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Windows 7: Man I got in a accident on Monday.

31 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 
Man I got in a accident on Monday.

Here's a video of what happened.

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31 Mar 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Metalmani31,
Sorry man lets call you autometalmania31. Safe distances aside it does appear that the car ahead of the truck was cut off and had to or just panic braked. I hope you can use this video for some good but in the end you have a insurance claim and they will raise your rates. Bummer in the semi summer !
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31 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

I sent the link to AAA I'm waiting for my claim adjusters input. I got the letter from the initial claim and they've faulted me 100% for hitting the truck. Which sucks. But it was that silver car that caused the whole thing, I'm aware of being at fault for maintaining a safe enough distance. So I know my chances of lessoning fault is probably moot.
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31 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Do you always video yourself driving?
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31 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Actually no I just got a new phone and that's when I got the idea. Boy which made think damn did I bring that on myself just by doing that. I know it's a big coincidence, but I can't help but think it.
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31 Mar 2011   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
Actually no I just got a new phone and that's when I got the idea. Boy which made think damn did I bring that on myself just by doing that. I know it's a big coincidence, but I can't help but think it.
Understandable thinking, but definitely just a coincidence. Pity there was no audio. I'm assuming there were was a bit of cussing involved?

Were you rear ended as well, or just the unlucky tail-end charlie?

Sucks about the 100% fault, but if US law is the same as Australian law in this situation, it's automatically deemed that the driver who rear ends someone else is at fault

Even thought the silver car was the catalyst, I think you'll still be stuck with the 100% fault.

Maintaining safe distances is a good idea in theory, but in heavy traffic like that one persons safe distance is another cars opportunity to cut in and cause a concertina (as evidenced by the silver car).
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31 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
Actually no I just got a new phone and that's when I got the idea. Boy which made think damn did I bring that on myself just by doing that. I know it's a big coincidence, but I can't help but think it.
Understandable thinking, but definitely just a coincidence.
Not if he was fiddling with or his attention was drawn away even slightly, by holding/videoing while driving.


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but if US law is the same as Australian law in this situation, it's automatically deemed that the driver who rear ends someone else is at fault
It is.
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31 Mar 2011   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post

Not if he was fiddling with or his attention was drawn away even slightly, by holding/videoing while driving.
I assumed it was fixed because it didn't have that shaky hand held look about it. But if it was handheld - then that's a whole different story

(and not one I'd mention to the insurance company either)


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It is.
Ahh, screwed then.
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01 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I've just had a look at the video, and it would appear that you're at fault here, sorry.

Yes, the truck in front was cut up, but that sort of thing happens everyday all round the world. When the truck braked, you didn't seem to react until it was too late (there was no apparent reduction on speed on your part using the road markings as a guide), although it should have been possible to stop as it doesn't appear that it was fast moving.

Having said that, I hope everyone is OK and that the damage is not too serious (other than your pride).
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01 Apr 2011   #10

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 Windows XP SP3
 
 

It sucks, pal...
But unfortunately also here in Italy if you hit someone from behind you're at fault as it shows that you were not keeping a proper safe distance so I don't see great chances you won't be given the fault
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