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    Bakersfield, CA

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Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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So like i said i made a very wide turn so i can end on the left side of the narrow road so i could make the right turn into the parking lot

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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I was making a left there at the cross section to make a right into the parking lot then come back out the other side of the parking lot back onto the street i turned from to turn around. Initially i was just going to make a left and take the long way round but sense it was dark i didnt realize it wasnt a full street until i started to make my turn so the church was my back up plan

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Ya i realize now i probably should have taken photos before moving or not moving at all but she had already reversed out from under me by anout 100 feet so in my frantic between the traffic i was causing plus her screaming and yelling i instinctively moved out of the way in traffic the only thing i did do was reverse to the side of the road right where i got it so i can show where it happened at least. Though i dont know if this changes anything. Cause as i said she had backed 100 feet back from where it had actually occured

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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No Company wants to take me in OTR. Help?

Places like Prime Inc will likely take you. Worse case scenario you will have to do a sudo training run with a Trainer for a month or 2

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Accident

It was two lanes both way, it was one of those turn lanes that didnt have any kind of stop signs or lights so it was my discretion to turn appropriately and as i said there were no cars within sight once i started my turn. Speed limit was 35 and as far as i can tell she didnt even attempt to slow down. It was night time and weather was cold but clear as i said i was in california

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Accident

And yes my turn signal was on

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Ya i was swinging wide because it was a narrow road and the entrance to the parking lot would be immediately to my right once i finished the turn. And that would make since but i was already 2/3 of the way done with my turn so i was almost parallel with the stree at that point and when i started my turn there was no one within sight behind or infront of me so she had more then enpugh time to stop or even just slow down as i was almost done with my turn

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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The way it all played out was just very traumatic for me cause i saw her in slow motion hit me as i was looking back at my trailer when i was finishing my turn. Then the way she acted all the people around and the questioning from the cop was very short with me and idk if that was a good thing or a bad one.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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I can understand you being stressed. I’m glad nobody was injured. I don’t know anything about how Prime themselves handle these issues but I know alot about collision investigations.

If LE came out and investigated the collision they will try their best to determine what the primary collision factor is, and if there are any contributing secondary factors and which party those pertain to. That is generally what is used to identify party at fault by the insurance companies.

You left out some info so I’ll ask what other information is important.

We’re you first of all making a legal left turn and was your left turn signal on?

Was either vehicle towed from the scene?

Did LE issue any citations at the scene or state they would be seeking a complaint through the local prosecuter’s office?

Where on the trailer was hit? The rear or on the side? Was she somehow trying to go around you or run into the very rear?? The only way based on your description you could have hit her was if she was trying to go around you.

I spent 28 years investigating collisions and I count count on one hand how many times people were honest at the scene when they were clearly at fault. It happens all the time.

I’m guessing that if you were doing everything correctly and it is clearly the other drivers fault you should be fine, however you certainly seem to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Things happen out here sometimes. We pray everyday for a safe journey and do our best, however we can only control what we do, not others.

Let us know how it turns out

I was making a legal left turn there was a narrow road that the QC wanted me to go down that i was going to use so i can get into a church parking lot to turn around so i made a much wider turn then normal but it is legal to turn there, she hit me on my driver side of the trailer as i was making the turn id say about 2/3 down the trailer and she was coming up from behind me in the same lane. Once she hit me she reversed out from underneath me then parked in the middle of the street i got out to help her out and make sure she was ok and the moment she got out she was running up and down the street yelling help me help me so i tried to calm her down and told her we needed to move the car out of the way (at this point im blocking 3 lanes with my truck parked) and she pushed me away from her car and began screaming again banging on passerby cars doors and windows. So i backed my truck back onto the street i was on onto the side of the road right where she hit me so i can show the officer where it happened exactly (i did this without really thinking about it idk if this helped or hurt my situation cause i was trying to get out of the way of traffic) and once again i tried to go calm the lady down and i guess thats when one of the passerbys parked behind me and called the cops. (Which i was going to do but i wanted to try to defuse the situation first)

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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I wasnt issued a citation, i couldn't tell you about the lady however she did not have insurance and this was in california so she could have gotten in trouble for that. Her car was towed but that was because she wanted it to be not because it wasnt functional. Lucky for her she went mostly underneath the trailer so there was only damage to the left side windshield and bumber and she was ok. Basically what safety told me was its a unpreventable right now but if the police suggest its my fault that could change, and me not getting a citation doesn't mean much right now. At least thats the gist of what i got. I dont know i could be blowing this way out of proportion but its been stressing me out ever since it happened and i have lost sleep cause of it.

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