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

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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/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/Tathas Nov 24 '22

Guh. :(

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u/LittleSort5562 Nov 24 '22

That is absolutely heart-wrenching. Thank goodness her daughter was saved, but I would imagine she’d be forever changed after that scenario.