Teenager's Car Totaled One Hour After Driving Test

Charlotte Carrington of Sawston, Cambridgeshire, England took her driver's license test test for the third time and passed. The 19-year-old's car was totaled within an hour. The kicker is -she wasn't driving it! The car was parked on the road in front of her home.
"I heard a bang and I looked out and the lamppost was lying on the floor but it had snapped in half. It had slid down the side of my car.

"It damaged the back of the roof and it smashed a window and scratched the frame."

She said the grass cutter, an employee of firm CGM (Commercial Grounds Maintenance and Garden Services for Norfolk Suffolk and Cambridgeshire), had driven into the lamppost causing it to fall.

Miss Carrington, a student, said the car, which is 11-years-old, had just passed its MOT, adding: "I bought it myself out of my savings.
"I was really angry. We had to ring the number on the lamppost as wires were hanging out and it was still sparking."

Insurance will cover the cost of the car, which was worth less than the repair bill. http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Home/Teen-passes-test-then-lamppost-crashes-down-on-car.htm -via Arbroath

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Sorry SenorMysterioso but one definition of a story is: "a narration of the events in the life of a person". This qualifies.

I don't know how it is in England but here in California, even when you are not in the vehicle, if it's involved in an accident, it's held against you when you renew your driver's license. In my case I had to retake a written test instead of an automatic renewal after my parked work truck was hit on three seperate occasions over the course of two years. In all three incidents it was legally parked when inattentive drivers hit it. By the way, after those two years it hasn't been hit again in the last six years.
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A former girlfriend bought her first car, left the dealership, ran the first stop sign to the North and was T-boned. It totaled the car and put her best friend in a neck brace for six months.
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