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    My Close Call last night!

    Driving home last night from golf, a 15cm diameter tree branch fell on to my car! i was in traffic at the time, and only doing about 20km/h! As you can see in the pics, it hit the structual part around the windscreen in my MX5 (called miata in the USA).

    If I had of been a fraction earlier (about 0.05seconds if my math is correct), it would have hit the soft top, and hit directly on my head!

    I feel very lucky to be alive! Not sure if it is repairable (I think this part of the car is structual, and may be impossible to fix?? Your thoughts would be welcomed??).

    At least it wasn't a total waste of a day, i drove two par fours....all the way onto the green (310meters).

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    The branch

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    excellent way to see that and congrats that you are okay. However, now that you are alive are u going to get mad? (clearly you can't sue anyone about it...but damn that whore mother nature).

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    Good to know you're ok , but i think you don't take the facts the rights way.It's not "If I had of been a fraction earlier it would have hit directly on my head!".

    The right way to think is : if i had driven much faster, the tree branch would have felt way behind my car.

    Faster is safer

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    Very True! Thats why I have my eye on a nice 993 near my place!

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    0two9 said:
    excellent way to see that and congrats that you are okay. However, now that you are alive are u going to get mad? (clearly you can't sue anyone about it...but damn that whore mother nature).



    My insurance covers it, however, i still have to pay the excess. And because the tree is located on a Private School, i will approach them, and ask they cover my costs (not really that much - only about $500 bucks).

    maybe Nick could draft me letter and argue my case?

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    hahahaha, the school is probably going to claim act of god. But yeah, 500 bucks isn't too bad. I never claim anything on my insurance--- I dunno why I even have it- but it's the law. Hopefully I will be able to get my car problem fixed soon and have the same outlook that you are having on things (my passenger front wheel either has a warped rotor or the brake is dragging....the result is slowed acceleration and the steering wheel has an ungodly shudder and shake). The nearest porsche dealer is 30 miles away.... I'm going to try and go for it this wknd. Good luck with ur car.

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    jcparki said:
    At least it wasn't a total waste of a day, i drove two par fours....all the way onto the green (310meters).



    339 yards? That's outstanding!

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    jcparki said:
    Quote:
    0two9 said:
    excellent way to see that and congrats that you are okay. However, now that you are alive are u going to get mad? (clearly you can't sue anyone about it...but damn that whore mother nature).



    My insurance covers it, however, i still have to pay the excess. And because the tree is located on a Private School, i will approach them, and ask they cover my costs (not really that much - only about $500 bucks).

    maybe Nick could draft me letter and argue my case?



    If there was no bad weather at the time of the accident, you can't claim force majeur or act of god. The owner (school) is responsible. (It all depends on the law where you live )

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    Maybe... but an act of god could be anything- such as the wind blowing. I don't think the school would say the wind was gusty that night and therefor a natural part of nature and god occurred. But who knows- it could also be considered the neighbor scenario- where a neighbor's tree falls on ur house or car- clearly the tree is owned by the neighbor and it is their responsibility to fix the problem.

    But be careful for the act of god clause... they can say anything could have caused that to occur.

     
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