Merc Vs. Bollards

The photo above shows a Mercedes-Benz crush by the automated bollards on Cross Street in Manchester. This stretch of road is between Manchester Arndale and the Royal Exchange. So when it comes to Mercedes-Benz verses the bollards. The Bollards wins OK?! haha... PROVEN!!!

I wonder who should bare the cost of this accident. I think this will be a though one to call. The impact of the accident is from the underneath, and there are signs before the bollards that explains its operational times. So I wonder will the insurance company cover this? Or should the city council bare it? The car looks very new, in fact I think it is one of Mercedes-Benz latest design, but its stead suggest it is ready for scraping. My guess is the owner has to bare it all. What is yours?

Alex: The old axiom of an immovable object, what happens, major damage.
BTW: Loved your comments on the President photos.
Fishing Guy    Tue, 28 Jul 2009 08:20:07 +0800
Wow, I would be very sad if that merc is mine. I guess the insurance people pay for the damage. I have new photos for Henderson Waves, it is the latest attraction that was opened recently.
Alicesg    Tue, 28 Jul 2009 09:16:49 +0800
Oh that's really difficult to see. I think the driver's insurance has to take care of this. That's what you pay the insurance for isn't it when accidents like this happen.

Thanks for the visit.
Photo Cache    Tue, 28 Jul 2009 09:21:13 +0800
I have once crashed in a parking lot with somebody who had a brand new car and it was not my fault. It was only a very minor bump in the car but the owner´s face was so full of anger after that. I can only imagine the Merc driver´s face here. Nobody else to blame except himself.
chrome3d    Tue, 28 Jul 2009 14:12:59 +0800
oh, poor benz! shall i say poor driver too?! hope the insurance will pay for this. i can only imagine how the driver feels.
syel    Tue, 28 Jul 2009 21:37:59 +0800
Why should anyone else than the owner pay?

Interesting mishap. Those thingies seem to work better than I'd expect.
Per Stromsjo    Wed, 29 Jul 2009 00:48:24 +0800
Ouch!! That hurts!! Definitely the owner's insurance company ;D
shionge    Wed, 29 Jul 2009 01:32:55 +0800
Fishing Guy: That's correct. I do not know what is up with the driver.

Alicesg: I'm not quite sure if insurance cover this. I'm not even convince that it is an accident. Anyway, it's sad isn't it. I will pop by your blog later. Cheers!

Photo Cache: It is automated, that means when it is not operational it will retract into the ground. I guess the driver was trying to fool the system by following an authorise vehicle closely behind. Silly.

chrome3d: I could not work out who was the drive around the scene. I bet it will be very disappointed with himself/herself.

syel: Haha... That's a good one. I think the driver must feel like rubbish.

Per Stromsjo: That's my guess too. Yes! Surprisingly from my second photo, the thingies looks firmly intact. That is really something solid!

shionge: Yes looking at it hurts me too.
Alexander    Wed, 29 Jul 2009 04:34:49 +0800
Hi Alex!
Sorry for the long absence! But don't you think it was a great vacation; some very busy weeks and just a few days off...
Amazing! Next time the guy will tink twice... )
Meanwhile Blogtrotter is still turning around Iceland, now in Waterland... Enjoy and have a fabulous week!
Trotter    Wed, 29 Jul 2009 07:14:30 +0800
I am wondering how fast this driver was going to do such damage!
SandyCarlson    Wed, 29 Jul 2009 11:04:04 +0800
this is terrified
vaggelis vlahos    Wed, 29 Jul 2009 16:52:01 +0800
Mo    Wed, 29 Jul 2009 22:56:08 +0800
Trotter: Oh yes. Good planning. Yups, that guy will think twice next time. haha...

SandyCarlson: I think it must quite fast, if the driver is trying to sneak behind some authorised vehicles.

vaggelis vlahos: Yes!

Mo: Haha... Looks like there are some dare devils in Manchester.
Alexander    Thu, 30 Jul 2009 23:55:24 +0800
You did a great job getting photos without the driver noticing. Ouch for the car!
Sue    Fri, 31 Jul 2009 10:19:54 +0800
I am sure the merc's insured.

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Have a great weekend!
Mei Teng    Sat, 01 Aug 2009 08:49:27 +0800
Whoa I feel for the car owner...
horsoon    Sat, 01 Aug 2009 15:17:25 +0800
Sue: Yups phew... haha...

Mei Teng: But I don't think the insurance company will cover this. Anyway that's my guess. haha...

horsoon: me too. Shame isn't it?
Alexander    Sun, 02 Aug 2009 02:50:49 +0800
It is due to carelessness of car owner. He has to bear the damages
daisy    Sun, 02 Aug 2009 16:02:25 +0800
How sad... Looks pretty bad.
It would suck if the owner has to bear all the costs.
*~kAy~*    Wed, 30 Dec 2009 11:56:36 +0800
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