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    Top five bizarre excuses for causing road traffic accidents


    According to insurances across the UK, drivers often come up with the most weird and wonderful excuses why they caused road traffic accidents. Here are the five most bizarre examples of such excuses.

    Strange excuses for road traffic accidents

    Excuse #1 – This driver excused his road traffic accident by explaining that he could not see because he was poked in the eye by his friend while navigating a roundabout.

    Excuse #2 – Another driver blamed a wasp, or rather his girlfriend’s reaction to it, for crashing into another car. Apparently, the young woman caused a major panic in the car, causing him to lose control and veer into an oncoming vehicle.

    Excuse #3 – This driver blamed the behaviour of drunken passengers for hitting another road user. His actual excuse was that they made him laugh so much, he could not see properly.

    Excuse #4 – In another traffic accident, the driver excused his failure to stop at a red traffic light by saying he saw an extremely good looking person on the side of the road and was trying to catch her attention.

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    Excuse #5 – A driver causing a car crash by speeding at almost twice the limit tried to excuse his behaviour by saying he was trying to get his pregnant wife to the hospital. The couple were aged 77 and 78.

    The serious side of road traffic accidents

    While these excuses may seem funny to readers, they were in no way funny to those injured in these traffic accidents, or others like them. Distraction and speeding are among the main causes of injuries by motoring accident.

    Some road accident injuries can leave victims with severe long term disabilities, and many are fatal.

    Claiming for injury in road traffic accidents

    If you were injured by accidents on the road caused by another road user, you may be entitled to claim injury compensation. You will need to initiate your claim within three years of the accident.

    To determine whether or not you qualify for a claim, you can use Accident Advice Helpline’s compensation calculator. It will only take approximately 30 seconds to determine if a claim for driver injury compensation, for example, has a chance of success.

    Alternatively, you can call the firm’s free-phone number, which is available 24/7. Calls are dealt with confidentially by experienced, helpful advisers. If you are eligible to claim, a lawyer, with plenty of experience in personal injury compensation claims, will deal with all aspects of your claim. More often than not, you will not even have to go to court.

    All claims are dealt with on a conditional fee agreement basis, meaning you do not have to worry about costs.

    Date Published: November 3, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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