The fact that the bumper is badly dented points to front end collision (confirmed by the body filler in the bonnet), which in this case had placed slight corrugations in the flitch panel –these were easily beaten out. The collision has to be fairly substantial for this damage to happen. Don't confuse this still light crash damage with the damage which results from a really heavy front-end shunt. The latter will destroy Elie front-end panelwork and bend the suspension beams. The car to avoid most of all is the one with new panelwork.and bent beams – not always too easy to spot!