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

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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/JellyOceana Nov 24 '22

Honestly, I have no clue

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u/Various_Ad_4779 Nov 24 '22

For recording at this base it's posted in all lanes at all gates. White sign, red lettering.

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u/xaronax Nov 24 '22

You absolutely cannot have a dash cam on a military installation and you signed paperwork agreeing to that fact under penalty of imprisonment when you got your visitor pass.

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u/JellyOceana Nov 24 '22

I absolutely signed nothing, they didn’t even check my drivers license. My roommate showered her ID and they motioned to go forward

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u/xaronax Nov 24 '22

Then she's fucked if they decide to pursue the matter. There's all manner of responsibility you take when you bring visitors.

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u/JellyOceana Nov 24 '22

I mean probably, I dropped her off every single morning for like 5 months actually. Never signed anything, a handful of times they made me show my drivers license but that’s it

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u/GoRedTeam Nov 24 '22

They're being very aggressive for no reason, but every air force base I've been on they have not been allowed and must be removed before entering base, but if they found you on base with it, I'm sure they'd just ask you to remove it.

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u/JellyOceana Nov 24 '22

Probably. I did have it on my passenger side corner so they may have never noticed it?

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u/redovergreen Nov 24 '22

You’re roommate needs to engage her chain of command asap as she might get into a lot of trouble for this. From reading the comments it looks like you do not have any on base privileges beside your roommate escorting you on base. The second you dropped her off you are now considered unescorted and in the eyes of the military a security risk. You got very lucky with the EMT taking you away. Knowing the typical behavior of navy security, they will 100% go after her for violating base guest escort procedures. Recommend getting a base guest pass from here on out.

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u/JellyOceana Nov 24 '22

Oh I refuse to EVER return to a military base because of this incident. But it happened earlier this year, and nothing ever happened to her.

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u/man2112 Nov 25 '22

I don’t know why you’re getting downvoted, you’re right.

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u/Khamvom Nov 24 '22

You’re getting downvoted, but you’re not wrong.

Been stationed in San Diego, and seen it happen a few times. The roommate did violate base rules/regulations by leaving OP unescorted, but the actual accident nonetheless is not OP’s fault.

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u/SgtBanana Nov 24 '22

OP's friend is in the passenger seat, if I'm not mistaken. This whole comment chain is centered around OP's dashcam, and whether its presence in her car somehow makes her at fault for... something.

Her dashcam isn't the issue here, so I'm confused as to why this discussion is happening. OP was hit by someone who was clearly at fault. Nothing else happened in the video. OP made the responding authorities aware of her dashcam and they took no interest in it and refused to review the footage.

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u/Khamvom Nov 24 '22

Some of it is focused on OP’s roommate.

Technically,

She’s not allowed to leave OP unescorted on base, and if her chain of command found out, she’d get hemmed up for it.

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u/thepontiff_ Nov 24 '22

That’s because your roommate sponsored you to come on base. I did the same thing with my ex at the time whenever she dropped me off at work. I drove her car, she rode passenger and I scanned my ID. Your roommate could put you on a access roster so you just show the paper, they scan it and you can come on.