Panzer Down !!

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Panzer Down !!

Post by Heff » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:36 pm

Unfortunately, the Panzer had a fight with an Oil Tanker, and lost. :(

Out on a country road, when I stopped behind this tanker. The driver obviously didn't check his mirrors as he proceeded to reverse into me, pushing me back before it toppled over.

You can see the score marks below the bike :angry:

I did walk away though with minor injuries :(

So now without wheels for the foreseeable future :angry:
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Re: Panzer Down !!

Post by sprintster » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:45 pm

Not good but at least you walked away from it.Even if the driver did look in his mirrors he probably wouldn't have seen you if you were sat behind him though.

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Re: Panzer Down !!

Post by cozi70 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:49 pm

Good to hear your relatively good after that incident.
We had an awful incident like that in work a few years back and the poor boy didn't servive.
Hope the new panzer is back to full strength again soon.
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Re: Panzer Down !!

Post by Oop North John » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:49 pm

Assuming the tanker driver admitted the liability, and so does his insurers, then you are probably entitled to a replacement vehicle until yours gets repaired. Nothing too grand, so don't expect them to happily pay for excessive rental charges.
Check if you have legal cover, if so, start making a list of costs, eg a taxi to get you home, and take pictures of damaged kit / injuries etc.
Best thing is at least you could walk away from the disaster.

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Re: Panzer Down !!

Post by Heff » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:56 pm

The thing is, I could see him in his mirrors, he just didn't look.
I had literally stopped 12-15 feet behind him, but almost immediately he went into reverse giving me no time except sound my horn (which he says he didn't hear :blink: )
He did admit liability though, but it might be a different storey when his insurance get his version.
The score marks speak for themselves.
On a plus side, it was witnessed by a farmer who was coming the other way in his tractor. That was the reason the tanker stopped in the first place
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Re: Panzer Down !!

Post by Rederic » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:13 pm

The main thing is your ok Heff (thumbs)

It must of been a bloody big tanker to push the Panzer backwards B)
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Post by Andi_Archer » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:25 pm

A nasty situation but at least you got out safely with no whiplash........ :( (thumbs)
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Post by V2orV4 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:47 pm

Good to see you are ok Heff. Nowt you could do really, but just get out of the way! Yes, it'll be interesting to hear his version of events in a while.
The witness will hopefully support you and help to get it sorted ASAP.
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Post by TomBoyNI » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:27 pm

Gutted for you mate.
At least your aren't badly busted up and hopefully it gets sorted out quickly with a good outcome in the end. (thumbs)
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Re: Panzer Down !!

Post by Gerard. » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:40 pm

Omg Heff, sorry to hear about your new pride & joy. Thankfully you are ok & will be back in game soon.
Shame my proper GS is off road ATM :laugh: or I would have gave it to you to get about. If I get it sorted before your bike is fixed. Your more than welcome to ruff it for a while :woohoo:
Hope you mend soon too !!

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