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Have you had an accident in the snow?Motor claims from Beast from the East could hit £33m,17million so far

By 3rd July 2018June 24th, 2024No Comments

BRITS have filed insurance claims worth more than £17million in just FOUR days as snow storms wreak havoc across the nation.

Crash damage claims have doubled compared to a regular week as drivers battle Storm Emma and the Beast from the East.
Drivers have racked up more than £10million in insurance claims this week thanks to Storm Emma

Frosty weather has led to 13,100 collisions since Monday totalling a whopping £17million in damages, according to the AA.

And the number of claims made by Thursday this week was double what insurers would usually expect for the last week of February.
The most common claim was for drivers skidding out and hitting objects like barriers, kerbs, road signs and bus shelters – and one motorist even ended up sliding into a row of shops.

While the majority of incidents attributed to the snow caused relatively minor damage, as many as 21 per cent of claims saw the car involved unable to drive away from the scene.

Tim Kelly

Tim is a highly qualified Independent Engineer with over 20 years experience as an Engineering Assessor of damaged vehicles.

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