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#1 johnR


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Posted 03 March 2019 - 03:36 PM

First of all I hit a 5" deep pothole in the Focus down a narrow lane at night that took out the wheel, tyre and suspension strut. Then my work van broke down on the M3 between Dorset and London when the alternator belt partially shredded taking out the cam belt - cost of roadside joining AA/recovery £370, value of van with toast engine £70.00. The next day I decided I'd use my R90s to complete the London delivery as it was another nice day and the item to deliver was small, but that wouldn't start. Having got the Focus back on the road (£400)I took it to make a delivery in Scotland and hit a bloody great big badger coming out of a corner at night. Luckily it appears to have only damaged the plastic valance under the front bumper but I'm getting the feeling the fates are against me!

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 08:19 PM

Reminds me of the time a mate took out 3 windscreens in about 10 days.


He crashed his Saxo into the back of a transit van. The damage didn't look major so after exchanging details he drove home. Got a few miles from the car park where he hit the transit in, hit a bump and bonnet flew up smashing the windscreen. A couple of days later he got the windscreen and bonnet catch replaced, drove it home and then on his way into work later that day a pheasant came over a hedge just as he was driving by and hit it at about 60 taking out the second. A few days later after getting that replaced a lorry flicked up a huge stone as it was turning into a junction, smashing the third.

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