The following are copies of actual written statement collected form various auto insurance companies in Northern and Southern California. The drivers were instructed to give a brief statement on the particulars of the accident in their own words. <(*******************)> Coming home I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I don't have. The other car collided with mine without giving warning of its instructions. I thought my window was down but I found out it was up when I put my hand through it. I collided with a stationary truck coming the other way. A truck backed through my windshield into my wife's face. A pedestrian hit me and went under my car. The gut was all over the road. I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him. I was on my to the doctors with rear end trouble when my universal joint gave way causing me to have an accident. As I approached the intersection a stop sign suddenly appeared at a place where no stop sign had ever appeared before. I was unable to avoid the accident. I told police that I wasn't injured, but upon removing my hat I found that I had skull fracture. The other car attempted to cut in front of me so I, with my right bumper, removed his left front tail light. I had been learning to drive with power steering. I turned the wheel to what I thought was enough room and found my self in a different direction going the opposite way. I was thrown from my car as it left the road. I was later found in a ditch by some stray cows. I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother in law and headed over the embankment. The gentleman behind me struck me on the backside. He then went to rest in the bush with just his rear end showing. I had been shopping for plants all day and was on my way home. As I reached the intersection a hedge sprang up obscuring my vision. I did not see the other car. I had been driving my car for 40 years when I fell asleep at the wheel and had the accident. The accident occurred when I was attempting to bring my car out of a skid by steering it into the other vehicle. I was unable to stop in time and my car crashed into the other vehicle. The driver and passengers left immediately for a vacation with injuries. An invisible car came out of nowhere and struck my vehicle and vanished. I saw the slow moving, sad faced old man as he bounced off my car. The indirect cause of this accident was a little guy in a small car with a big mouth. I was backing my car out of the driveway in the usual manner, when it was struck by the other car in the same place it had been struck several times before. In my attempt to kill a fly I drove into a telephone pole. I thought I could squeeze between two trucks when my car became squashed. My car was legally parked as it backed into the other vehicle. The pedestrian had no idea to go so I ran over him. 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 of me I struck the pedestrian. I was sure the old fellow would make it to the other side of the road when I struck him. When I saw I could not avoid the collision, I stepped on the gas and crashed into the other car. I was taking my canary to the hospital. It got loose in the car and flew out the window. The next thing was his rear end and there was a crash. <(*************************)> And you wonder why it takes weeks, sometimes months to receive restitution from automobile insurance companies? It takes them that long to decipher what their clients are trying to tell them.