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SharpyClio

ClioSport Club Member
Not the end to the day I’d hoped for, hit by a motorcyclist that was overtaking at speed in a 30 as I turned right…
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Motorcyclist had a broken leg and his bikes worse than the cat but luckily for him he’s going to be okay which I’m very relieved about as my heart sank at first just horrible.

I’m Properly shaken up is was my daughter.

trying to sort recovery as I don’t really want it leave it but it’s safe to say it’s going to need some TLC.
 

jonno_c

ClioSport Club Member
  RS4 B7
Shame to see it smashed up, but at least everyone's ok.

Well, the idiot that caused it isn't, but he will hopefully have learned a valuable lesson.
 

Louis

ClioSport Club Member
Not the end to the day I’d hoped for, hit by a motorcyclist that was overtaking at speed in a 30 as I turned right… View attachment 1604923

Motorcyclist had a broken leg and his bikes worse than the cat but luckily for him he’s going to be okay which I’m very relieved about as my heart sank at first just horrible.

I’m Properly shaken up is was my daughter.

trying to sort recovery as I don’t really want it leave it but it’s safe to say it’s going to need some TLC.
Lob the bumper in the boot and just drive it home lad

Ps how much for the bonnet?
 

SharpyClio

ClioSport Club Member
Gutted for you mate, but glad your daughter is ok #1. I'm sure you'll get the car back to her former glory, hopefully only superficial.
Thanks, it’s the first real dangerous thing that’s she’s been directly involved in outside of controlled risks we let her take as part of growing up, she’s seems okay but we’ll talk about it in the next couple of days and make sure she’s okay and see if she has any questions.
 

Darren S

ClioSport Club Member
Bad s**t - though glad to hear that all will 'hopefully' be fine.

Indirectly, you've probably made the biker a much safer rider the next time he gets on a bike. Count it as your good deed for the day! :p
 

Clio_fool

ClioSport Club Member
Waiting for recovery… you can see the tyre mark from the motorbike on the railway barrier control box… View attachment 1604933
I bet that's not the worst skid Mark he made.
Glad you and your daughter were unscathed and it looks like the biker was lucky to just land a broken leg.
Hopefully the car can be returned to its former glory, front wings will be at a premuim I suppose.
 

Cads

ClioSport Club Member
  Elise, Merc C180 Est
Last November we (wife, 2 kids and I) had a drunk woman drive at us on a duel carriageway, I managed to avoid her but the motorbike behind me had no where to go. My 6yr old saw it all including the full aftermath as we tended to the driver and helped the Police etc.
She had a lot of questions in the weeks that followed, and we talked about it daily, why, how and who was to blame etc.
Luckily kids are pretty resilient and she barely mentioned it a few months later.

Hopefully the Clio recovers!
 

SharpyClio

ClioSport Club Member
Last November we (wife, 2 kids and I) had a drunk woman drive at us on a duel carriageway, I managed to avoid her but the motorbike behind me had no where to go. My 6yr old saw it all including the full aftermath as we tended to the driver and helped the Police etc.
She had a lot of questions in the weeks that followed, and we talked about it daily, why, how and who was to blame etc.
Luckily kids are pretty resilient and she barely mentioned it a few months later.

Hopefully the Clio recovers!

Thanks, thats good to know, my daughter is pretty much 7 and i am sure she will have lots of questions (don't they always?!?) but we try and be really open with her so we'll do what you did which sounds like sage advice.
 

Darren S

ClioSport Club Member
Thanks, thats good to know, my daughter is pretty much 7 and i am sure she will have lots of questions (don't they always?!?) but we try and be really open with her so we'll do what you did which sounds like sage advice.
I think you have to be for the sake of their own development - and not wrap them up in cotton-wool away from the world and it's 'bad parts'.

I've no kids myself, but their uptake and adaptability on new experiences is pretty amazing. I would have thought both listening to kids and being supportive would be two of the biggest benefits a parent could offer to their kids?
 

SharpyClio

ClioSport Club Member
I think you have to be for the sake of their own development - and not wrap them up in cotton-wool away from the world and it's 'bad parts'.

I've no kids myself, but their uptake and adaptability on new experiences is pretty amazing. I would have thought both listening to kids and being supportive would be two of the biggest benefits a parent could offer to their kids?

You are totally right, we don't shield her much she experienced life and death with her first pets, guinea pigs, as one got very ill and had to be put to sleep but we had the opportunity to bring him home afterwards and she got to see him and we talked about what it means, i think its very easy to try to avoid / protect kids and that to me makes it worse later down the line, if an opportunity to teach her about something new comes up then we talk about it, such as the war in Ukraine, she mentioned it we talk about it, the same with this we have been talking about it and she is genuinely concerned about the biker even though she understands it was his fault as she understands making a mistake is not a reason to dislike a person or hope injury / pain on them. She's very mature with it all to be honest, proud of her.
 

R3k1355

Absolute wetter.
ClioSport Club Member
Indirectly, you've probably made the biker a much safer rider the next time he gets on a bike. Count it as your good deed for the day! :p

If he gets back on a bike.

It's a perfect wakeup call that they ride like a complete c**t and are going to kill themselves doing it.
 

Darren S

ClioSport Club Member
If he gets back on a bike.

It's a perfect wakeup call that they ride like a complete c**t and are going to kill themselves doing it.
Main reason why I'll never learn to ride bikes - I genuinely don't think I could trust myself.

Did some absolutely stupid things on my BMX as a kid - god knows what I'd potentially be like if I managed to acquire a circa 180mph bike.
 

SharpyClio

ClioSport Club Member
Main reason why I'll never learn to ride bikes - I genuinely don't think I could trust myself.

Did some absolutely stupid things on my BMX as a kid - god knows what I'd potentially be like if I managed to acquire a circa 180mph bike.

Oddly the one thing that made me more sensible was learning to ride, the vulnerability to me was acute.
 

SharpyClio

ClioSport Club Member
So not quite sure what to do here, clearly the car is not economical to repair from the insurers perspective and my insurance have eluded to as much. As such they are arranging for it to be collected by CoPart for "valuation" which "has to be done on site". I want to keep the car and even if its written off as i've put a lot into it and I doubt i'll get all of that back (belts exhaust etc). Does anyone have any experience with CoPart and a valuation / getting the car back etc?
 

Daniel

Formerly octogenarian hoarder aka Trebus
ClioSport Moderator
  Whichever has fuel
So not quite sure what to do here, clearly the car is not economical to repair from the insurers perspective and my insurance have eluded to as much. As such they are arranging for it to be collected by CoPart for "valuation" which "has to be done on site". I want to keep the car and even if its written off as i've put a lot into it and I doubt i'll get all of that back (belts exhaust etc). Does anyone have any experience with CoPart and a valuation / getting the car back etc?
Just make sure you tell the person that collects it that you’ll be buying it back.

Empty it if all your personal belongings and DO NOT give them the V5, service history etc. if they ask for it tell them it’s at your parents house 250 miles away.

If you do end up buying it back as part of the settlement, they’ll deliver it back to you included in the price.
 

SharpyClio

ClioSport Club Member
Im going to take loads of photos as well and might keep some of the parts like arch liners and grill that are easy to hide away and say they were left at the crash site, possibly even the bumper.
 

Tubbs Vice

ClioSport Club Member
Just make sure you tell the person that collects it that you’ll be buying it back.

Empty it if all your personal belongings and DO NOT give them the V5, service history etc. if they ask for it tell them it’s at your parents house 250 miles away.

If you do end up buying it back as part of the settlement, they’ll deliver it back to you included in the price.
This!!

They're absolute c***s with service history and other s**t left in the car. @SharpyClio if you're buying it back then tell your insurance you want to keep it and you're not letting it go, if they want to adjudicate it then tell them to do it on your drive and fight like f**k to stop them taking it. It's just a f**king massive pain in the arse once they take it away to copart
 


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