In a recent blog post revealed the five most outrageous car insurance claims the company has ever received.
“While insurance and humour do not usually go hand in hand, you do come across some pretty out-of-the-ordinary claim explanations,” said the insurer.
These explanations were each submitted by South African clients following a variety of car accidents stretching from colliding with a buck to riding over a shopping trolley.
As per the insurance company:
A real claim description – “All of a sudden the car jumped out of the ground and grabbed me, but a tree stopped it.”
A client collided with a buck – When asked if he hit the buck, he replied: “I don’t know if I hit the buck or if the buck hit me – we were both running.”
A car stuck in a tree – “A car was parked in front of my home last night at about 19h00. My next-door neighbour saw the car starting to roll down the mountain. It doesn’t look as if it’s driveable – it’s actually still stuck in the tree… at a 45-degree angle.”
A car crashed into a tree – A client was driving in the early hours of the morning while it was still dark. He felt something at his feet and “freaked out.” He took his hands off the steering wheel and drove into a tree. He was convinced he saw a cat jump out of his car.
A car going over a shopping trolley – “When I was about to pass the parked cars I could not see the trolley but I heard a big bump and the car just went over the trolley…”
The insurer didn’t say what happened after it received these claims – or whether the car in that tree was ever driveable again. We do hope that no serious injuries had to occur for us to hear these novel stories.