Friday, February 10, 2006


Icy squirrels menace roads

`British motorists made claims last year for everything from a frozen squirrel crashing through a car windscreen to a cow jumping on a quad bike.

Freak accidents involving animals topped the list of odd excuses for motor insurance claims, with food-related mishaps in second place.

In one unfortunate incident, a driver claimed he was unable to slow down because a potato was wedged under the brake, while another blamed a flying, frozen kebab for damage. [..]

“We can hardly tell drivers to beware of flying kebabs and frozen squirrels when they’re on the roads.”‘

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