The following was published by an insurance
company for internal distribution. These reports were submitted when policy-holders
were asked for a brief statement describing their particular accident.
An Ann Landers reader sent them in from Raleigh, N.C.
The other car collided with mine without giving
warning of its intention.
I thought my window was down but found it was
up when I put my hand through it.
A pedestrian hit me and went under my car.
The guy was all over the place. I had to swerve
a number of times before I hit him.
I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced
at my mother-in-law and headed over the embankment.
The accident occured when I was attempting to
bring my car out of a skid by steering it into the other vehicle.
I was driving my car out of the driveway in
the usual manner, when it was struck by the other car in the same place
it had been struck several times before.
I was on my way to the doctor's with rear-end
trouble when my universal joint gave way, causing me to have an accident.
As I approached the intersection, a stop sign
suddenly appeared in a place where no stop sign had ever appeared before.
I was unable to stop in time to avoid the accident.
The telephone pole was approaching fast. I was
attempting to swerve out of its path when it struck my front end.
To avoid hitting the bumper of the car in front,
I struck the pedestrian.
My car was legally parked as it backed into
the other vehicle.
An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck
my vehicle and vanished.
When I saw I could not avoid a collision, I
stepped on the gas and crashed into the other car.
The pedestrian had no idea which direction to
go, so I ran him over.
I saw the slow-moving, sad-faced old gentleman
as he bounced off the hood of my car.
Coming home, I drove into the wrong house and
collided with a tree I don't have.
The indirect cause of this accident was a little
guy in a small car with a big mouth.