The ingenuity of drivers involved in accidents, in seeking to assert
their innocence, or at least excuse their errors, is apparently
inexhaustible, judging from this genuine selection of excerpts from
<> I consider that neither vehicle was to blame, but if either were
to blame, it was the other one.
<> I knocked over a man. He admitted it was his fault as he had been
run over before.
<> One wheel went into the ditch, my feet jumped from the brake to
the accelerator pedal, leaped across to the other side, and
jammed into the trunk of a tree.
<> I collided with a stationary tram car coming the other way.
<> To avoid a collision, I ran into the other car.
<> The car had to turn sharper than was necessary, owing to an invisible truck.
<> After the accident, a working gentleman offered to be witness in my favour.
<> I collided with a stationary tree.
<> The other man altered his mind, so I had run over him.
<> I told the other idiot what he was, and went on my way.
<> I can give no details of the accident, as I was somewhat concussed
at the time.
<> A pedestrian hit me and went under my car.
<> I blew my horn, but it would not work as it had been stolen.
<> I unfortunately ran over a pedestrian, and the old gentleman was
taken to hospital, much regretting the circumstances.
<> I thought the side window was down, but it was up, as I found when
I put my head through it.
<> A cow wandered into my car. I was afterwards informed that the
cow was half-witted.
<> A bull was standing nearby, and a fly must have tickled him, as he
gored my car.
<> She suddenly saw me, lost her head, and we met.
<> A truck backed through my windscreen into my wife's face.
<> I ran into a shop window, and sustained injuries to my wife.
<> I misjudged a lady crossing the street.
<> Coming home, I drove into the wrong house, and collided with a
tree I haven't got.
<> I left my car unattended for a minute, when by accident or design,
it ran away.
<> The other car collided with mine, without giving any warning of