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Break checked and crashed

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Alexm1982, 25 Aug 2021.

  1. Alexm1982


    Joined: 25 Aug 2021

    Posts: 12

    Location: London

    Hi all,

    Just wanted your opinion on this one, I was break checked while exiting the M1, I lost control and crashed into the barrier.

    The Audi sped up along side you forcing you back onto the road and I panicked as other vehicles were coming fast.

    I was wondering if the insurance see this video would they say I'm at fault and not pay the repair? Or they will say I am not at fault and deal with the Audi insurance to pay the repair?

    No other vehicles were involved.

    Appreciate your opinion, video below
    Last edited: 26 Aug 2021
  2. AHarvey


    Joined: 6 Mar 2008

    Posts: 10,049

    Location: Stoke area

    Did you flash your lights at him? anything else happened before between you too.

    I'm not sure on that one as it's obvious there was nothing in front of him and was braking hard for some reason other than traffic. Best you can do is see what the insurers say but it's likely going to be you to blame as the other person didn't contact you.

    What's the reg, I can't make it out
    Last edited: 25 Aug 2021


    Joined: 3 May 2012

    Posts: 3,887

    The guy (or girl) could say anything though, thought they saw debris in the road/a child crossing/whatever so needed to slow down, even if it's obvious there wasn't.
  4. pepp77


    Joined: 13 Oct 2008

    Posts: 4,191

    Location: SE London Born and Bred

    That is your fault unfortunately yes he did brake but you didn't have enough space to deal with that situation.
  5. Terminal_Boy


    Joined: 13 Apr 2013

    Posts: 9,675

    Location: La France

    This ^ I’m afraid.

    You failed to leave a large enough distance to the vehicle ahead.
  6. watercooledman

    Perma Banned

    Joined: 12 Jan 2021

    Posts: 1,731

    that was pretty crap driving on your part.
  7. Janesy B


    Joined: 19 Apr 2008

    Posts: 25,635

    Location: Essex

    You've had a nightmare there. That'll be a fault claim for sure.
  8. Thekwango


    Joined: 5 Feb 2009

    Posts: 12,831

    Location: Northern Ireland

    you weren't break checked. wonder what regular this dupe account belongs to.
  9. Howard


    Joined: 12 Jul 2007

    Posts: 16,263

    Location: South East

    Wow. Judging by that video, there was an awful lot of time to do, well, pretty much anything else there. This one's on you I'm afraid.
  10. Nasher


    Joined: 22 Nov 2006

    Posts: 21,658

    I don't think they did it on purpose. Just bad driving tbh. You should have been far enough away to react.

    Not sure what you were trying to do here though, go round in front of them?
    Last edited: 25 Aug 2021
  11. dLockers


    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 7,475

    Lol for sure.

    Dash cam driver clearly distracted or incompetent.
  12. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior


    Joined: 4 Aug 2007

    Posts: 13,155

    Location: Wilds of suffolk

    Looks like the typical person who is dithering as they aren't sure they are taking the correct exit to me
  13. Begbie


    Joined: 20 Oct 2004

    Posts: 25,169

    Location: ....

    This, clearly bad driving on OPS behalf there. No idea why crashing was the best decision.
  14. Maccapacca


    Joined: 13 Apr 2010

    Posts: 17,985

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    100% your fault, have you got any lube?
  15. SonicSW20

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Apr 2019

    Posts: 1,260

    All on you, why on earth did you try and turn onto the slip that late?
  16. Lashout_UK


    Joined: 2 Mar 2004

    Posts: 11,872

    Location: SE England

    That was entirely your own fault. And very silly.
  17. jpaul


    Joined: 1 Mar 2010

    Posts: 15,126

    if you had a rear facing camera that would show if he rejoined carriageway, and the braking was because they changed their mind about taking the exit ,
    which might be damming for them.
  18. Maundie


    Joined: 20 Oct 2010

    Posts: 3,458

    Well if he\she did break check you it worked because it did indeed break your car, not sure if they did brake check you but you are 100% at fault and driving like the end of a bell, IMO you should submit that dashcam footage to the police so they could charge you with driving without due care and attention.
  19. oap


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 898

    Location: Portsmouth

    Hopefully they will not have a rear facing cam of you on the phone or anything else that distracted you that much!
  20. EdGey


    Joined: 21 Jan 2008

    Posts: 8,246

    Location: England

    The audi driver looks as though he can't decide whether or not he wants to exit so is buying time for himself by breaking. Hardly great driving, but equally not uncommon if we're honest.

    There's only one reason this crash happened and that's because you tried to go around him and get back across in time for the exit. If you had just left it as a near miss and carried on, it wouldn't have happened.