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Pink Corsa Crashes Into Aston Martin DBS

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A hapless driver has come forward after crashing her £500 pink Vauxhall Corsa into a £120,000 Aston Martin DBS and writing it off in the process.

Natasha Gregory, 24, lost control on a roundabout, clipped a kerb and ended up back on a petrol forecourt where she had just filled up.

But this time she was embedded in the side of the type of car driven by James Bond in Casino Royale that can reach speeds of up to 190mph.

Ms Gregory, of Swindon, apologised on Facebook, saying: 'Ummmm it was me and it was an accident. y the hell would I wonna go into aston martin (sic)!!

'I'm glad everyones fine, and I have u know I clipped a curb (I'm sure everyone has) and the steering went. S*** happens glad no one was hurt.'

The Aston Martin's owner, who asked to remain anonymous, said: 'I was filling up and then I saw the car coming towards me.

'She drove out of the petrol station onto the roundabout, lost it, and came over the kerb and came straight into the car. My car moved into the pump and bumped the pump off.'

He added: 'It will be a write-off. They won't fix that.'

Powered by a 6-litre V12 engine, the 510bhp DBS is capable of 0-62mph in just 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 190mph.
 

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Aston didn't look that bad from what you can see, or was he talking about the corsa?? :?:

Must of been some bloody curb to cause that much of a deflection.
 
sjl178 said:
Aston didn't look that bad from what you can see, or was he talking about the corsa?? :?:

It has been hit in the middle - if it has bent the chassis in any way then a decent insurer will instantly cube it. If the damage is confined to door/bodywork then it might get fixed but the pictures don't tell you what you would need to know.
 
I thought that there are specialist places where they can do chassis work...

Cant believe they would write off a DBS so easily.
 
I feel sorry for the DBS owner, if its a write off and wants a replacement he'll probably join a waiting list for a new model, if its a repair he'll have to love with the knowledge that a thick Katie Price wannabe drove into the side of his £120,000 car and that's it's been in an accident through no fault of his own.
 
Surely it is the corsa that is written off. It would only take the smallest knock to do that.

MC
 
Bet the coppers loved that!

A black and a pink!

You could spend a whole day aimlessly driving about nicking cars while playing 'snooker' and not be able to finish that easily. I'll show my dad, he used to play snooker while policing the M6, he'll like that photo a lot.
:thumb:
 
kench said:
I thought that there are specialist places where they can do chassis work...

Cant believe they would write off a DBS so easily.

Chassis can be straightened, but a straightened chassis is arguably never as strong as one that has never been bent. According to my insurer when I bent one the year before last the normal position is to just cube it as soon as there is any chassis damage.

Also consider that since it is a non-fault, the Aston driver could also set an accident management company on it for an equivalent replacement at a couple of k or more per week and can insist on a factory approved repair (which may have weeks of lead time in theory) after which there would be a diminution claim for the reduction in value due to it being repaired (with legal fees in both sides to follow).

They may repair, but the nature of Insurance claims these days amounts to rather more than simply whether it is possible thus it isn't clear cut.
 

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