Μια BMW Σειρά 3 άρπαξε φωτιά στην Εύβοια στις 22 Μαΐου 2021.
Το βαυαρικό sedan καταστράφηκε ολοσχερώς, ωστόσο, ευτυχώς, δεν τραυματίστηκε κάποιος από την τετραμελή οικογένεια σοβαρά (ένα ανδρόγυνο με 2 ανήλικα παιδιά).
To whom it may concern,
I am writing to you as I would like to announce you a car incident that me and my family were involved. This incident took place in Agios Georgios, Avlonari, Evoia, Greece in 22/5/2021.
That date, I was driving the car, a 2008 petrol BMW 316i belonged to my father-in-law , with my wife and my two daughters, four and two years old. The car had a regular maintenance and I was never observed something funny about its behavior. I am an experienced driver (I΄ve been driving for twenty years) and I had driven this many times before.
We were out for a car ride in the countryside. On return to home, I realized that the car was losing its power. I accurately remember that while having the 2nd gear, the engine speed couldn't go more than 3500rpm. I changed into the 1st gear in order to see what's going wrong with the car. However, the car lost almost all of its power. At the same time, the car showed the "engine problem" sign. I stopped the car immediately, trying to call my father-in-law in order to refer the problem. Unfortunately, I didn't manage to call him as I realized a white smoke coming from the engine. My family got off the car instantly and ran away from it as they were shocked, while the smoke became black.
I called to the Fire department immediately while trying to extinguish the fire that started in the front of the car. It is noticeable that, until the firemen operation, almost 15 fire extinguishers were used for the fire, most of them 12kg dry powder, but the complete disaster of the car was inevitable.
Thankfully, the firemen were able to extinguish the fire; not only in the car, but also in the forest (An area of approximately 20m2 was burnt). This is the reason why I, as a driver, and my father-in-law, as the owner, are involved for a case of arson by negligence.
The main points of that incident were the psychological as well as the financial problem occurring from this.
As for the psychological area, my family and I were very stressed during and after this incident. Especially during the fire, the rest of our family were worried about the condition of our health (especially for the kids) as they couldn't hear news, as well as , at the same time, my wife was worried about me as I was very close to the fire and she was afraid of a possible explosion of the car.
As a conclusion, I could refer that all my family are safe and sound and we avoided the worst (Injuries- fire in the forest).
As It is acceptable that BMW is one of the largest and famous automobile manufacturers, I would like you to examine the potential for 'compensation' to my father-in-law regarding this incident.