Excuses you should never use when you’re involved in an auto accident

A collection of excuses pulled from the internet:

* “I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law, and headed over the embankment.”

* “The other car collided with mine without giving warning of its intention.”

* “I had been learning to drive with power steering. I turned the wheel to what I thought was enough and found myself in a different direction going the opposite way.”

* “Coming home, I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I don’t have.”

* “No one was to blame for the accident, but it never would have happened if the other driver had been alert.”

* “The pedestrian had no idea which direction to go, so I ran over him.”

* “I saw the slow-moving, sad-faced old gentleman as he bounced off the hood of my car.”

* “I was taking my canary to the hospital. It got loose in the car and flew out the window. The next thing I saw was his rear end, and there was a crash.”

* “I was backing my car out of the driveway in the usual manner when it was struck by the other car in the same place where it had been struck several times before.”

* “The indirect cause of this accident was a little guy in a small car with a big mouth.”

* “The accident happened when the right door of a car came around the corner without giving a signal.”

* “I was thrown from my car as it left the road. I was later found in a ditch by some stray cows.”

* “I had been shopping for plants all day and was on my way home. As I reached an intersection, a hedge sprung up, obscuring my vision.”

* “I was on the way to the doctor with rear end trouble when my universal joint gave way causing me to have an accident.”

* “I was unable to stop in time, and my car crashed into the other vehicle. The driver and passengers then left
immediately for a vacation with injuries.”

* “To avoid hitting the bumper of the car in front, I struck the pedestrian.”

* “The accident occurred when I was attempting to bring my car out of a skid by steering it into the other vehicle.”

* “When I could not avoid a collision, I stepped on the gas and crashed into the other car.”

* “I collided with a stationary truck coming the other way.”

* “In my attempt to kill a fly, I drove into a telephone pole.”

* “My car was legally parked as it backed into the other vehicle.”

* “As I approached the intersection, a stop sign suddenly appeared in a place where no stop sign had ever appeared before. I was unable to stop in time to avoid the accident.”

* “The telephone pole was approaching fast. I was attempting to swerve out of its path when it struck my front end.”

* “A truck backed though my windshield and into my wife’s face.”

* “The guy was all over the road. I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him.”

* “An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my vehicle, and vanished.”

What did this cop do after pulling over a guy for doing 88 in a 45?

The cop walks up to the guy’s car, asks for his drivers license, and the guy says “I’m sorry officer, but my license was suspended.”

The cop asks for his registration, and the guy says, “It’s in the glove compartment, but it’s not in my name because I stole this car in a car jacking, and I killed the woman that owns the car and stuffed her in the trunk, and the gun I used is in the glove compartment.”

At this point the cop tells the guy to keep his hands in sight and he radios for back-up. When a supervisor shows up, the cop tells him the story, and he walks up to the guy in the car. The supervisor asks to see the guy’s drivers license, and the guy hands it over, and it is valid with the guys real name and information.

The supervisor asks for the registration and the guy says, “It’s in the glove compartment.” The supervisor tells the guy to keep his hands in sight and walks around to the passenger side and opens the glove compartment. There is the registration in the guys name and everything seems in order. Next the supervisor asks the guy to get out and open the trunk. The guy opens the trunk, and the only thing there is a spare tire. At this point the supervisor tells the guy what the other cop had told him.

The guy replies, “I bet he told you I was speeding, too!”

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American Auto News Update from PowerBlock TV

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Ford wants to depend less on fossil fuels

Ford announced today that they’re teaming up with other companies to work on developing the use of 100% plant-based PET materials and fiber in their products in an effort to reduce the use of fossil fuels. Ford is partnering with Coca-Cola, H.J. Heinz, NIKE and Procter & Gamble.

GM introduces rear-wheel drive sedan

For the first time in 17 years, General Motors will introduce a rear-wheel drive Chevy performance sedan for the U.S. Market. According to the Chicago Tribune, GM has plans to sell a limited number of full-size sedans with a V-8 engine called the Chevrolet SS. It’s expected to reach dealerships in late 2013.

Who leads in sales for the month of May?

For the Month of May, Ford Mustang sold more vehicles than any rear-wheel drive performance car, beating out the Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger.

By the numbers for May:

Ford Mustang: 10,427

Chevy Camaro: 9,023

Dodge Challenger: 4,816

Though the Mustang was ahead for the month of May, they’re still 2,213 units behind the Chevy Camaro for the year.