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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 6:03 pm 
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Taxi lands on Jeep in Long Eaton after 'swerving to avoid cat'

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A taxi and a cat had a lucky escape after a driver swerved to avoid the animal and landed on top of a parked car, police said.

Derbyshire Police were called to the scene at Shakespeare Street, Long Eaton, at about 03:55 BST on Monday.

On Twitter Erewash Response Unit said the taxi driver avoided hitting the cat but ended up "parking on top of a Jeep".

Nobody was injured and the drivers swapped details, the force said.

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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 7:42 pm 
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Had it been me it would have been a flat cat.


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Knowing what upset cat owners are like I think he took the right option :shock:

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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 10:50 am 
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edders23 wrote:
Knowing what upset cat owners are like I think he took the right option :shock:


Better a flat cat than a dead driver or passenger.


"Can I emergency stop for an animal?

You can stop for an animal, providing you don’t cause danger to any other motorists.

If you swerve into oncoming traffic to avoid hitting a small animal and cause an accident you’ll be liable.

This applies to emergency stopping. The main rule is not to put other motorists in danger. So if you emergency stop and the car behind runs into you, you may be liable.

However it could be argued that they may have been an improper distance away from you. It does all depend on the scenario. Generally though if you’re putting another motorist in danger, don’t emergency stop.
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I have had two major incidents involving cats over the last 30 years both of which had serious consequences despite the fact there was nothing I could have done !

I still have the nightmares today not due to the death of the animal but due to the consequences that followed

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