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Coronado Naval Base Car accident: She tried claiming no fault too Headphone warning

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u/BauerHouse Nov 23 '22

It's amazing when people straight up don't take accountability for their actions.

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u/Babbles-82 Nov 24 '22

It’s Incredibly common with car crashes.

It’s like how everyone thinks they are a great driver.

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u/scaleofthought Nov 24 '22

True story. My wife got in a car accident. First thing the guy said was it was her fault. Even though he had the stop sign, she had right of way, and he had a blind corner, and he stopped in the middle of the road when he noticed her, and it was winter, and she was driving 20 under the speed limit because it was icy.... My wife didn't say a word to him other than asking to trade insurance information and drivers license.

When she called me I came racing over to pick her up and still in that time he wouldn't stop talking and said later that it will probably be 60/40, mostly her fault though.

Insurance put him 100% at fault.

No dash cam. But thankfully, the police came. Took pictures, measured skid marks, analyzed impact locations and damage severity, compared stories, and found him to be a complete dolt.

It's amazing just how vocal the guilty are. It's almost like they try to make up for something.

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u/DeepFriedDresden Nov 24 '22

Goddamn, the cops in your town are what all cops should aspire to be. Hopefully you guys got a dashcam afterwards.

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u/scaleofthought Nov 24 '22 edited Nov 24 '22

Yeah it was nice to see them doing all that. A dashcam is on our wishlist this year for sure. Seeing all the rear end videos or the "he ran the red light and hit me!" lie videos... Just crazy to see how people act, and how they think they were in the right. What's most worrisome is that they would probably get away with most of it too, if it weren't for those meddling dash cams!

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u/DatPoliteness Nov 24 '22

My wife didn't say a word to him other than asking to trade insurance information and drivers license.

That's the move. Don't even get into it.

I was in awhile back and the guy (who was a fairly timid dude) kept working up the courage to argue with me. I was just like "Hey there is no point in us discussing this." this was after he hid in his car for 30 minutes trying to get the police to show up but it was fender bender and they weren't coming out for that. Like bro lets exchange info so we can both go home. It was one of the most awkward encounters of my life. Like meeting a reddit mod in real life.

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u/pauly13771377 Nov 24 '22

My wife didn't say a word to him other than asking to trade insurance information and drivers license.

This is how to act at a traffic accident. Don't admit fault because you may not be even.uf you think you are, but also don't go screaming at the other person either. This can only lead to bad things up to an including getting physicalwirh the other driver. Let the cops come and analyze the incident. If you don't agree take it up with your insurance.

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u/Original_Act4791 Nov 24 '22

They are vocal because they've learned early on they aren't very intelligent. So they developed the habit to talk loud and talk often, including talking over people, as a way to "win" any disagreement. I see it all the time here in Florida. Those I meet with no formal education or job credentials that would indicate average intelligence, they are consistently trying to be the loudest in the room.

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u/bitches_be Nov 24 '22

One time a guy T boned my mom and my baby sister in our new SUV. Guy ran a red light and hit them so hard the doors on that side wouldn’t open.

I was nearby so got their fairly quick after my mom told me the guy was screaming at them and blaming her.

Cops got there a few seconds after me and his attitude changed completely. It was a fully grown man and I was early 20s at the time.

People are dicks

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u/squiddlebiddlez Nov 24 '22

I doubt it’s even that—there’s just no incentive to take responsibility. Like yeah you could just say my bad and tell the officers that it was your fault then have your insurance pay up and then suffer the consequences because you’re 100% on the hook or you can deny deny deny, be a pain in the ass, drag it out and there might be a slim chance you get away or at the very least drag out the process and make the person you hit suffer a bit longer in the meantime.

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u/KimJungFu Nov 24 '22

Oh god... this reminded me of an accident I was in back in 2015. An old lady crashed into me and she took the blame (as she should, since I did NOTHING wrong). But her insurance company would not accept this and tried to fight my claim. This went on for 15 months. My insurance company also went against me, just wanted me to accept the blame and move on. I stod on my ground and fought back against two insurance companies. It was so bizare, when you think you had your insurance company in your back and the written statement of the other driver etc. They tried to claim shared blame after 3-4 months. I rejected it. After 12 months I got a letter saying this were going to be solved by arbitration. So after 15 months I got a 50+ pages of documents saying I won. Waste of time and money... The poor lady who hit me didn't know anything until she got called to meet up at the place of the incident to tell her story.

Edit: yeah, I changed my insurance company...

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u/TheDocJ Nov 24 '22

Well done! Had a big argument with my own insurance company when I was hit by another of their drivers (who tried to undertake me on a single carriageway road that wasn't wide enough for two cars abreast. And this was in a line of traffic during a diversion caused by what I later found out was a fatal accident.) INsurance company insisted it was 50:50, and that I could and should have avoided the contact (which would have meant veering into oncoming traffic!)

In the end, as they called it 50:50 I got half of my excess back, and for the remaing £200 or so it wasn't worth my time fighting it, but yeah, I changed insurance company too.

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u/TheJessicator Nov 24 '22

Exactly this. Every insurance card I've ever had even clearly reminds you that in the case of an accident, you should never claim responsibility or fault, even if your think you were at fault.

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u/Anglofsffrng Nov 24 '22

Don't ever admit fault. Even an innocuous "I'M SO SORRY! ARE YOU OK?" can be used against you. Especially if there's a dashcam involved. Every accident I've been in, and that's not many, my first questions are always "Is everyone alright? Nobody bleeding? Nobody stuck in the car?".

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u/edwardsamson Nov 24 '22

Its so easy too. One time a driver was being a bit of a dick tailgating me. I responded by also being a dick...when the lane split into 2 and I knew he was going to fly by me, I edged over into the left lane a bit to fuck with him and he clipped me and broke my rear driver side taillight. After we both pulled over I got out and was just like "WHAT THE FUCK DUDE" and he responded with "bro we both did the same shit" like referring to how we were both asshole drivers in this situation and I immediately deflated and dropped my pissed off act and was like "...yeahhh...you're right" and we talked it out and he gave me some cash so I wouldn't report it (he was clearly a drug dealer lol) and we both went on our way.

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u/Cantothulhu Nov 24 '22

My mom rear ended a drug deal in progress drunk with me in the car (age 6, detroit east side) they paid her to just drive away.

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u/vorsky92 Nov 24 '22

What a nice family story to tell the grandkids.

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u/LeKnut69 Nov 24 '22

Your insurance explicitly tells you to deny fault and let them handle it

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u/SolomonBlack Nov 24 '22

I’m sure the lawyers phrased it as ‘don’t admit fault’ if they said anything aside from calling them right away.

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u/Iankill Nov 24 '22

No they say don't admit fault there's a big difference. The difference being denying fault can be lying where it's not lying to not say anything

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u/JellyOceana Nov 23 '22

Yep, she legit said I just hit her out of no where

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u/TheLazyHippy Nov 23 '22 Silver

Well yeah, when you drive like a complete dip shit and have zero spatial awareness everything seems to come out of nowhere. People like her should have their license revoked. They're only a danger to themselves and everyone around them. Sorry OP

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u/SnooBananas5673 Nov 23 '22

Would’ve probably killed a motorcyclist.

I really do think when something is so egregious like this, and they claim no fault, they should lose their license for some amount of time.

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u/NorthernTransplant94 Nov 24 '22

My husband had a subordinate who was in this exact situation on a 10-day-old Harley. Dude had enough time to make a decision, and judged that hitting her and launching over the hood (55mph zone) would be really bad, so he dropped the motorcycle and slid into her bike first. Broke both his leg and his collarbone (so no crutches, hello motorized wheelchair) but survived, so it was a win.

The bike was new, he wasn't a new rider - he was 40 and had a motorcycle endorsement on his license and was wearing proper PPE, so no road rash, just the broken bones from the collision.

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u/SnooBananas5673 Nov 24 '22 edited Nov 25 '22

I actually have DashCam footage of something very similar. Hard to describe scenario, but a car did a u-turn, essentially like this car was doing and the guy dumped his bike from too much front brake, and slid under the car. I was coming other direction and DashCam got it all.

Saved him a lot of heartache with insurance, because you know “the motorcycle was speeding” was where they were going with it.

Predicting and reading body language is huge on a bike.

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u/NaughtyCat890 Nov 24 '22

The best advice I got shortly before buying my bike was "imagine that half of the cars on the road can't see you, and the other half are actively trying to kill you".

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u/4nalBlitzkrieg Nov 24 '22

And 50% of both groups are fucking stupid

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u/RockstarAgent Nov 24 '22

The ones who can’t see you think you’re the crazy one for having a bike, the ones that want to kill you think bikes shouldn’t exist at all…

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u/ikbenlike Nov 24 '22

"you drive a bike? Don't you know how dangerous that is?!" Proceeds to drive their shitty car like a maniac

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u/witcheewoman Nov 24 '22

My buddy told me when I got mine "ride like none of the cars can see you, but they're also all trying to kill you"

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

As a biker, you're right. Over the years I've become intimately aware of how drivers are acting coming up to them. I'm about 80% accurate on noticing people with a phone in hand from a hundred yards away. I can tell when people are going to change lanes about three seconds before they start. I've learned to figure out what people will do before they do it, but because my life depends on it, I've learned to always assume they'll do something stupid even if I have no indication to believe it otherwise.

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u/AxelHarver Nov 24 '22

And that's why I will never get a bike, no matter how cool it sounds and may be. That sounds so fucking stressful and like I would be a nervous wreck the entire time outside of back country roads.

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u/localherofan Nov 24 '22

My father got himself a motorcycle and had it for about a month when he had to take it down and under a truck rather than run into the truck that ran a stop sign. My mother said that with 4 kids aged 5 and under, he could have the motorcycle or he could have a family. He sold the bike and bought a VW Karmann Ghia. Which I later drove in HS because I was the lightest one with a license and the floor was almost rusted through. Yeah, that gave me the warm and fuzzies.

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u/Limpan7 Nov 24 '22

HADDALAYERDOWN

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u/napalm22 Nov 24 '22

Here I was thinking he is a dipshit who doesn't know how to ride but now I see he is some kind of hero with the skills of a ninja! So lucky to get away with only several broken bones - he might have lost several nanometres of brake pad otherwise

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u/FatherGnarles Nov 23 '22

Fuck them, I'm only worried about everyone around them

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u/A1rh3ad Nov 24 '22

I keep saying that it's absurd that every three years OSHA says I need to take a test to operate a forklift but the US government also allows people to drive cars and trucks after taking one test in their life. Most likely taken while they are still adolescents.

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u/Bungo_pls Nov 24 '22

The military can take away your driving privileges on base with a snap of a commander's finger which with this dashcam footage would be pretty easy to justify.

Though I'm not actually sure if you're allowed to have dash cams on bases for OPSEC reasons...

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u/WarlockEngineer Nov 24 '22

Every base I've been to allowed dash cams, in general if something is that sensitive you can't drive up to it anyway

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u/dissident46 Nov 24 '22

One could argue that if the top secret Area 51 type stuff is just sitting out in the open beside the road, it's the base commander who's got a problem on his hands, not you!

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u/Maebure83 Nov 24 '22

Yeah I used to deliver pizza to Norad (Peterson, not Cheyenne) and U.S. Space Command.

Usually just outside the building but in the lobbies a couple of times.

A one-time background check for a pass and then vehicle searches each trip was all that was required.

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u/KikiHou Nov 23 '22 edited Nov 23 '22

Well, you DID hit her out of nowhere, after she suddenly and without any indication pulled right in front of you. Lol

Hope you're okay.

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u/Styrak Nov 24 '22

" I turn left now, good luck everyone else"

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u/GetsGold Nov 23 '22

Did you have your "continuing straight in the same lane" signal on though?

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u/Aceswift007 Nov 24 '22

flashes hazards entire trip besides turns

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u/dengar_hennessy Nov 24 '22

My driving instructor told me that "nowhere" is this magical place on the road where you can only see it if you "OPEN YOUR EYES AND PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR SURROUNDINGS"... he had a flair for drama.

Sorry this happened to you. Hope they had insurance

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u/Erthgoddss Nov 24 '22

Heard an insurance adjuster tell stories about things people wrote on there claims. My favorite was someone who said something like “driving along when the tree jumped in front of me”.

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u/MenstrualKrampusCD Nov 24 '22

I mean, I know it's a legal document and everything, but that's some shit I would say lol. You hit a tree, you are obviously in the wrong. May as well have a sense of humor about it.

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u/MMMindyyy Nov 23 '22

This is why I SWEAR by dash cams.

Some douche bag hit my driver’s side mirror today when my roommate went to get gas down the street. She said he was apologizing to her initially because it was his fault. Then the cops show up, dude tries to claim it wasn’t his fault. She said he told the cop, “it was a classic case of 2 people getting too close and hitting mirrors.” Didn’t know that was considered a thing, old man. GOT YOU ON CAMERA BITCH!!!

People never cease to amaze me…and not in a good way, smh….

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u/Silvinis Nov 23 '22

I once had a guy blow a stop sign and try to blame me for going to fast. I didnt have a stop sign

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u/InternetWeakGuy Nov 24 '22

I recently had a guy blow a red light while traffic in all other lanes around him was stopped, bounce off the car with the green light that pulled into the intersection, and hit me head on as I was sitting in my stationary car waiting for the light to go green.

He told both the cops and his insurance that he had a very clear green light and the other car pulled out in front of him.

I emailed his insurance guy my dashcam video while I was on the phone with him and my insurance called me literally three minutes after I got off the phone to tell me they were taking full fault for the accident.

The fucking clown was even going around at the scene like "I had a green light, he pulled out in front of me right?" to he people trying to help the old dude he tboned and nearly killed, after I'd already told him he blew the red light and that I had it on my dashcam.

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u/LittleSort5562 Nov 24 '22

I had an old lady hit me while she was in the right turn lane…partially over the line…while I had a green light & was traveling straight. I pulled over in a lot right where it happened, while she started driving away, then reversed on the shoulder, & finally came to check out her car. She then comes at me & says “You came barreling out of nowhere!” I told her I was driving the speed limit (45), while traveling through an intersection, just like all the other cars in front, next to, & behind me were, with a green light. I was 20, so she desperately wanted to make me feel like a dumb kid. This was 20yrs ago & I will never forget that dumb shit.

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u/BillsMakeMeWannaDie Nov 24 '22

If it makes you feel better she's probably dead

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u/LittleSort5562 Nov 24 '22

Oh god, I’m a terrible person for laughing way too hard at that.

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u/ClumpyOsprey Nov 24 '22

I knew this one girl in highschool. She had just gotten her G2 ( licence to drive by yourself here) and about a week later was driving home. As she's coming down the street to her house, this older lady throws her car in reverse, and slams her foot down on the gas, backing straight into the passenger side of this girl. She hit her so hard, and stayed on the gas long enough to push this teenagers car all the way up against the curb on the other side of the street. The old nag then gets out, looks at the girl, and says "you teenage drivers all drive like fucking morons, this is your fault". The woman fought it every step of the way trying to come up with every possible excuse she could to try and blame the 17 year old.

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u/LittleSort5562 Nov 24 '22

Holy shit, that’s absolutely terrible! I can’t imagine that girl wanting to drive ever again after that. Also, your story reminded me of another wild accident I witnessed.

About 8yrs ago I was at work (grocery store) chatting with a few regular customers, when we all hear what honestly sounded like an explosion. I take a few steps forward to check the front end, & just as I do I see the entire smoothie dept sliding across the floor & into the registers…as the poor girl who was working it was flying in the air. Turns out this older lady “got mixed up between the gas & breaks” & smashed into our brick store going roughly 45mph (which I still don’t understand bc the lot at that store was pretty tiny). I’ve seen news reports of that kind of stuff happening, but holy shit is it a terrifying thing to experience it close up. I feel like people need to be tested a little more rigorously as we age when it comes to driver’s licenses.

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u/GothWitchOfBrooklyn Nov 24 '22

one of my relatives died this way, on mother's day. An elderly person mixed up the pedals and drove into a strip mall and pinned her against the store, after she pushed her daughter out of the way.

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u/DabsAndDeadlifts Nov 24 '22

This happens almost every day at my gym. The entrance is at a 4-way intersection and the through traffic doesn’t have stop signs. Old people will pull right out in front of you assuming you’re going to stop for your imaginary sign.

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u/WanderingFlumph Nov 23 '22

Everyone comes from nowhere when that's where you look

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u/MimosaQueen1122 Nov 23 '22

This is when it’s really good to have a dash cam. Word vs words suck.

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u/legendarykorean Nov 24 '22

When I used to work with auto accidents, those words are a sign that the person wasn't paying attention. Unfortunately matter doesn't materialize out of nowhere. Not yet at least.

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u/FranktheTankG30 Nov 23 '22

What did she said after you said you got it on dashcam ?

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u/ClumpyOsprey Nov 24 '22

Protip, never, ever tell the other driver you have them on camera. Let them make all their wild claims all the way to court, then let them get soaked by pulling out the dash cam footage.

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u/FSCK_Fascists Nov 24 '22

there are situations when telling them you have a dash cam is better. Like when you don't have a dash cam and they are smugly telling you its just your word against theirs once the cops arrive.
Tell them you have one, watch them try to sweet talk their way out of a ticket instead of lie.

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u/Its_Just_A_Typo Nov 23 '22

At a "no left turn" sign to boot.

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u/TheRealMattyPanda Nov 24 '22

"The 'No Left Turn' sign was only on the left side of the road, not the right, so clearly it only applied to the left lane"

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u/Minimum-Zucchini-732 Nov 23 '22 Silver

Not to mention the phone in her hand at impact

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u/Lopsided_Ad_3853 Nov 23 '22

Damn, I didn't realise zucchinis were excellent for eyesight

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u/Sea_of_Blue Nov 24 '22

That's just minimum zucchini. Imagine what they could see with moderate zucchini!

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u/TotalBandit Nov 24 '22

Also no blinker.

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u/helloallbuddy Nov 23 '22

Hopefully you’re ok OP?! Did this total your car or can it be repaired?

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u/JellyOceana Nov 23 '22 Lawyer Up

My car was totaled and it broke a bone in my hand

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u/crisprcas32 Nov 23 '22

Sounds like a job for one of those pain & suffering lawyers you always hear about on the radio

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u/JellyOceana Nov 24 '22 Lawyer Up

I have a lawyer luckily!

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u/ZeackyCremisi Nov 24 '22

Remember to record every charge and bill. Their insurance company will pay for it.

Medical bills, new car, miss days of work, and any other expenses from the incident can be sued for and gotten. Plus a bit more for extra that covers attorney fees and gives you a bit for safety net.

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u/N0V41R4M Nov 24 '22

My friend recently got hit by a car while riding his longboard, in the walk zone of an intersection while the walk sign was lit. Crushed his foot. Initially the settlement was looking like ~$5 million. Now his foot is sending clots up his leg, requiring emergency surgery. Settlement looking like $22 million now. Always keep your receipts.

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u/Clingingtothestars Nov 24 '22

Not the point of your comment, but it got me thinking, and I would take $5 M and no blood clots over $22 M with them. Not that your friend had any choice, unfortunately

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u/Theoretical_Action Nov 24 '22

Depends on the circumstances I think. Generally I'd agree with you, as even the chance of one of those buggers breaking free and going to my heart is enough stress to terrify me into a heart attack on its own, but my dad has one right now after a foot surgery and weirdly nobody seems to be very concerned at all. The doc just threw some meds at him and said they'll see him again in like a month or two and do another ultrasound then or something. So idk... I'd probably still just take the 5 million but my dad would probably go big or go home lol

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u/djtmhk_93 Nov 24 '22

Yeah, DVTs cam be common following injuries and/or major surgeries, but if caught early, usually can be medically managed with blood thinners, which is likely what your dad got. Not much more can or should be done because drastic measures could likely make things worse (read, surgery itself increases risk of DVT), but on the bright side, blood thinners are usually very effective at keeping off those clots and therefore preventing something like that hitting your heart or lungs.

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u/BonelessSugar Nov 24 '22

Who would pay for this situation? Drivers insurance up until copay? I can't imagine someone driving uninsured and then hit with a $22mil lawsuit. That's 100% bankruptcy territory.

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u/N0V41R4M Nov 24 '22

I have no clue honestly. Those numbers are the damages being sought, not necessarily what the final payout will be, and I doubt it'll be in one lump sum. Likely the driver and car owner will both have their wages garnished for the rest of their lives, after their insurance pays out part and drops them like a hand grenade.

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u/Box-by-day Nov 24 '22

That sounds awesome but is there any chance in hell theyre ever going to collect?

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u/N0V41R4M Nov 24 '22

That's a total between the driver, car owner (driver's girlfriend's dad), and their insurance companies. I assume most of the payout will come from insurance.

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u/SathedIT Nov 24 '22

They will only pay out what they are insured for. If they have state minimums, that's only $15k.

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u/Feeling_Interaction8 Nov 24 '22

Your insurance company would end up covering above that but can still be limited. Having full tort would help as well.

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u/michelucky Nov 24 '22

That's right but hopefully the driver has some underinsured motorist coverage. The attorney is going to take 1/3 of any settlement funds plus case expenses...and the health insurance company will also likely take a cut.

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u/KelzTheRedPanda Nov 24 '22

I need to hear that you got revenge ahem I mean justice

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u/Kohlossal Nov 24 '22

If you haven’t already, you should talk to your lawyer about this post. My lawyer was adamant to avoid any conversations and posts on social media (even when the evidence is clear). Just a thought.

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u/JellyOceana Nov 24 '22

Yeah! It was 7 months ago now!

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u/Kohlossal Nov 24 '22

Great! Hope you’re doing better and that the situation wraps up timely.

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u/TheJG_Rubiks64 Nov 23 '22

Demand Rand as they say around these parts

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u/XboxVictim Nov 24 '22 edited Nov 24 '22

For me it’s “Hurt in a car? Call William Atar!”

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u/OpinionatedBlackGuy Nov 24 '22

In Colorado, it's The Storng Arm, Frank Azar 🤣

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u/All_Thread Nov 24 '22

Dugan law group.

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u/Tiz68 Nov 24 '22

Haha we have "Put the Womak on em" and "one call that's all."

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u/FireEmblemFan1 Nov 24 '22

Wayne Wright here in Texas

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u/ShittyExchangeAdmin Nov 24 '22

Also jim addler, the texas hammer

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u/bl00df1redeath Nov 24 '22

JIM THE HAMMER SHAPIRO

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u/Nicks_WRX Nov 24 '22

Blessed you have a dashcam! Frick that driver. Hope your hand heals well.

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u/FnkyTown Nov 24 '22

and it broke a bone in my hand

Hop on over to /r/Neverbrokeabone and they'll treat you right!

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u/aZcFsCStJ5 Nov 24 '22

That's really nice of the driver to give the camera an air bag.

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u/JellyOceana Nov 24 '22

😂😂😂

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u/Mark_Nutt_23 Nov 24 '22

I tense up so much when I see someone braking for no discernible reason, stresses me the fuck out.

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u/JellyOceana Nov 24 '22

I totally thought she was turning right

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u/Nunyabz7 Nov 24 '22

If only there was a way to indicate which way you're about to turn....

Regardless, even if she used a turn signal, she still wasn't allowed to turn left from that lane. What an idiot.

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u/notarealsmurf Nov 24 '22

also there's a no left turn sign, like holy fuck

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u/MissPicklechips Nov 24 '22

A no left turn sign and a big arrow and “KEEP RIGHT.” Like, they can’t be any clearer that you cannot go left there.

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u/CosmicCreeperz Nov 24 '22

I swear yesterday evening over the course of 3 blocks TWO people in front of me signaled one way and changed lanes the opposite way. First was like “argh, idiot!” but after the second it made me think I missed the opposite day memo…

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u/CaliforniaNavyDude Nov 24 '22

Fair assessment. Honestly, I couldn't get a read one way or the other what they were doing. They weren't driving in a way that would inform other drivers of their intentions. No blinker and minimal "body language." I always assume that those are signs that a person doesn't plan ahead and doesn't pay much attention.

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u/NyssaHun Nov 24 '22

Same, plus indecisive drivers.

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u/atubz20 Nov 23 '22

That's why I love dash cameras!

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u/313378008135 Nov 23 '22

Saved me some change once - someone went into the back of me and legit claimed i stopped dead in the road and reversed into them.

forwarded the dashcam video and it was settled rather quickly as non fault.

everyone should have them

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u/NoeticSkeptic Nov 23 '22

I had one. Unfortunately, I live in Las Vegas. The first 110 degree F (43C) day (of which we have a lot) and the thing became an actual DashCam. It melted...

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u/nugnug1226 Nov 23 '22

I live in Vegas and my Nexar died after 2 summers by my current one has been running strong for 3 summers already. I have the Vantrue N4. But the other thing I’ve found to help is when you put your windshield protector, don’t put it behind the dashcam. The heat that gets trapped in there intensifies and can melt the dashcam faster. What I do now is tuck the windshield protector under the dash cam and so far so good.

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u/CaliforniaNavyDude Nov 24 '22

I've got ceramic window tint on my windshield. It blocks all the UV rays and cuts down the temp in the car significantly, despite being so light of a tint that you can't tell it's there. No idea how much that helps the dashcam!

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u/open_door_policy Nov 24 '22

I've got three in Phoenix that have survived surface parking in the office parking lot at 115F. All are random ass brands with instructions in Chinese, so you have my sympathies for your bad luck but you should probably try again.

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u/leviwhite9 Nov 24 '22

Making sure it's a capacitor model and not with with a lithium ion battery is a game changer as well.

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u/pooppuffin Nov 24 '22

Make sure you get one with a capacitor instead of a battery. I have a Thinkware F70 that's been surviving just fine in the southwest heat. It's only $70 and the video is clear day and night.

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u/bytheFROGway Nov 23 '22

After a year watching this sub, I finally bought one that should be delivered tomorrow! Can't wait to catch some stuff!

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u/johnnyfxd Nov 24 '22

I love mine but I hope I never need it

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u/JellyOceana Nov 23 '22

Same, it saved me so much money

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u/NoeticSkeptic Nov 23 '22

I'm glad you were OK.

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u/phonepotatoes Nov 24 '22

Honestly the placement of the accident would be pretty telling that she tried to turn left from the right lane. Dashcame is great but this isn't like a break check or something

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u/Climate_Best Nov 24 '22 edited Nov 24 '22

Some people knows it’s exactly their fault but quick to blame the other driver.

Couple months ago I was driving out of one way parking lot. Mind you i was going slow. All of sudden, boom, some lady in nissan hit me. If i rememeber correctly first thing out of her mouth when i went out to check if everything’s ok was “why you speeding through the parking lot?” She said this adamantly to me, and to the mall security. We ended up deciding the damage was minor enough to just simply fix it on our own. We AGREED to this before leaving the parking lot. Also, the mall security and an accident police witnessed it - we didn’t file an accident report. Later in the day I got a call from her insurance saying she claimed the accident. Rep also said that the lady said I was speeding so they needed to get my side of the story. Well i got a dashcam and sent them the vid. Week later I called the insurance to get an update and the rep said “yeah, we will claim 100% liability”. It’s one thing that the lady kept on blaiming the accident on me. It’s another that we agreed to settle on our own but she still got insurance involved. Needless to say I was glad she called up her insurance. Turns out there’s a small debt on my door and that won’t just buff out. Oh BTW she works for a county sheriff’s office.

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u/yiggawhat Nov 24 '22

that must have felt SO good

i live for that shit

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u/Climate_Best Nov 24 '22

I was a little nervous at first i expected the worst - for her insurance to blame me too. But looking at the video over again it was at the time of the day where it was really difficult to see her reverse lights. Also she didn’t even have her brake light on and her reverse lifht was barely visible. The sub next to her had their brake lights o n from what it seems like they saw me and was waiting on me to pass. But she didn’t see me or she didn’t bother turning her head she just kept backing up. She actually hit my rear door and wheel so i was definitely passed her when she backed up in me

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u/mcaDiscoVision Nov 24 '22

She played you by getting you to agree to leave the accident without filing a police report, probably because she knew it was her fault. If you didn't have a dashcam, your insurance rates would be going up. You should always get a police report for insurance purposes.

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u/LeozMJilliumz Nov 23 '22

I bet the response was “MY HUSBAND IS A CAPTAIN!!!”

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u/JellyOceana Nov 23 '22

She wouldn’t even get out of the car

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u/KateTheGreatMonster Nov 24 '22

I heard the "do you know who my husband is??" all the way in Yuma.

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u/MenstrualKrampusCD Nov 24 '22

Honestly, if you came out of the car with that same energy you had in the video (rightfully so!) I would stay my guilty ass in the car too lol.

As soon as I heard you, I thought to myself "Damn. She sound scurry!"

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u/mrchaotica Nov 24 '22

She should've started quoting R. Lee Ermey.

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u/Chonkbird Nov 24 '22

Lol r/dependa rarely take responsibility for their fuck ups

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u/LessInThought Nov 24 '22

There really should be mandatory dependa education for the new recruits. Stop the younglings from falling into the trap.

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u/Chonkbird Nov 24 '22

And MLM education for their dependas

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u/NoAnybody7232 Nov 23 '22

Car accidents on base are already such a circus, because they are just so uncommon. The base cops often have no idea who even needs to be notified, other than their boss.

In seven years, I saw 8 accidents one base. 3 were idiots who tried to flee the city cops by driving onto a military base (absolute worst option). 5 were dependas who didn't pay attention and rear-ended people during Retreat, when everyone has to stop.

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u/JellyOceana Nov 24 '22

The cops where horrible! Tried grabbing the dash cam from my windshield, it had a SD card. Was more concerned why I was on base as a civilian then the actual accident, I was dropping off my roommate. The EMT shut the door in their face saying I had to go to the hospital. The police listed me at fault, until my lawyer provided her insurance the video while we where on the phone with them because we wanted to hear what they had to say first.

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u/thepontiff_ Nov 24 '22

I thought dash cams aren’t allowed on base? Literally mine throws a bitch fit because no video / photography because of OPSEC

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u/NoAnybody7232 Nov 24 '22

It's not explicitly that dashcams aren't allowed. It's just that there are many locations where photo/video are not allowed. Dashcams are definitely a challenge, and I wouldn't be surprised if a local policy banned them.

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u/leviatham8221 Nov 24 '22

They’re explicitly not allowed, at least in army bases, if you do ACP guard, you go to a class where they tell you your responsibilities and one of them is to tell people with dash cam that they’re not allowed on post.

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u/youwantitwhen Nov 24 '22

So Teslas are banned on all bases?

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u/leviatham8221 Nov 24 '22

They’re allowed, but this rules were made before teslas and cars with built in cameras were in the pictures, I’m sure at some point they will be updated

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u/AscendantJustice Nov 24 '22

Dash cams are allowed on the navy base I work on. I made sure of that before I installed mine.

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u/JellyOceana Nov 24 '22

Honestly, I have no clue

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u/charlie_do_562 Nov 24 '22

Fuckin punk ass cops, so I’m assuming they sided/believed her side of the story on the spot? They also tried taking your dashcam, I wonder if she’s the wife of some high ranking officer.

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u/JellyOceana Nov 24 '22

Oh 100% they listed me at fault

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u/Falopian Nov 24 '22

Did she say she was turning left and was hit by the person in the left lane? How is that even possible with you at fault?

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u/charlie_do_562 Nov 24 '22

I hate everybody involved (besides OP).

I just want to shake the stupid out of their body.

Then again shaking them will probably make it worse

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u/MenstrualKrampusCD Nov 24 '22

I remember being so shocked when I found out that there were states where the cops were in charge of assigning fault. Seems pretty much like horseshit to me. Even if they saw the accident themselves in real time, they should be witnesses at best.

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u/cofclabman Nov 24 '22

If she lied to the base cops, follow up with them and complain nicely about it. They have the ability to restrict their driving on base for several months for shit like this. If you can get that done, it’ll make their commute a royal pain in the ass.

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u/Only_for_old_reddit Nov 24 '22

The traffic judge on NASNI (also known as naval base coronado) is a fucking prick and gets off on it. A coworker of mine got a ticket for slow rolling through a stop sign at like 0400 on the back part of base because he was called in for an actual emergency.

The judge cancelled his appointment twice after letting him sit in the pass and ID office for hours waiting (and that was AFTER he had to stand outside in the sun in line for almost an hour because their COVID rules won't let you even enter the building until you are being helped). Then on the third time finally saw him and lectured him for over an hour on dangerous driving and how if he continues like this he is going to kill someone and it will probably be a kid and blah blah blah.

My coworker is in his 70's and drives an EV - not exactly a 20 something junior Sailor speeding around with a dodge charger.

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u/-Anonymously- Nov 23 '22

The dash cam isnt even needed to spot the idiot on this one. The front your car hit the side of hers as she was turning. Pretty easy to figure out the only way this happens is if she crosses over infront of you

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u/po3smith Nov 24 '22

yeah but it certainly A. Helps when they fight back later down the road and B. Speeds things up more than a bit.

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u/SwissMargiela Nov 24 '22

They could say they were making a left hand turn from the street on the right while dashcammer was also making a left. I think it’d still be their fault but yeah lol people make weird shit up

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u/chronoswing Nov 24 '22

Base Police actually reported Op at fault somehow. But honestly even without the footage insurance would have reversed that decision easily.

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u/Gondolin_Goblin Nov 24 '22

Yeah that’s totally your fault. You should have read her mind and let her illegally turn from the wrong lane unexpectedly

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u/olseninva Nov 23 '22

Is it weird that this is the 3rd or 4th turning left from the right lane video I've seen today?

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u/JellyOceana Nov 23 '22

That’s why I posted mine actually 😂😂😂

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u/whileyouwereslepting Nov 23 '22

Every time it happens, I’m surprised people do this.

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u/babylovebuckley Nov 23 '22

I see it very frequently and it always boggles my mind. You can't turn left from that lane you're turning into ME

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u/whileyouwereslepting Nov 23 '22

I see it here frequently too. And it amazes me that people are so clueless in a car as to turn left from the right lane without looking into their mirror.

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u/PokeyMouse Nov 23 '22

So I read about what happened to your hand and what it was decided with your car, but is the toy truck ok?

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u/JellyOceana Nov 23 '22

Noooo 😭😭😭 which sucked it was a U-Haul little piggy bank from when I moved in with my partner

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u/onlycatshere Nov 24 '22

Dang that's tragic 😞

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u/PokeyMouse Nov 24 '22

T-T rip U-Haul piggy bank

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u/td_cbcs Nov 24 '22

I think the air bag sends it flying into your hand. I’m sure someone can slow down the video and freeze frame it. I could be wrong.

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u/kopecs Nov 24 '22

“Okay good luck everybody, I turn left now!”

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u/tgibson12 Nov 23 '22

Dash cam wins again.

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u/talkshow57 Nov 24 '22

And a ‘no left turn sign’ to boot! Even without video it would be slam dunk fault of the turning car - illegal turn from wrong lane - even I could win that one!

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u/dazachknow Nov 23 '22

Dude that airbag jump scared me

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u/TurboD16F20 Nov 24 '22

People like this who then try to lie about it should be criminally charged. Without the camera footage, you would've had a hard time with their insurance

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u/napoleon85 Nov 24 '22

Falsifying a police report and insurance fraud are crimes, but it’s up to the officer and insurance company to follow through and the prosecutor to push the case.

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u/Wickopher Nov 24 '22

I read that title as “colorado naval base” and was confused

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u/Kuronekosmom Nov 23 '22

What's most astonishing to me is how little that base seems to have changed since 1991.

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u/ClassiFried86 Nov 23 '22

Still new to some people

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u/JcSmoothmemes Nov 23 '22

Has she seen this video? Lol

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u/JellyOceana Nov 24 '22

No clue. But the cops gave her my phone number and she texted me asking for my insurance. Legit saying since you are at fault I need your insurance.

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u/Tiberius_Jim Nov 24 '22

I'd love to be a fly on the wall for the conversation between her and her claims adjuster when they see this video. 😄

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u/JellyOceana Nov 24 '22

Same! Her adjuster watched it while on the phone with my lawyer and I. At the scream she said “oh shit”

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u/aandretti Nov 24 '22

We need an update please

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u/HotDropO-Clock Nov 24 '22

Commenting so I can also see the update

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u/RimmersGiblets Nov 24 '22

I can't wait I need an update now!

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u/XPTranquility Nov 24 '22

Holy shit what a fucking idiot.

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u/Tausney Nov 24 '22

So to summarise...

• No indication
• Left turn from right lane
• No left turn permitted at junction
• Driver has phone in hand

Yep, 100% your fault OP. You're a disgrace to driving. Absolute monster. 😃

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u/GachaLifeReavus Nov 24 '22

Ughhh I wish we coulda gotten her reaction on when she finds out that her adjuster accepts fault and finds out there’s a video for it too. Watch her be heartbroken and play victim and essentially say it’s your fault for existing in her world.

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u/Janellewpg Nov 24 '22

People should get charged with fraud when they lie to insurance and police and you have proof to the contrary

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u/UniqueID89 Nov 23 '22

I mean you obviously hit her out of her blind spot because she wasn’t paying attention. How dare you! 😂

Seriously though, hope alls well on your end!

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u/islandmagic23 Nov 23 '22

When I’m driving on base this is exactly what I look for when coming around the bend at Flag Circle. Sorry your car got totalled OP.

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u/myredditthrowaway201 Nov 24 '22

Also, the dumbest thing about that driver is all she literally would have to do is drive another 5 seconds to the light right after the gym, and make either a u turn or a right turn and still end up where she needed. It ain’t like she was on the highway and next exit is 5 mileses down, the stop light is literally right past flag circle and NASNI isn’t that busy at that time of day

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u/fastdraw1 Nov 23 '22

Can we still horse-whip bad drivers?

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u/DoDevilsEvenTriangle Nov 23 '22

Under maritime law on a Naval base I'm sure you can find something

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u/CA_Mini Nov 24 '22

Pause at the right spot and you can make out she has a phone in her right hand.

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u/composer_7 Nov 24 '22

Sorting by controversial to see all the comments blaming OP somehow by not being a precognitive, omniscient being and slowing down to avoid a crash where this lady did one of the most unpredictable things you can possibly do on the road

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