Hit By An Hgv Truck While On The Hard Shoulder Of The M6

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  1. Pollyandarthur

    Pollyandarthur Funster

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    We were travelling on the M6 yesterday near the Shap exit and the MH had a loss of power, we made it to the hard shoulder just as it stopped completely. We put on the hazard lights and tried to restart a couple of times but no go. We called the Peugeot line as they give free assistance for the first year, they said some one would be out to help asap. I went to get coats and Mrs went to the bathroom prior to going to wait on grass verge. There was a huge bang, an HGV truck hit the side of the MH taking out the bathroom and shower, in fact the whole corner and most of the side of the MH. How Mrs survived is a miracle. She is sore and very bruised but alive.
    At least the driver stopped. The highways authority and the police were involved and we are hoping there won't be too much hassle re insurance. The MH is less than three months old and has not even done 1000 miles. I am so grateful we are both still alive but it feels like we have lost our dream.
     
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  2. DavidG58

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    Jeez, so glad to hear you both got out relatively unscathed, I do hope you have no issues with the insurance, very best of luck (y)

    I was expecting a video link to some eastern European accident, not one of our own

    Bring the bits down to Airmyn next weekend, we will see if we can't 'fix - it':LOL:, sorry I know its not a joke
     
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  3. pappajohn

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    Can you pick my lotto numbers this week.......you are both SO lucky to survive that.
     
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  4. DABurleigh

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    Sorry to hear but I'm tempted to say what good luck!

    You just make sure you enjoy the rest of your lives after that reprieve!

    Dave
     
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    What an amazing escape did you have a hazard triangle out? Insurance should not be a problem.
     
  6. Ethle the wondervan

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    Hope you feel able to carry on with your dream once things are sorted.

    Very best of luck for the future.
     
  7. jonsea

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    Hi so glad you are both alive and not to injured I hope your wife gets on ok and no ill effects
    john and mary
     
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    Blimey......:( count your blessings though!
     
  9. Robert Clark

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    Crikey what a horrible experience

    You were lucky to get out alive
     
  10. Cobweb

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    Glad you both survived since that does sound awfull . I hope that you will have no problem with insurance . I also hope that this has not put you off and you can carry on motorhoming after everything is settled .
     
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    Now thats what you call lucky, glad both of you are still in one piece but don't let if put you off motor homing - just careless HGV Drivers
     
  12. John Laidler

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    You were indeed very lucky but you should have got out of the vehicle immediately you stopped and called for help standing on the grass bank or whatever was there. A lesson learned for everyone.
     
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  13. Pollyandarthur

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    Hi wildman, no but the 4 way flashers were on. the driver of the HGV said he had to pull to the left as another HGV that was overtaking him and got too close.
     
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    Horrified when I read this, glad you are both ok.
     
  15. carolyn

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    Thank goodness you are both OK, have to confess I would have phoned the breakdown services from inside the van as it is so noisy on the verge that its virtually impossible to hear anyone, have tried it and had to get back in van to be heard. Please don't think anyone is criticizing you getting your stuff, it's much easier to think clearly from the safety of the sofa at home!
     
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    As a fellow MH and Bailey owner if there is anything I can do to help don't hesitate to ask , so glad you are both OK !
     
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    Pleased to read your both ok. A lesson to us all, they say the hard shoulder is the most dangerous piece of road any driver may use, I guess the lesson is to exit the vehicle asap,pleased to read the hgv stopped and no doubt his insurance will cover all your costs. Keep a note of all expenses the collision causes and claim every penny.
     
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    Just count your lucky stars you are both alive and well.

    Insurance will sort the rest out............Be happy....dont stress...
     
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    Wow, what an awfull experience!!!
    Glad to hear you are both relatively unscathed.
    With luck the insurance will be straightforward.
    Please keep us posted with your progress.
     
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    So sorry to hear your traumatic story . You were so lucky indeed. Hope all gets quickly resolved and your wife quickly recovers.
     
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