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what a crapy day

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ukcats, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. ukcats

    ukcats LawnSite Member
    Posts: 158

    Started out this morning with everything going great. First 5 accounts done with ease and befor it got to hot. Went and got 3 more done with no problems. Filled up the truck and headed home for the day then I get t-boned by an old man who ran a stop sign. Alot of damage to the truck and the way it looks the trailer will be totaled by the Ins. company.
  2. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,108

    yikes that suks man. hope your okay, how about all the equipment.
  3. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    I almost got hit by a semi yesterday who went through a stop sign....He rolled up to the stop sign, continued to roll through it and accelerate, didn't see me until he was blocking half the road. That was too close for comfort for me.

    Hopefully you are okay?
  4. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,660

    Had this happen to me, make sure they rent you a truck and trailer while your down!
    Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Not sure if this helps but I learned that Defensive driving unfortunately
    also means expecting the unexpected, and taking certain precautions
    to ensure that even not-at-fault collisions never happen.

    Granted I wasn't there, and maybe I am assuming a lot.

    Perhaps you were ill prepared, more often than not one can predict
    a stop sign runner, same thing with folks who run red lights.
    Read: It can and WILL happen!
    Be ready for it and then hopefully the wreck can be avoided.

    How I have not been involved in an automotive collision in at least 10 years, no traffic tickets either,
    that is how I can assure you a perfect driving record involves a lot more than just not being at fault.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2010
  6. LCCaptain

    LCCaptain LawnSite Member
    Posts: 128

    Sorry to hear that UK. Hope you didn't get hurt.
  7. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,238

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  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,466

    It said it before...I'll say it again.

    We people turn the age of 50...and then every 5 years after that...we should be required to retest for our DL's. I swear to god, the most dangerous people on the road are drunk teens and oldies.

    That sux bro.

    I hope you can sue the crap out of that blind old fart.
  9. fivestarlawnken

    fivestarlawnken LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 438

    Glad you guys were ok!!
  10. Hell on Blades

    Hell on Blades LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 513

    You didn't post it, but I'm guessing you're OK.

    Hope you don't have too much problem with the insurance.

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