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Watch out where you park!

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by BeachysLawn, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. BeachysLawn

    BeachysLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 271

    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.
  2. RLS 2010

    RLS 2010 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    So the person that ran into you didn't stick around?:dizzy:
  3. BeachysLawn

    BeachysLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 271

    Nope, I came out and my truck was in the ditch. No one else anywhere.
  4. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 919

    Wow, count your blessings you were not standing there.
  5. show-n-go

    show-n-go LawnSite Member
    Messages: 232

    I can't believe someone didn't see it or hear it. That had to be loud as hell.
    That sucks
  6. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Messages: 6,826

    That sucks. Thank God nobody appears to have been injured.
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  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I'm surprised that whoever hit it was able to drive away.
  8. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,006

    No parts from his car were left behind:cry:
  9. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,937

    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.
  10. BeachysLawn

    BeachysLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 271

    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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