My Luck

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Banks's Comment
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I decided to go out to dinner with the family today. On the drive back home, I stop at a red light waiting for traffic to pass so I can make the right on red. When the intersection is clear, I look forward and I see a red pick up truck coming at me in reverse pretty fast. I look to my left and there's a car there, I put it in reverse, but there are cars behind me so the I lay into the horn to no avail. The truck hits me.

My first thought is that somebody passed out or is in distress in the vehicle. I get out of my car and the guy next to me says there's nobody in the truck. I walk up to it and there's nobody in the truck. Then I see two guys running across the street and they're apologetic, but I'm pretty mad.

My next thought is that these guys can claim I rear ended them. At that point a dump truck pulls up and the driver says I saw everything, here's my info. Cool of that guy because he didn't have to stop. I get on the phone with 911 and as soon as I hang up, a Burger King employee (the pick up truck rolled back while parked in their lot) and says she needs his info because he was parked on their lot. I ask her if she saw what happened and she says "we all did and I called the police".

Here's how this has to be bad luck, this pick up truck rolls backwards, goes over the concrete parking marker, rolls down an embankment, crossed a road that's normally flooded with traffic, goes over the median that causes it to curve slightly and it rolls right into me.

This guy was lucky because if I wasn't there that truck would have rolled down a steep downgrade and who knows what kind of damage it would have inflicted. My car reaches 50 MPH with no throttle going down. I imagine a pick up truck would gain more momentum and speed.

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My car would be the orange blip, the pick up truck would be the teal blip and the line would be the path it traveled.

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That's the embankment it rolled down and the median it went over.

Now the fun part of dealing with insurance companies.

George B.'s Comment
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Wow! Wth. Glad you are ok. wtf.gif

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Good grief!! Glad you are okay. Hope there wasn't too much damage to your vehicle!

Laura

BK's Comment
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I see in the first photo that it says: “ Mt. Pocono Sewer Authority”, so, yes, your luck really does stink.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Wow, that sucks!

I was sleeping in a truck stop one time and a big truck rolled into me. The driver forgot to set his brakes in the fuel island and it rolled backward down a slight hill. It crushed the fiberglass hood of my truck and threw me into the air and up against the wall of the sleeper. That's a hell of a way to wake up!

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PackRat's Comment
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I'm thankful everyone was okay there, Banks. Be happy it didn't hit your house. I had to deal with that situation for over 10 months! Woman hit the gas instead of the brake pedal. Good luck with all the insurance folks.

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Banks's Comment
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Wow! Wth. Glad you are ok. wtf.gif

We're fine. It's just a nuisance I don't want to deal with.

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Good grief!! Glad you are okay. Hope there wasn't too much damage to your vehicle!

Laura

It looks like it's just the bumper cover. I'm hoping the radiator is fine. It was in the shop from December-March because I hit a deer and they couldn't get a radiator support. It cost me about 3k in rental fees because Geico only covers a month. The next 2 we're on me.

I see in the first photo that it says: “ Mt. Pocono Sewer Authority”, so, yes, your luck really does stink.

Driver

Funny thing is, there's no building there. I wonder if it's underground.

Wow, that sucks!

I was sleeping in a truck stop one time and a big truck rolled into me. The driver forgot to set his brakes in the fuel island and it rolled backward down a slight hill. It crushed the fiberglass hood of my truck and threw me into the air and up against the wall of the sleeper. That's a hell of a way to wake up!

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Owner of the pick up got an official warning for "allowing a vehicle to sit without the transmission in park". I didn't know that was an official statute.

I did a little experiment and put my car in neutral in the burger King lot and it didn't move. I'm thinking there's more to the story, but I'll never hear it.

I'm thankful everyone was okay there, Banks. Be happy it didn't hit your house. I had to deal with that situation for over 10 months! Woman hit the gas instead of the brake pedal. Good luck with all the insurance folks.

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That sucks. So far, his insurance people have been cordial and he told the police the truth. I reached out to my insurance company first and they said they could process the claim and my policy choices would apply (deductible and rental) and they can go through the reimbursement process (no guarantees) or I can have his insurance company process it since it isn't my fault. I opted for the latter.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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