Strange and unusual accidents and damages

Online and social media platforms as well as reality television shows are filled with videos of freak accidents that resemble scenes from Hollywood horror movies. Strange and unusual accidents can occur to anyone at any moment, and can involve damages to cars, houses and other types of property.


In the world of insurance, there are often also some strange stories which result in accidents and damages which people have to claim for. FA News reports one incident where a squirrel crashed through the windshield of a driver’s car and landed on the passenger seat, resulting in an accident. Other bizarre incidents included an accident caused by an unknown furry object (which turned out to be a cat) at the driver’s feet, and an unattended car, rolling 20 meters down a mountain and getting stuck in a tree.


These type of accidents might sound strange, and even funny, but when you are the victim of similar incidents without comprehensive insurance cover, all humour is lost. That is why it is important to have adequate insurance that will cover you should any of these strange damages happen.


The same thing applies to household insurance claims.* says not all insurance policies cover you for household damages such as damages caused by power surges and dips. Comparing cover from a range of household insurance providers could help you in getting the best cover for your needs, and also help you save money. At least 8 out of 10 customers have saved an average of R348 per month* on their car and home insurance by comparing different providers through before they switch or buy.


According to Derek Wilson, Head of the online comparison website,, “You need to make sure you are insured for accidents and unexpected claimable damages to your property. If you have doubts about your insurer’s provision, contact them and see what exactly you are covered for. If your monthly premium seems too high, go to and see what other insurers are willing to offer you. Because you’ll never know if you’re paying too much, unless you compare.” Hippo will help put you directly in touch with one of the 14 different car insurance providers on their panel, with no commission charged by Hippo.


Established in 2007, is South Africa’s leading comparison website that helps consumers save money by comparing a range of SA providers across financial products such as car insurance, home insurance, life insurance, medical and more. Hippo is free to use and saves consumers the time and hassle of shopping around for the best deal since the website instantly retrieves real-time quotes from the different providers using the latest Internet technology. At least 8 out of 10 people could save an average of R427** per month on their car insurance. makes money by simply charging its partners a fee when a customer chooses to find out more about their products. The results consumers see, and the order in which they are presented, is in no way influenced by the fee charges its partners or any other factors other than the price of the product being compared. 


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