First Bump In The Road

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Noob_Driver's Comment
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It was definatley the guy not paying attention. He was obviously on my left and was parked at the line. He assumed i was still back at the pump and turned without checking his mirror. There was probably 15 feet in front of his truck that he didn't use. He tried to blame me and say i drove into him turning. Even though i was sitting there with my parking break set. Behind the line. My worry is how this will reflect on me as a student out with my trainer. I know thats selfish but hey what are you gonna do.

Rob D.'s Comment
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I have a mental saying when I get distracted from the task at hand: "What am I doing RIGHT NOW." It forces me to refocus on the task at hand and think about what I need to do.

Scott D.'s Comment
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I see your from Indiana. who did you end up driving for?

Splitter's Comment
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It was definatley the guy not paying attention. He was obviously on my left and was parked at the line. He assumed i was still back at the pump and turned without checking his mirror. There was probably 15 feet in front of his truck that he didn't use. He tried to blame me and say i drove into him turning. Even though i was sitting there with my parking break set. Behind the line. My worry is how this will reflect on me as a student out with my trainer. I know thats selfish but hey what are you gonna do.

Did you get a police report? If I were you I'd ask the manager if there's a way to get security footage to show you were parked at the time. Another driver had a similar situation & the other driver said the same thing. What saved that driver was his dashcam footage. Cop threw the book at the other driver for lying.

Splitter's Comment
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I see your from Indiana. who did you end up driving for?

His avatar is a Millis Transfer truck.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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It was definatley the guy not paying attention. He was obviously on my left and was parked at the line. He assumed i was still back at the pump and turned without checking his mirror. There was probably 15 feet in front of his truck that he didn't use. He tried to blame me and say i drove into him turning. Even though i was sitting there with my parking break set. Behind the line. My worry is how this will reflect on me as a student out with my trainer. I know thats selfish but hey what are you gonna do.

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Did you get a police report? If I were you I'd ask the manager if there's a way to get security footage to show you were parked at the time. Another driver had a similar situation & the other driver said the same thing. What saved that driver was his dashcam footage. Cop threw the book at the other driver for lying.

Cops said its private property so they cant do anything. He took a report but its meaningless i guess. Loves told us they cant release their security footage without a court order. We do have dash cams bit i dont know of it went off. It wasnt a hard collision just dragged his trailer across our front. So i dont know of it went off.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Do not worry about it. You did nothing wrong. I assume your trainer showed you how to do an accident report, and notify the proper department in your company. Getting a police report helps your company. Take a deep breath and relax. The truck is fixable. I know your pride is hurt. That will heal with time. This shows how important it is to pay attention.

PackRat's Comment
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I’ll bet your dash cam went off. When I was there, it would activate for much less.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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I’ll bet your dash cam went off. When I was there, it would activate for much less.

Im hoping it did. It went off a bunch driving on I20 through Shreveport with those ridiculous roads!

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Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Man that sucks, heard a out it earlier while I was driving. Pretty sure you will be in the clear. Hoping for the best.

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