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Old 05-05-2014, 07:33 AM   #11 (permalink)
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That is crazy. The guy must have been asleep, or on drugs.

That's good you were okay, and had your camera on to film it all.
With quite a few truck drivers, I have to wonder.

Glad you are okay, that certainly could've been worse.

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Old 05-05-2014, 08:25 AM   #12 (permalink)
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There's really no need to get nasty. I'm discussing his incident with him. There's no trolling in it. Yeesh. Unsubscribe.
i didn't read the early comments but, if this would have been you, i know you would think diff.
there was no excuse for his actions. i tried taking screen shots and enhancing them to see anything but it didn't. his arm is hanging out the whole time so at least he wasn't texting. maybe watching a movie?
thanks for the kind words guys. it is diff being on the road now. seems like they are all too close now!
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:51 AM   #13 (permalink)
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From the video your were going right at 60-63 MPH. You can calculate it precisely by measuring the distance from beginning to beginning of two stripes, which is about 43 (per stripe) feet here in Va. If you are covering two stripes to the exact same point, per second, that is 86 feet a second.

86X60=5160 feet a minute
5160/5280=.977
.977X60=58.6 MPH

I did not try to precisely time your stripe to stripe time but it was close to a second per two stripes. No way you were going too slow on any highway in the USA, and the SOB in the truck was flying at close to 90.

You are damn lucky to be alive.

I always watch my 6 and I would have done anything to get out of that idiots way. One reason why I always keep situational awareness as my top priority.

I'm not try to be a jerk but did you see him coming up at that astounding rate. You are lucky he did not run right over you and spread you out on the highway.

Show that video to the judge, get his CDL pulled so he doesn't kill someone else.

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Old 05-05-2014, 11:01 AM   #14 (permalink)
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My blood pressure skyrocketed just watching that video. Sorry to the mods for my use of the term that violates forum etiquette. Please do not construe my comments as any criticism of you or your actions.

You were a heartbeat away from dying.

My heart is still pounding.

Please everyone here, I had a froum friend who got killed on a motorcycle making a left turn and hit by a SUV going 50 in a 35 zone, killed instantly 4/26/2014.

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Old 05-05-2014, 11:38 AM   #15 (permalink)
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get his CDL pulled so he doesn't kill someone else.
Right, I almost posted the same thing.

Old Mech, very sorry for the loss of your friend.
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The truck driver sure seemed to be distracted. Looks like he drifted outside his lane (to the right) twice, including just before he hit you.

Glad this wasn't worse.
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I couldn't get the video to work. No matter, I'm just glad that you're all right an have a video.
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I couldn't get the video to work. No matter, I'm just glad that you're all right an have a video.
It sat blank on my screen for a minute and then started working.
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There's really no need to get nasty. I'm discussing his incident with him. There's no trolling in it. Yeesh. Unsubscribe.
Please do not unsibscribe calcivic. I read your posts, they are thoughtful and I occasionally glean some new imformation from your efforts and appreciate them.

You are right in what you posted. I would like to think that such an accident could never happen to me. Terminal disaster anticipation means always watching for a rear ender. I am always aware (or try to be) of whats going on in my rear view mirror. It's just really scary to me watching that video. I told acop once that laws cease to apply when mylife is threatened. I use peripheral vision principally in my rear view mirror, with more attention when I see rapid changes in the objects to my rear.

But the law can never require me to stop another stupendiously stupid's actions cause me injury. It may be an argument for the attorney defending him, but that video overwhelms any defense attornies at providing nay rational excuse. Their only hope is to suppress the video to keep ity from being presented as evidence.

California laws are nuts when it comes to appropriating blame, and I don't know them and don't need to. The point civic made is valid and should be considered as a part of preparation for your ironclad ( you will win) case for some serious money.

Stick around bro.
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Ouch, that sucks! Hope you didn't get hurt.

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thanks to the DVR i might have a case with the insurance co.
not much damage as i thought but there was some sheet metal bent around the light.

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replaced the lens and used a hammer to get it to fit.
I assume this means you are just making repairs on your own? If so, make sure you pull the bumper cover off and check out the actual bumper. There should be a foam crush pad on the steel bumper and the bumper mounts are designed to collapse. If either of these are damaged, a second impact to the same spot would transmit far more energy to you and can cause serious injuries.

A coworker did just this and the second crash, which was fairly minor, caused a herniated disc and required several surgeries.

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