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Ya wife has crashed this car like 3 different times. Take the keys away from her. She must be stunning bc other wise you wouldn't be so forgiving
 

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Ya wife has crashed this car like 3 different times. Take the keys away from her. She must be stunning bc other wise you wouldn't be so forgiving
LOL ) She doesn’t drive Treg anymore as she has some phobia now. Hope, she will not overestimate here abilities in the future. In fact, financially, this incident wasn’t the worst case with here behind the wheel (but that was not her fault).
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This story happened long ago, on May 2019, on crazy Russian roads. Just another confirmation – Touareg is a panzer.
My wife was taking me to the local airport. We just departed from home, were going to make U-turn at crossroads to join the traffic lane leading out of the town where this incident took place.
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I retrieved and downloaded front camera view video for your guidance (muted my foulmouthed tirade by background music). However, it’s not so descriptive. I had rear view camera video too, but cannot find it now.

 

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So, initially the situation looked to be quite safe at the moment when we were making decision to proceed. Green light on, no reciprocal traffic. However, there was a lumpen jerk, behind us, on a bucket of rust Lada. He followed us blindly and blatantly to turn to the left. Also, there was an approaching at a high speed Mercedes keeping inner lane, whose driver’s brain cells instinctively found nothing better than to turn to the right to outer lane as an avoidance action. There is a speed restriction of 40 km/h by the way. He hit our rear end.
I was in a jacket, but the impact was so heavy, that I got a few scratches on my right elbow. Had a backache as well for a few days later. Honestly, my son was going to escort me, but fortunately we left him at home, so the rear seats were empty. No airbags deployed, the front number plate was thrown away! Mercedes passenger spent a few weeks in a hospital. I still drive without safety belts pre tensioners.
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So, I left my wife in tears to tackle the situation. A very kind man on that red Lada had stopped near to be a witness. He took me to the airport, so I could catch my flight. My wife called the police, evacuator, friends and later in the evening she passed alco/drug test.
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The car was parked inside garage for more than a year while investigation had been carrying out. Changed the battery and gaskets, after adding antifreeze several times. Original brand new parts were used only to repair the car at a workshop.
Eventually investigators made their verdict, my wife collected papers and brought the case to the court. Because Mercedes driver had no insurance at all. Litigation process lasted for more than a year. Three independent examinations were carried out (all damaged parts are still kept on my back yard). Finally, we won the case. The judge passed away recently, bloody corona. My claim along with solicitor’s fees is a bit less than 10K USD. I still haven’t indemnified my losses (
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