causing an accident on the road is one thing, admitting it occurred because you were waving to someone you had previously hit in a collision is quite another.
    7. I’’ve not got the power: If you have learnt to drive with power-steering and find yourself in a vehicle without, then adjustments ought to be made.
    8. Three eyed monster: One motorist left police and insurers lost for words when they claimed ‘I had one eye on a parked car, another on approaching lorries and another on the woman behind.’
    9. See no evil: When asked who is to blame for a road accident, saying, ‘‘I don’t know, I wasn’’t looking’’ makes things somewhat easy for the police.
    10. Expect the unexpected: One driver crashed into a bus. Surprised, they claimed the bus shouldn’’t be there and it was ‘five minutes early.’

    Accident Advice Helpline can help get you the compensation you deserve following a road traffic accident.

    Date Published: May 1, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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