Non Preventable Accident

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Daniel 's Comment
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Sunday evening at 18:35 I'm heading north on I-81 just passing exit 24 two miles from I-90 in Syracuse, NY going 50 miles an hour(55 zone), when a car comes out of nowhere and slams into me on the front left corner of my truck. The cars slides across the front of my truck and ends up in the middle of the exit ramp facing the other way.

I bring the truck to a stop right in front of the exit sign, set my brakes, put on my coat, get out to check on the other driver and access the damage. I walk around the front of my truck and find that the car had fled! It's a wonder because he hit me pretty hard.

Anyhow I call 911 and my account manager. The local 911 had me drive to a Pilot about a mile from where the accident occurred as my truck had surprisingly very light damage and their main concern at that point was getting my truck off the roadway. I met a couple of Syracuse police officers at the Pilot and explained what happened. They gave me an accident report number and went on their way.

My account manager had me send him pictures and call our safety department.

I did a thorough check on my truck, no damage to any lights or any hanging body parts, just a scrape on the fender, cracked bumper cover in a couple places and a black rubber ring mark around my steer wheel where it made contact with the rear tire of the car.

So I continued on to my delivery the next day in Sanborn, NY. The whole incident taking a mere 75 minutes from start to finish.

My truck has a LYTX camera showing exactly what happened, clearly demonstrating I was in no way at fault.

My question is how does this incident affect my CSA score and my driving record?

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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WOW, THAT IS NUTS! Collide with a semi, then flee the scene, too? Dummies do the damndest things.

Glad you're fine, the truck is okay, and you had that driver camera.

You should expect zero repercussions on this non-preventable accident.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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The same thing happened to.me a couple months after I went solo. I had witnesses the guy was driving like a drunk. He left his bumper and went the wrong way to get off the next exit. He cracked my hub seals though.

Glad you are safe

Turtle's Comment
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Nothing to worry about, provided the LYTX was triggered into recording. You're sure it was triggered, right? Or did you manually trigger the record?

Daniel 's Comment
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Nothing to worry about, provided the LYTX was triggered into recording. You're sure it was triggered, right? Or did you manually trigger the record?

Hello. I was talking to my assistant account manager yesterday about it and she said the LYTX did trigger automatically, not only showing what happened but also confirming my speed.

I was told in the past that even though one could be involved in an accident that wasn't their fault, it still could be labeled as preventable do to speeding.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Daniel 's Comment
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The same thing happened to.me a couple months after I went solo. I had witnesses the guy was driving like a drunk. He left his bumper and went the wrong way to get off the next exit. He cracked my hub seals though.

Glad you are safe

Thank you, and wow! Hope these types of incidents aren't to common.

I was worried about the hub seal, luckily not a mark on it.

Daniel 's Comment
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WOW, THAT IS NUTS! Collide with a semi, then flee the scene, too? Dummies do the damndest things.

Glad you're fine, the truck is okay, and you had that driver camera.

You should expect zero repercussions on this non-preventable accident.

Thanks! I'm still amazed he was able to drive off.

I love the LYTX even though it has had to 'slap me on the wrist' a couple of times for 'coachable' moments but having it has helped me to be a better driver.

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