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Bad Year Continues .. 159 hurt again !!

Had a second of concentration lapse, and my 159 slammed into the central island on a residential road, at 15-20 mph.

The result, is frontal damage, driver side, where the bumper seems to have cracked underneath. Also, the bottom guard is broken into pieces. The air filter housing completely smashed so much so that the air filter was almost on the ground.

Tyre completely shredded, alloy may have survived, wheel arches shredded, and there's a metal section behind the wheel arch that's bent.

Vehicle is leaking oil from underneath, around the air filter housing area.

So, the vehicle is waiting for the Accident Repair Centre guys (as I've raised an insurance claim) to come and take the car.

So, any thoughts around what could be the possible damages that I may be looking at. I've listed the items that were visible but I'm more worried about the oil leak & other items that may not be visible.

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The oil cooler pipes are in that corner too. The conection between the rubber hose and the steel pipes that run around to the back of the engine are just behind the bumper next to the air filter. You can just see one of the two in your second photo.
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Ok, time for an update on this, as my car is still at the garage after 6-7 weeks..
I claimed insurance through Aviva & they put me on to one of their approved garages 'UK Select' in Cheltenham. These guys picked up my car on the 17th Jul (dropped a Colt as a courtesy ), and since then the car's been with them. What are they fixing? here's the list that I could make out from my conversation with them.

1. Air Filter housing + New Air Filter
2. Intercooler Pipes/hoses, with coolant
3. New front bumper, fully sprayed & fitted
4. New Alloy Wheel + Tyre
5. Sump gaurd, or something + some special bolts that they had to order from Italy
6. Wheel arch liner
7. Latest: New Steering rack as the car's failed tracking

And a few more bits & pieces. The garage claim that this is a very complex job and hence the delay, also, had to order parts from Italy, so, more delay.

Due to the latest discovery of the steering rack issue, it seems like they're not going to have the car ready this week too

I'm tired of driving around the pathetic colt..
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