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post #1 of 11 Old 06-12-2010, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Terrifying....

So today... I got in a wreck. It's my first one EVER. and it was absolutely terrifying. I'm 16 and I was driving our dodge down to town with a flatbed trailer on the back. And I went around this really sharp, blind corner, and this other guy came around the other side at that exact moment... So I braked hard and swerved into the gutter, but I really didn't have anywhere to go because there is a hill side there. And it was so fast... Anyway, so when I saw them, the guy driving wasn't even looking. Now this is on a windy, gravel road that's barely wide enough to pass on in some places. He was looking down, and his wife and 3 kids were NOT buckled up. Then he looked up and swerved, and his truck missed me... barely. The trailer he was pulling, however, did not. It hit the front of my truck (MY FAVE ONE, dammit!) and his tire caught mine. It pulled me with him for a second, then we came unhooked. I slowly let go of the wheel... And when I tried to open my door it wouldn't. So I had to crawl out the passenger side. He comes up and starts cussing, asked if I'm alright. I say yes. Then I looked at the damage. The tire rods? Broken. Axel? destroyed. because I was steering away when his tire caught mine, it ripped it out. Shocks? Nonexistent. headlights? Gone. His truck? Nada. his trailer? flat tire. THAT'S IT. Oh, and steering fluid is literally running out over the road. My tire tracks are as far over as they can get, his are in the middle of the road, AFTER he swerved away. Then him and the rest of his idiot friends, with their idiot boss, move everything. The cops finally come and say it's both of our faults. WHAT?! he was going at least 45, I was going 25. I was on my side, well, he was in the middle. Bull ****. but what do you say? god I'm so pissed. and I'm still shaking. after a trip to the er for xrays, and a long miserable day coming off the adrenaline and then freaking out and crying when the stress dam came down... Now I have to type up a report and tell the cops about it tomorrow. Can't wait. I'm still shaking and I can't seem to calm down. Every time I think about it, I cry, and now I'm scared of that corner. But it's not his fault, goddammit.

Sorry, just had to vent. The stupidity of he and his counterparts goes on, but I will just get angrier if I tell it. Maybe later, after I finish the **** report and take a hot shower....


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post #2 of 11 Old 06-12-2010, 09:11 PM
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...sorry... :(

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post #3 of 11 Old 06-12-2010, 09:20 PM
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What a crap day....I totally get it. Been there, done that. Did the cops charge you for the accident out of curiosity? IE. were tickets issued?
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post #4 of 11 Old 06-12-2010, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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No, they should have gotten tickets because they moved everything and left the scene, but he didn't say anything. I'm gonna bring it up tomorrow though, no way are they getting off that easy.


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post #5 of 11 Old 06-12-2010, 10:39 PM
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Isn't it a crime to leave the scene of an accident? It would've been here, I'm 99% sure on that one.
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post #6 of 11 Old 06-12-2010, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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yeah, it SHOULD have been but the cops in this little rural community are DUMB and nothing is happening. i'm gonna make something happen tho. they are NOT getting off with totalling MY truck.


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post #7 of 11 Old 06-13-2010, 01:41 AM
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Oh my, I'm so sorry! I seriously hope the blame falls into the right hands here. I was once given blame for a small accident I was in, during which the other driver was driving on the wrong side of the road. It ended up costing me over $2000 and there is still damage to my car that I haven't been able to afford fixing. So, I definitely understand your frustration.
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post #8 of 11 Old 06-13-2010, 01:38 PM
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I'm sorry. Hope he gets what he deserves.

I'm still happy none got hurt.

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post #9 of 11 Old 06-13-2010, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys... we are sure that it was his fault and we are prepared to take him to civil court if we have to... I'm a minor, they moved things and took advantage of my ignorance of what to do following an accident... if they rule it was no fault, we're going to ask him to pay for half the damages to my truck. after all, they drove theirs away, it's not like they have any damages to pay for.


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post #10 of 11 Old 06-13-2010, 06:40 PM
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Please keep us updated on how things go - I'd like to hear how this turns out. I'm sorry that you had this kind of ruin you're week - as mentioned before, I completely understand. Chin up!
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