Almost got killed tonight

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 65hoss, Jul 10, 2002.

  1. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    On my way home tonight I was traveling on a 2 lane road when a guy crossed into my lane. I reacted just enough that he missed hitting me head on but hit the trailer. We almost hit head on within only inches. Guess he's pretty lucky. Long wheel base Chevy and 18' very heavy square tube trailer made for hauling heavy equipment wouldn't have been nice to a honda accord.

    He hit the front tire and bounced off. I was traveling about 45mph and it tore the front of his car all up. Serves the idoit right! I have a destroyed rim and tire and a bent axle. No outer trailer damage. His little honda accord didn't fair so well. The front and entire side is toast.

    He tried to tell the officers that I was swearing all over the road. The officer looked at the debris and tire marks and could tell where the point of impact was. Guess what? In my lane. Duh.

    We took the tire off and I pulled it on back. I guess I'll be using my 6'x12' trailer for a few days.
     
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    I sure am glad to see and hear you're alright. Trailers will come and go. There's only one of you, though.
     
  3. Grass_Slayer

    Grass_Slayer LawnSite Member
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    that sux man.

    i had a guy in a box van try to pull out on top of me in a four way a couple days ago. as i kept on driving i just thought that my trailer would have been totaled and that would give me bout $350. and that wont buy another 16' tandem (i only paid that much for it).

    hope u get it fixed soon. i dont even have another trailer my mower will fit on.
     
  4. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    Glad you're okay...

    You never know... It things like that that really make you stop and think.. count your lucky stars, blessings or what have you.
     
  5. gvandora

    gvandora LawnSite Member
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    I work for a big contractor in my area. One of the foreman was turning off a little side street in a big F-650 onto another small but well traveled road. It happens that is has a blind corner. Well, he was hit by another landscaper with a breakless trailer doing about 50 in a 30 zone. The other landscaper's F-150 ish truck was toast. The trailer even bent the hitch underneath the truck. My friend's truck only had a bent axle since he slammed right into the tired thankfully. He's not hurt, but he's pissed at not having his truck. The other guy was going way to fast in a dangerous little area.
     
  6. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Dang Hoss!

    Sorry to hear about the mess, but happy it was only property damage.

    His insurance should provide you a new trailer...enjoy, you deserve it.
     
  7. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,517

    Very glad your ok, could have been much worse, maybe could have went under you and rolled ya.

    Another good reason to have a tandom axle trailer, at least you could get it home.

    Sounds like a quality individual to put the finger on you, never ceases to amaze me.

    Jay
     
  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,940

    I would have had a hard time holding myself back from giving that guy a good beatin'! :angry: :dizzy: :sleeping: :sleeping: :sleeping: :sleeping: :sleeping:

    Just makes you wonder what in the name thats holy that guy was thinking :confused:

    Probably on his cell phone!

    When you swerved, you probably made the trailer swing his way a bit more (thats what happens) and thats why he caught the trailer.

    Just makes me mad reading it!
     
  9. lawnstudent

    lawnstudent LawnSite Senior Member
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    Glade to hear your OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stay safe out there guys.

    jim
     
  10. Trauma

    Trauma LawnSite Member
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    Hey Hoss... meant to call today, but was too busy cuttin, tryin to catch up. Some byatch hit me Monday, totally destroyed the whole left side of my truck. Fortunately, the trailer was not attached, would've destroyed my new Walker. Anyway, finally got the insurance to rent me a truck to pull the trailer with. I'm back in business, but none to happy about my truck. (That was my favorite truck dangit).
    I'm glad you are okay. Sounds like you found the relative of the wench that hit me (lol)....

    Doug
     

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