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I need to get this off my chest because it's been bugging me since it happened. I'm sure some of you will condem me as irresponsible but hopefully some might forgive.

I'm in my SLK coming back from a work meeting after one shandy about 08:30 in the evening I'm enjoying the drive back in good light on a nice stretch of winding country road I know well. Driving quite fast but not anywhere near my or the cars limits and being on the look out for horses, cyclists and tractors. Well I come into a village and flick the speed limiter to 30 as I quite often do on this sort of drive. After a fun drive it's all too easy to creep over the speed limit. Halfway through the village a Tricked up VW Golf screams up behind me until it is literally inches from my bumper veering side to side attempting to intimidate me into getting a move on or getting out of his way.
I wasn't going to stop or get out of his way, so we continue through the village with him "up my chuff" and parked cars bends etc preventing him from overtaking. Eventually long before the 30mph limit ends there is a clearer straight section of road and he screams past me in triumph and disappears. I reach the end of the 30mph limit and flick off the speed limiter, and now resume my enjoyable fun drive home.
Well surprise surprise about 3 miles down the road I've now caught up with the VW Golf who is driving like a jerk and taking stupid chances and is now spoiling my ride. I sit behind him a good distance back and bide my time for a long straight I know is coming up. When we get there I hit the Kickdown and take off past him seeing him vanish in my rear view although he was trying hard to keep up and probably seething.
Another 3 miles and a series of bends warns of the next village so I ease off, hit the speed limiter on 30 at the speed limit sign and turn off down a very narrow cut through which bypasses most of the village. The VW driver takes the same shortcut and catches up with me as I'm pausing at a junction to check for horses,bicycles, tractors etc. Nothing about so I continue at 30mph. The driver of the VW resumes trying to scratch my bumper. How he didn't mark it I'll never know. Anyway there are more obstacles in this village and a couple of cars coming the other way so he is still on my bumper as we reach the derestriction sign. I flick off the speed limiter and open her up. The VW is making a move to overtake even though he is already falling behind but stays on the wrong side of the road I guess he's thinking " Imight miss a gear and give him a chance". This is no balls out race, I'm just resuming my pacey drive home. Any way there is a slow bend and he gets back behind me but some way back now. Then there is a little chicane and a short straight. I take the chicane quite fast as visibility is pretty good and there is only 1 car coming towards me on the short straight. I open up again on the short straight and as the car coming the other way is about to pass me, I glance in my rear view to see a fleeting glimpse of a car side on across the road and bits of debris and a what looked like a bumper flying down the road. A split second later I was round the next bend and there was now no-one following me..............I slowed down and replayed the last few seconds in my mind........Satisfied that it couldn't have been any other car I may have just seen piling in, and that no-one else could have been involved, I thought " he made his bed, he can lie in it" and drove on.
I thought I don't want to ruin my evening for some knob who might just as easily run down a child in one of the villages. I might possibly have to give statements to the police and then my behaviour might be questioned etc, etc, I didn't feel I had done anything wrong, but since then my conscience has been knawing at me that I should have turned back and helped.

What do you think?
 

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You did everything right in my opinion! :D
 

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You were driving within limits.
I only hope some innocent people were not hurt by the erratic behavior of the VW driver.
 

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Thanks for the supportive comments guys. Rest assured if I was in any doubts that another vehicle may have been involved I would have turned round instantly to help the innocent party and ensure that justice was done. The only other car anywhere near was the one travelling in the opposite direction to me and was still level with me when the VW lost it. This other driver would have had a grandstand view of the unfolding demolition but was far enough away not to have even been hit by flying VW components or even sods of grass. I guess his evening was ruined giving witness statements to police or extracting the apparently poor "innocent" young lad from the wreckage.
 

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You can put the gnawing to bed Gromit. You are not responsible for the stupid behaviour of others and, he made his bed so can lie in it is spot on!

At least whilst there are bits of bumper over the road and, no doubt a little trip for his VW on a low loader he is off the road. Who knows, you may have even saved the little twits life or, someone else's by maybe this lesson calming him down a bit in the future.

I would not have gone back and, would have happily left him and his car in the past.
 

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I'm with the other posters on this. Not your fault. Driving outwith their limits, and that of their car, was an accident waiting to happen. Hopefully they've learnt a valuable lesson.
 

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BREAKING NEWS: WTF NEWS 69 is live on the scene in Smallsville, UK where this evening, a horrendous accident took place. A young man, early 20s, who police have identified as "Eminem Tu Pac Snoop Dog Johnson" was involved in a single car, three bunny accident. Tonight we interviewed the driver of the car, who was still noticeably traumatized by the ordeal. With tears in his eyes and a quiver in his voice, Mr. Johnson had this to say: "I was driving peacefully through the country, obeying all traffic laws and being especially careful not to exceed the posted speed limit. I had just left the blood donation clinic and was on my way to volunteer at the homeless shelter. Out of nowhere came this tricked up convertible Mercedes, which sped up behind me and stayed inches from my bumper. I could literally smell the Gummi lube. Excuse me I need a tissue.....I slowed down and moved over as far as I could but the driver wouldn't pass me. I could see him in the rear view, a beverage in each hand and fire in his eyes. He refused to pass, just kept swerving and cursing and motioning for me to get out of his way...sniff....this kept on for several miles until I had a chance to turn onto a well known shortcut around town. He stayed right behind me, waving his beveraged arms and screaming at me. We finally came to a straightway and he passed me. I think he threw up a peace sign, but he was going so fast I can't be sure. As he passed, to my horror I saw some little white bunnies nibbling away in a roadside clover patch. They were instantly startled and the three smallest bunnies ran out into the road. I'll never get that image out my mind, their terror stricken eyes and their little mouths still full of clover. The dust from the Mercedes turned two of them brown. The third one was covered in black particulate, obviously from the noxious fumes spilling from the death machine racing down the road in front of me. I swerved my car, oh God I SWERVED MY CAR! But...but it was too late....my Golf had killed the Rabbits (pun intended). My wheels left the tarmac, and as my car started to spin I could see pieces of my car, bits of clover, and chunks of rabbit flying all around. When I finally came to a stop the Mercedes was long gone. Sniff...who's going to tell that mommy bunny that her kids won't be home tonight? WHO??!!".
Witnesses to the atrocity describe the perpetrating vehicle as a late model Mercedes Benz SLK, most likely the AMG 55 model. One witness reported that the cars specialized liscence plate read "DED BUNI". The driver of the car is still unknown, but it is registered to one Grommit3528. Mr. Grommit is still at large, considered armed (with a key FOB), and may be extremely dangerous. Police caution against any interaction, and urge anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to report immediately to local authorities. A special computer forensics team has already begun the task of scouring related Internet forums for possible clues. Tune in again as we will offer frequent updates to this hair raising story.

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That's the one!

Hey Roxanne,

Fantastic reply!
That is the very same Golf in the YouTube video!!! Complete with dangly purple plastic b******s! it could have even been the same driver. It probably even looks the same now after having the container dropped on it.:surprise:

I love your piece on the bunny killer:grin: it made me laugh out loud! Your not a comedy writer are you? that could have been a Monty Python sketch.

Yeah I did think about being hunted down as a witness after "confessing" on here but at the end of the day my statement would be exactly as I'd written it here. The truth is he probably had a dash cam so if the police were involved they'll come knocking on my door soon enough. And any evidence from that would actually be in my favour. My conscience is clear now that I wasn't actually involved in the accident he had. My only regret is that I didn't turn around to go and help someone in trouble. And if I could relive that moment I think I would have done.
 
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