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Drivers claim for all creatures great and small

Article by Simon Christopher
Posted: 29/10/2010 - Last updated: -
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A car insurer has published some of the stranger motor insurance claims it has received in recent years, including a camel, a squirrel and a naked human.

The camel was being walked by its owner through a garden centre park (as you do) and kicked the car, while the squirrel threw a nut at a windscreen, shattering it. And the unclad human jumped on to the bonnet and then the car roof before running away.

That's not the only human distraction though: one claimant was rear-ended by a driver distracted by four female pedestrians wearing mini-skirts.

Some drivers don't need other people to distract them though: one person managed to mix up a jerry can full of petrol and a bottle of shampoo, putting the latter into the tank.

And other drivers suffer problems through a bizarre range of objects. One crashed after skidding on liquid that had seeped out of a pile of decomposing carrots dumped by the roadside. And another driver saw their windscreen melt after a Harrier jump-jet crashed nearby.

The claims were collected by and originally published by MSN Money.

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