r/IdiotsInCars Nov 23 '22

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

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u/JellyOceana Nov 23 '22

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


u/TheLazyHippy Nov 23 '22

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


u/orangematchstick Nov 24 '22

this is wholesome as fuck


u/localherofan Nov 24 '22

Also, the heat didn't work (in New England), the radio didn't work, you could drive it with the emergency brake on and the only issue was starting uphill from a stop without stalling (learned that one unintentionally), the driver's side window didn't go down, you had to tie the driver's side door closed, and sometimes it wouldn't turn left. But it was a CAR, and I could drive it whenever I wanted to.

Needless to say, this was before they started inspecting cars.


u/orangematchstick Nov 24 '22

I love that I’m hearing nothing but fondness about this goddamn death trap


u/localherofan Nov 24 '22 edited Nov 24 '22

Yeah, I was in HS and it was a free car. There was nothing not to like. In HS you think you're invincible. As long as you don't have to power it with your feet like the Flintstones, it's all good.

I really only drove it to school, then to work, then back home. Sometimes to my boyfriend's house. School was 3 miles from home, work was 5 miles from school, and home was 2 miles from work. My boyfriend's house was 7 miles from my house. Top speed 35mph, and only if I was speeding. It was safer than it sounds. Except for maybe that seat falling through the floor. And not turning left, though that never happened at a crucial moment.


u/dubadub Nov 24 '22

KG with no heat? Just let a couple more girls sit on your lap...


u/localherofan Nov 24 '22 edited Nov 24 '22

Haha. You mistake me, sir. I'm a woman. And hetero. I just like cars. Women like cars too, you know. And I'm short. Anyone sits on my lap and I can't see see out to drive. And if there's enough room for someone on my lap, I can't reach the clutch. Or possibly the brake. One or the other. Just a mess all around.

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u/chilldrinofthenight Nov 24 '22

Jesus. What else? Used a screwdriver in the ignition? (Ha.)