Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Update on Crash.....
On the Friday after my unfortunate car crash (apparently now you are not allowed to say Road Traffic Accident you have to say Road Traffic Crash, don’t ask me why I don’t know. It’s not like people deliberately crash their cars is it? It is usually an accident), my insurance company sent a mechanic from an auto repair company to my house to assess the damage to my car.
I told the insurance company when I rang them what I perceived the damage to be, which was a dent in the front passenger wing and the trim on the front of the car was hanging off. When the autorepairer dismantled the front of my car he said it needed a new headlight (it was cracked inside), a new wing, new trim and a new grill. I’m glad I wasn’t travelling any faster!
The mobile repairer arrived on 25th at 9.20 a.m. and much to MWM’s amazement drove his van onto our drive and assembled a sort of awning from the top of the van, this was where he sprayed the new wing. He then proceeded to dismantle the wing, headlight and trim on the front of the car and fitted the new headlight and the new wing, once the paint had dried. This took him all day and MWM supplied him with endless cups of tea.
The week before my accident MWM had managed to scrape the back wing of the car on some gates and he asked the repair man if he could possibly touch up the scratches when he’d finished, offering to pay of course as it was nothing to do with the accident damage he’d come to repair. He said ‘no problem’ and did indeed touch them up making a good job of it too. When asked ‘how much do I owe you?’ he replied nothing, however MWM gave him £10 for his trouble, which he didn’t want to take but MWM insisted. How nice was that? So I have a good as new car againh
I haven’t heard anything from the insurance company and I haven’t had to pay any excess so I’m presuming that they have accepted that the accident was the fault of the taxi driver. So, as far as I am concerned, that’s it over and done with.
Of course I’ll let you know if I hear anything to the contrary.
Oh I forgot to say I won't be doing a Flash 55 this week as I'm off to spend the weekend with Queenie, so I won't be visiting you all until Monday evening after today's visits. Have a great weekend everyone and be good (or careful).