The following are excerpts from a Toronto insurance company's records of drivers' descriptions of their experiences:
1. Coming home, I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I don't have.
2. The other car collided with mine without giving warning of its intentions.
3. I thought my window was down, but I found it was up when I put my hand through it.
4. I collided with a stationary truck coming the other way.
5. A truck backed through my windshield into my wife's face.
6. A pedestrian hit me and went under my car.
7. The guy was all over the road. I had to swerve a numberof times before I hit him.
8. I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law, and headed over the embankment.
9. In my attempt to kill a fly, I drove into a telephone pole.
10. I had been shopping for plants all day and was on my way home. As I reached an intersection, a hedge sprang up obscuring my vision. I did not see the other car.
11. I had been driving my car for forty years when I fell asleep at the wheel and had the accident.
12. I was on my way to the doctor's with rear end trouble when my universal joint gave way, causing me to have an accident.
13. 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.
14. To avoid hitting the front bumper of the car in front, I struck the pedestrian.
15. My car was legally parked as it backed into the other vehicle.
16. An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my vehicle and vanished.
17. I told the police that I was not injured, but on removing my hat, I found that I had a fractured skull.
18. I was sure that the old fellow would never make it to the other side of the roadway when I struck him.
19. The pedestrian had no idea which direction to go, so Iran over him.
20. I saw the slow moving, sad-faced old gentleman as he bounced off the hood of my car.