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Just parked my car in the company car park and retrieving an item from the boot when suddenly bang, a company director in his Ford Ranger reverses hard into the front of my car putting me into the boot, I shot round to the front of the car thinking here we go lots of damage but nothing, no visual damage. Can anyone tell me if there is something that might have missed as I really cannot understand how the plastic has not split with the impact, it threw my car back a metre.
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Just parked my car in the company car park and retrieving an item from the boot when suddenly bang, a company director in his Ford Ranger reverses hard into the front of my car putting me into the boot, I shot round to the front of the car thinking here we go lots of damage but nothing, no visual damage. Can anyone tell me if there is something that might have missed as I really cannot understand how the plastic has not split with the impact, it threw my car back a metre.
Get it checked as there may be damage to the crumple zones which are designed to absorb impact and may have been damaged. May well be ok but get it checked all the same.
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Just parked my car in the company car park and retrieving an item from the boot when suddenly bang, a company director in his Ford Ranger reverses hard into the front of my car putting me into the boot, I shot round to the front of the car thinking here we go lots of damage but nothing, no visual damage. Can anyone tell me if there is something that might have missed as I really cannot understand how the plastic has not split with the impact, it threw my car back a metre.

Take time of due to the trauma of being thrown into the boot of your car, stress, when you finally get back to work, as for a raise...
Im sure someone will feel really sorry and give you one lol.

Nae scrapey ootside doesna mean nae damagey inside... a wise scotsman once said to me...
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its the first time the legendary civic handbrake has lessened damage i bet! more importantly how are you?
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its the first time the legendary civic handbrake has lessened damage i bet! more importantly how are you?
Yes I think you are right, I didn't hear him reversing when I was behind the car and thought, my car has come alive and is trying to reverse over me... (the engine was off) but it didn't half move.

I am fine but just shocked, I didn't even get an apology, just "oh that will be ok" how the other half live eh
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he will be bricking it mate, go and talk to him and calmly explain that you want to get the car checked by the dealer im sure he will be more accomodating now the shock has worn off, if he isnt inform your insurance company and let them get on with it
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Mate dont even give the arrogant git your time.
Just go up to him and demand his insurance details.
What an arse

Any honda dealer bills for checking out the car can go to His insurance.
An ddont forget to bill him for the hire car whilst its being checked out.



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Mate dont even give the arrogant git your time.
Just go up to him and demand his insurance details. What an arse
Any honda dealer bills for checking out the car can go to His insurance. And don't forget to bill him for the hire car whilst its being checked out.
+1 ...

Report it to your Insurer and get the car assessed \ checked out a.s.a.p. - it's very likely that at least some of the front 'support points' are damaged, even though the bumper looks o.k. - the Civic's front is as soft as butter ...

Something similar happened to me when the car was about 6 months old - 'clipped' by an idiot on a mini-roundabout - only visible damage was the corner of the bumper - the underlying structural etc. damage cost some £2,500 to fix ! ...
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'clipped' by an idiot on a mini-roundabout - only visible damage was the corner of the bumper - the underlying structural etc. damage cost some £2,500 to fix ! ...
Ah, but considering Norwegian prices, that's probably how much they charge for a bit of T-Cut!

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Ah, but considering Norwegian prices, that's probably how much they charge for a bit of T-Cut!
Well, yes - probably still £1500 in the UK, though ...
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Report it to your Insurer and get the car assessed \ checked out a.s.a.p. - it's very likely that at least some of the front 'support points' are damaged, even though the bumper looks o.k. - the Civic's front is as soft as butter ...

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DO that!!!
If he works where you work then youll can get his reg number easy and the insurance can deal with it.
What a **** not even asking if you are ok, deck him next time!
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Well it has now been inspected and all is ok, I was told I am very lucky especially being such a large vehicle that hit it. It seems as if I didn't engage the handbrake hard enough (I don't apply much pressure usually so will in future) which made it move back and luckily saved the bumper from cracking and other hidden gremlins. Well least I can start my weekend in good spirit. Still an apology would have been nice but I suppose some people are aloof in this world. Thanks for the messages.
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I would suggest hiring a hummer for the day and accidentally reversing into his car.
I'm sure he wont mind if your gentle.



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Mate dont even give the arrogant git your time.
Just go up to him and demand his insurance details.
What an arse

Any honda dealer bills for checking out the car can go to His insurance.
An ddont forget to bill him for the hire car whilst its being checked out.
How do you demand insurance details?I am in process with my insurance / uninsured loss recovery,trying to get the haulage lorry company to supply details!
Insurance company tried data base with the reg. no. I gave them but no info was given - a possibility the lorry (a vintage vehicle)was part of a fleet.What would happen if this lorry was caught in survailence camera - would they be scratching their heads wondering if it was insured - I think not!
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How do you demand insurance details?I am in process with my insurance / uninsured loss recovery,trying to get the haulage lorry company to supply details!
Insurance company tried data base with the reg. no. I gave them but no info was given - a possibility the lorry (a vintage vehicle)was part of a fleet.What would happen if this lorry was caught in survailence camera - would they be scratching their heads wondering if it was insured - I think not!
Failure to give details at the scene of an accident is a criminal offence.
If you have evidence a company has done so the police should be notified.



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Failure to give details at the scene of an accident is a criminal offence.
If you have evidence a company has done so the police should be notified.
Thanks for that,I would like someone to be in my corner!I've got photos of the chassis of the lorry with my bonnet paint on it and photos of my bonnet with its paint on it, but unfortunetly no witnesses - the car was parked unoccupied.
When I eventually caught up with him and asked for insurance details,he just pointed to his company logo on the lorry door and suggested ringing the number - which I did of coarse.They said they would get back to me - still waiting...........,but I think it would be a good idea to inform the police.
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Failure to give details at the scene of an accident is a criminal offence.
If you have evidence a company has done so the police should be notified.
You would of course have to be able to prove that they knew a collision had taken place. If the driver was unaware then no offence has taken place.
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You would of course have to be able to prove that they knew a collision had taken place. If the driver was unaware then no offence has taken place.
If he claims to be unaware he can be done with driving without due care and attention. This occurred with a mate. A car pulled out in front of him on his 'bike and he dropped it. Fortunately a witnessed stopped and gave him the reg number. When the police knocked on her door, she denied any knowledge of the accident, so she was charged with the above offence, fined and got points on her licence.
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Failure to give details at the scene of an accident is a criminal offence.
If you have evidence a company has done so the police should be notified.
Definite, ring the police, the company are committing a criminal offence, and now the manager can be taken to court for it...... corporate cases et al...

Failure to stop, failure to give details, driving without due care, thats about his licence gone..

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Definite, ring the police, the company are committing a criminal offence, and now the manager can be taken to court for it...... corporate cases et al...

Failure to stop, failure to give details, driving without due care, thats about his licence gone..

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Been to police - they where polite but did'nt really want to know,since evidently with me informing my insurance company of the details from the logo on his vehicle that probably complied with the law! Crazy or what!
To follow the claim up,the insurance wanted to know whether I was to pay the obligitory £100 up front get the car repaired and them to try and get my money back - or to get an estimate for the lorry firm to pay up - I chose to do the latter - I think I may be in for a long wait, but the car fortunately is drivable.
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