On the way back from work, a dozey woman on a cycle caused a catalogue of incidents leading to the above damage!
I had just left a traffic island onto a twisty country lane, coming the other lane is a woman on a bicycle who clearly a) has never rode one before or b) just can't ride the F'in thing! wobbling all over the road, so I as the other 2 cars in front and one behind me I am keeping an eye on her, so as to not hit her.
Unaware another driver coming the other way has tried to overtake her, forcing the car 2 in front of me off the road. He obviously hits his brakes, car behind him sees him at last minute and stops, I see the car in front has stopped at the last second, hit my brakes. ABS etc goes mad, but nearside wheels on gravel, I stop with millimeters to spare! God that was close goes through my head.....
...Look in my rear view mirror, the car behind hasn't seen me stopped. I look back infront and car is moving off, I hit the gas hard, but was too little too late, Bang!
Only a slow speed accident of 10-15mph max, looks fairly cosmetic, but seem to have a hairline crack on bumper, the diffuser has popped out, the top of bumper looks fine, but feels a bit loose, as opposed to the sides, and the offside plastic trim housing the parking sensor is also a little loose.
Genuine accident and genuine guy that hit me, very appolgetic. Want's to settle outside insurance if possible, but I fear it may well cost a little more that he is expecting!
Things can only get better - can't they??