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Craptastic day

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lmlawn, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. lmlawn

    lmlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    so the day started out ok, started mowing around 7:30, was using the new 48 hydro I got for a steal on craiglist.

    so typical day, blowing some leaves, sucking up some leaves and on my way home some jagoff 3 cars ahead of me decides to pull a u-turn from the right hand lane on a 4 lane road and everyone came to a screeching halt and my truck plowed into a toyota priius

    Needless to say I have a pushed in bumper, broken grill....the Prius on the other hand suffered much more. and to top it all off it was a customer of mine from my other job.

    so it was 3 cars total, im probably, maybe definitely at fault because i was the last vehicle and the jagoff who started this whole thing drove away like nothing happened

    2 steps forward....3 steps back
  2. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,133

    Hope you have insurance, sh t happens.
  3. lmlawn

    lmlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    of course I have insurance...
  4. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,896

    the guy that caused the mess is going to be in on the settlement as well, unless he wreckless-drove and ran. Then he is in worse trouble.
  5. lmlawn

    lmlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    the guy or girl who caused it pulled the u turn and fled the scene.....

    again, my insurance is gonna go up because I was the rear vehicle. the weight of this trailer with 2 WB's and leaves/grass on my truck....i couldnt stop that fast
  6. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,882

    yeah another one of those things that really wasn't your fault but will be looked at as it is your fault...sometimes the justice system sucks balls lol
  7. pinto n mwr

    pinto n mwr LawnSite Senior Member
    from gr8, mn
    Posts: 422

    at least you got to hit a prius, hopefully it took it off the road. Yes, insurance will go up and I hope everyone was safe.
  8. Golfpro21

    Golfpro21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 563

    wow that bites...hope it all works out and you don't lose your customer
  9. elitelawnteam1

    elitelawnteam1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 410

    I hit one while driving back from my dealer when it was raining bad, couldn't stop fast enough, not much damage though, only a cracked bumper.
  10. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    I ran into a customer today...literally.

    Yeah, unfortunately in a rear collision it's almost always found to be the fault of the vehicle behind. Did you get cited for following too closely or anything?

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