Amazing Accident Explanations
THE FOLLOWING ARE ALLEGED TO BE ACTUAL STATEMENTS FOUND ON INSURANCE
FORMS IN WHICH CAR DRIVERS ATTEMPTED TO SUMMARIZE THE DETAILS OF AN ACCIDENT
IN THE FEWEST POSSIBLE WORDS. THESE EXAMPLES SERVE TO
CONFIRM THAT EVEN INCOMPETENT WRITING CAN BE HIGHLY ENTERTAINING.
- Coming home I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I
- The other car collided with mine without giving warning of its
- I thought my window was down, but I found it was up when I put my
head through it.
- I collided with a stationary truck coming the other way.
- A truck backed through my windshield into my wife's face.
- The guy was all over the road. 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.
- In an attempt to kill a fly I drove into a telephone pole.
- I had been shopping for plants all day and was on my way home. As I
reached an intersection a hedge sprang up, obscuring my vision and I did not
see the other car.
- I had been driving for forty years when I fell asleep at the wheel
and had an accident.
- I was on the way to the doctor with rear end trouble when my
universal joint gave way causing me to have an accident.
- As I approached an intersection a 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.
- To avoid hitting the bumper of the car in front I struck a
- My car was legally parked as it backed into another vehicle.
- An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my car and vanished.
- I told the police that I was not injured, but on removing my hat
found that I had a fractured skull.
- I was sure the old fellow would never make it to the other side of
the road when I struck him.
- The pedestrian had no idea which way to run as I ran over him.
- I saw a slow moving, sad faced old gentleman as he bounced off the
roof of my car.
- The indirect cause of the accident was a little guy in a small car
with a big mouth.
- I was thrown from my car as it left the road. I was later found in a
ditch by some stray cows.
- The telephone pole was approaching. I was attempting to swerve out of
the way when I struck the front end.
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