Got Hit Tonight

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by qualitylandscaping, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Knew it would happen eventually. I pull up to the side of my driveway tonight (coming home for dinner), turn on my flashers and wait for traffic to get by so I can back into my driveway. So this 80+ year old guy "doesn't see me" and slams into the side of my trailer (ripped off the lights, slashed the rear tire on the trailer, and dented the fender).. He hits me and keeps going down the road real slow like he was trying to figure out what that LOUD noise was. After I cursed and screamed and woke up the whole neighborhood he pulled over and got out of his car like nothing happened. Gave me his insurance card and told me not to call the cops. Well, since I don't want to be at fault for this I call the cops. Deputy shows up and asks the guy to bring his car back to my house (approx 500' away). He backs into the cemetery, pulls out in front of a car, then pulls into a one way street (the wrong way) and then pulls out in front of another car before missing the back of the police car by about 6"...

    What a long night.. It was his fault, and he got several tickets..

    Gotta love the trailer though. The angle iron for the lights put a gouge all the way through his door (I could see inside the car from the slash it made). Also broke his window, door panel, and bumper.. Damage to me under $100, damage to him $2,500+.. Live and learn for old people that can't drive..:angry:
     
  2. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You wanna see a bumper crop of old timers with zero driving skills, move to Florida (or Arizona, I guess. I lived in Fla., but not AZ).

    One old gal in Clearwater once told me that to get on to U.S. 19 (the main north-south artery through that area), she just counted ten and hit the gas. To judge by what I'd seen while living down there, she aint the only one!
     
  3. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Can you fathom how scared this man was?

    Trailer angle iron gouged so that you could see inside his car....

    We are mistake making human beings....

    I bet you had nothing but hate for this person....

    Sound like it to me....

    remember....If you live as long as he has...

    and something simular happens to you...

    Will that person you violate have pity on you....or hate?

    What goes around,

    Comes around...

    I hope you live to a ripe old age...
     
  4. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ya I'm happy I got it out..

    I just get a little "unhappy" when my insurance company charges me over $10,000 a year to insure my trucks and trailers... And the old guy, that cannot drive is probably paying $600-700.. He has been kicked out of the legion here for drinking too much..

    I don't care how scared he was. I don't care if I made him pi$$ his pants. Anyboy stupid enough to hit a PARKED vehicle deserves to be humiliated..
     
  5. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
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    captken, are you trigger happy with your enter button?
     
  6. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You noticed that too?
     
  7. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have my opinions....

    And I hope I live to the ripe old age of 80....

    Hell, I'm more than half way there...

    My hearing and my eyes are not what they used to be....

    Thank God no one was hurt...

    Remember, if we live long enough,

    The shoe could be on the other foot...

    I cannot imagine what cultural changes will occur in the next 40....

    I just hope I'll be up to the challenge, having my insurance card ready....

    Teenage drivers can pose the same danger...
     
  8. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
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    I....

    Totally......

    Agree ......

    With ..........

    You............
     
  9. beransfixitinc

    beransfixitinc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Reading those posts, makes me feel like I am reading one of those.. Japanese poems? A Haiku (spelling?)
     
  10. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
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    that I don't get hit parked....

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