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Hi, I dont post very often but I got into an accident today and jus wanted to post what happened. Well, this afternoon I was driving down this road (close to the intersection) and this dumbass in a transport truck decides to make a left turn in front of me (opposite direction) anyways, I avoided him but lost control after that, and since the ground was wet (it was raining) I slid, hit the road island then the pickup box hit a pole on the island then i was thrown onto oncoming traffic. (thank god I didnt hit anyone though) Surprisingly i'm alright, no bruises, nothing. I was shaking like crazy and took me a little over an hour to stop. These trucks are built tough cause I hit that pole pretty hard and I didnt feel me hitting it, I don't know it happened so fast. Anyways, the pickup box is finished and hit the pole right where the wheel is so the wheel just flew off and the box is smashed so my tonneau cover flew off also; I saw it fly by the truck but I didnt realize what it was until I got out of the truck. Luckily I had a witness to say that I was not at fault, but the part that pisses me off is they didnt get the f*cker in the transport truck so I'm hoping there won't be any problems with the insurance. We don't know if its a total but the pickup box is done and clearly it needs some new parts so I dont know, I'm hoping its a total. I would've liked to post pics but I didnt have my camera with me and the truck is at the pound right now...sorry for the long post, just wanted to share my experience and would like to know some of your thoughts on if you think the truck will be totaled or not? Like how much does a replacement pickup box cost anyways? Alright, thanks for reading and drive safely (I know I will lol).
 

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a lot of times you wouldnt be able to blame the transport truck as yall never touched.
 

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yeah..the cop said I would've been better off to hit him but I don't want an airbag blowing up in my face, thank-you lol also, the axle wasnt destroyed actualy, just a little damaged i think ( but maybe still needs replacing, I dont know) and also there was brake fluid leaking (i think thats what it was)
 

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byrdawg13 said:
a lot of times you wouldnt be able to blame the transport truck as yall never touched.
Glad you were uninjured. Sorry bout the truck. byrdawg13 is right though. The transport truck in most states wouldn't be at fault since he made no contact with your vehicle. That axle is probably toast unfortunately. Also makes sure the shop you take the truck to checks that frame well. I hate seeing trucks runnin down the road with the rear running out off to the side.
 

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glad to see you were un-injured .. sorry to hear about your truck.
hopefully the insurance will take care of your truck.
 

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1st.... Glad to hear you, and everyone else is OK.
2nd... Sorry to hear about the truck.
3rd.... I don't mean to sound like a vulture, but if the truck is totaled, I'd like to buy some parts off you, before you turn it over to the insurance company. Send me a PM, if they total it, and I'll make you some offers on a few things (or a package deal).
 

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sorry to hear that. question for ya'll: don't you guys have alws about avoiding collisions? You can be ticketed and declared at fault in WA state for not doing everything in your power to avoid an accident. The trucker would def be at fault in WA.
 

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If the cop would have seen the truck do it, they would have a much better case for that. They have the same law here in Ohio. If they can prove the truck was the truck that caused it, they could probably charge him. The problem is the "burden of proof". I doubt he stuck around long enough for anyone to get his plate number either.
 

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cops cannot write a citation on what could have happened. they only write one on what happened. if im traveling down a 3 lane interstate in the middle lane and the guy to my right went to switch into my lane and didnt see me cause i was in hi blind spot, an di swerved to miss him and end up wrecking into the car to my left i am at fault. no one knows if he would have seen me at the last minute or not. he very well may have hit me....but he didnt and i did hit the car next to me. ive never heard of the law about writing a ticket for not avoiding an accident. someone could be scared shitless on a daily basis and freak out cause someone is stepping on their brakes and they swerve to miss and hit someone else. cant write a ticket on what could happen...only on whats happened...and what happened was the kid wrecked his truck. the cop can be cool and not write him a ticket however under the circumstances.
 

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I know of a few times in houston courts people have been ticketed for causing a accident due to carelessness even when they were not involved in the accident. But i dont think the insurance copany would care what they did to cause the wreck if they didnt touch i dont think they would pay.
 

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actualy a off-duty cop was at the scene when it happened. He said I would've hit him if I hadnt hit the pole. He didn't see what happened before I hit the pole but the witness explained to him everything also, so that helped to declare me not at fault.
 

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byrdawg13 said:
cops cannot write a citation on what could have happened. they only write one on what happened. if im traveling down a 3 lane interstate in the middle lane and the guy to my right went to switch into my lane and didnt see me cause i was in hi blind spot, an di swerved to miss him and end up wrecking into the car to my left i am at fault.................... ive never heard of the law about writing a ticket for not avoiding an accident ...................... cant write a ticket on what could happen...only on whats happened ...................the cop can be cool and not write him a ticket however under the circumstances.
I don't think the avoiding an accident ticket is so much for swerving, or lane changes. I think it has more to do with "brake checking" someone. Or intentionally not hitting the brakes if you could have, and hitting someone, even though the other driver was at fault. All of which, DOES mean they would have been involved in the collision. It's more for not avoiding an accident, rather than causing someone else to have one. I guess what I was trying to say, is that we have the same type law. Also if they had seen the truck, they could probably charge him with something such as illegal turn, improper lane change, or something related, not necessarily with causing the wreck. But without being there, they can't even prove that he turned from the wrong lane. Sure, people can say they saw it, but people can be wrong about what they saw. You have to have proof.
And yes the cop was definitely cool for not writing him a ticket. He could easily have gotten him for not maintaining control of the truck.
 

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actualy a off-duty cop was at the scene when it happened. He said I would've hit him if I hadnt hit the pole. He didn't see what happened before I hit the pole but the witness explained to him everything also, so that helped to declare me not at fault.

how the hell is he able to tell you what WOULD or COULD have happened, especially if he didnt see it. is he psychic?
 

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sometimes especiallly when a Car is coming like this -------- and another car runs and pokes its head out like this | . Thiers no way your not goin to hit unless you deviate from your path. ------|-------- And yes a car did this to me once. I was not charged with fault. Another car behind me actually hit the car that poked out.
 

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how the hell is he able to tell you what WOULD or COULD have happened, especially if he didnt see it. is he psychic?
:thatfunny VAPD, will be lucky to have you byrdawd13. Very observant of you.
 

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haha. im just a realist....his statement is strictly opinion, maybe an experienced educated opinion, but i know i wouldnt take a risk of having a man lose his job because of what i suspect may happen. you need definitive proof before you make a judgement that will cost a man his job. you may be positive it that truck woulda ripped your rear end off if it werent for you wrecking into a pole and riding the median. but he didnt. the kid may have been better off monetarily and materialistically if he let the truck swipe him around. he may be dead. all you can go on is what happened. evidence is right there....no vehicle contact and the kid ran the median and took out a pole. again...the cop may be nice and not give him a ticket, but he cant cite anyone else unless hes seen it. everyone knows that after a huge event has happened and you ask 12 diff people what they saw you will get 12 diff answers.
 
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