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The dangers of poorly repaired cars

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Motoring experts are warning that cars that have been poorly repaired following accidents can be significantly more dangerous if they are involved in another crash.

In crash tests for the Thatcham insurance research centre, a badly welded door frame gave way, causing 70% more damage than expected for an unrepaired car, leaving its occupants at much greater risk of being killed.

The BBC's Tom Symonds witnessed the crash test.

Jason Moseley from the Thatcham Research Centre and Quentin Wilson, Motoring journalist, contributed to this report.

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