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Sh*t start to my holiday

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Jimbo1959, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. Jimbo1959

    Jimbo1959 Senior Member

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    As the title implies, I had barely gotten three miles from my house when someone ran into me on a roundabout.
    Not best pleased to put it politely.
    Rear quarter and alloy fu*ked.
    Fortunately the car was still drivable and after exchanging details Swmbo and I carried on regardless.


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    Not good news Jimbo, glad it wasn't anything more serious. We had a similar fate the day we were to go on holiday and someone pulled out of a side road straight into the left side of our SL500 and wrote it off, luckily the Missus was okay. However we still left for our holiday albeit in the SL55, so it wasn't all that bad.
     
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    Very sorry to hear, when you get a chance get a mechanic to check that wheel if you are doing any distance motorway driving, also make sure the bolts have not loosened....

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    Ouch! Sorry to see that!
    But at least you’ve still got your holiday
     
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    Glad you were able to press on to your holiday. Hope you're also able to put it out of your mind until you can get it repaired. Happily no injuries.
     
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    Sound advice from @sl500amgsport above Jimbo, I hope the culpability is a straightforward case and the insurers aren't going to win again with a dispute?
     
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    Thats bad luck, why do things like this always happen at the worst time.
     
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    Sorry to see this!

    Reminds me of an incident we had on a holiday down in Devon. It was raining heavily when we arrived at the rented cottage and reversing, as I’d overshot the entrance in a country lane, didn’t see a boulder lurking in the long grass and scraped the rear bumper. Had to look at the damage all week so know exactly how you feel.

    Hope you get this sorted without problem when you get back and do enjoy the break
     
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    That’s bl00dy annoying just because some idiot can’t concentrate properly when they’re driving. Hope you have a very special holiday to make up for it. :)
     
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    Bad luck, Jimbo, :( at least you and the Mrs are OK, although fecking annoying nonetheless
    Have a good holiday. :)
     
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    more than annoying Jim, Glasgow handshake must have been tempting!
     
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    Sorry to hear this news Jimbo, hope you can enjoy your holiday, it will look as good as New soon.
     
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    First thing I did before carrying on sir, as I had a four hour drive still to do.


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    She was looking fantastic too, after all the washing and polishing the day before.


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    A rather blighted one from my perspective sadly.


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    No injuries was the only blessing.


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    Almost, however, he was about 10 years older than me. It would have been murder John and my God was I tempted.


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