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When drivers explain their auto accidents, they can come up with some amazing explanations. Ann Landers gave these humorous examples from insurance reports provided to one insurance company.

  • “A pedestrian hit me and went under my car.”


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


  • “The accident occurred when I was attempting to bring my car out of a skid by steering 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.”


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


  • "An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my vehicle and vanished.”


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

The excuses we offer ourselves to avoid wrestling with life's big questions can sound just as deficient.