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Old 01-21-2013, 09:53 PM
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Watch out where you park!

So, I came walking out from a backyard where I had been doing a leaf cleanup for about and hour a half this afternoon and somebody had rear ended my trailer and jackknifed it against my truck straight into the ditch. Fortunately, I had all my equipment off the trailer except for my push mower.

According to the cop, I was parked properly but it just wasn't my day, I guess.

The gate was down and you can see where it is lying on the right side of the picture.




It completely mangled my hitch.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:56 PM
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So the person that ran into you didn't stick around?
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:59 PM
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Nope, I came out and my truck was in the ditch. No one else anywhere.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:16 PM
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Wow, count your blessings you were not standing there.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:27 PM
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I can't believe someone didn't see it or hear it. That had to be loud as hell.
That sucks
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:27 PM
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That sucks. Thank God nobody appears to have been injured.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:42 AM
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I'm surprised that whoever hit it was able to drive away.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:52 AM
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Nope, I came out and my truck was in the ditch. No one else anywhere.
No parts from his car were left behind
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:13 AM
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Did you have any orange cones out behind the trailer?

I am not suggesting the presence of cones would have prevented this. But, I always wonder how much difference, if any, they make. I use one at the rear corner of the trailer, or behind the end gate, if I'm on a inside curve.

You have no pictures of the rear of the trailer. But, from the pics you did post, the rear of the trailer looks in good shape (yes, end gate knocked off). Making the truck jackknife, driving the curb-side wheel into the turf, took some real force. The rear of the trailer does not look like much force was applied there. Where do you think the offending vehicle hit the trailer, corner, or middle?

I always have this fear, but it has never happened.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:22 AM
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No parts from his car were left behind
The Cop said it was really weird that there was no glass or anything on the ground.

The other weird thing was that the left rail on the gate was bent in a U where his tire hit and the back side post was bent but the tail light and license plate that were inches away were completely unharmed.

Oh well, as was said, no one was injured and my insurance is covering the damage so I can count my blessings. Now I'm off to get my dad-in-laws equipment trailer to go pick it up.
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