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    Rear-ended

    So, Wednesday, I went home at lunch to get my bike (motorcycle) but thankfully, I did not take it back to work because I ended up getting rear-ended in my truck while on my way home for the day. I was in the right lane, only going about 60 - 65 MPH (speed limit) on the highway when I got hit (not going fast enough?) .. I think she was going about 90 (maybe more). I could see it coming too .. little Supra coming up fast in the middle lane, then slowly changed to my lane. As I watched (one eye on the road, the other in my mirror), I was thinking to myself "Hmm, that car is coming up pretty quickly but the exit is coming and I'm in the lane so it will have to slow down". Then I suddenly realized that it wasn't slowing and the next thing I know, I was hit hard, lifting the back of my truck off the ground (at least it felt like it). On impact, it seemed as if my head was going to rip off and land in the back seat (the high-back bucket seats really aren't high enough). Even though it was a pretty violent hit, there were no real injuries to anyone. I have a little whiplash thing going but not too bad .. more irritating than anything but occasionally painful. The funny thing is that there were 2 other perfectly clear lanes to use ... I guess she wanted he lane I was in. Also, no skid marks so I guess there was no attempt to stop from hitting me either. The bumper and floor of the bed are bent, cab has a couple dents, frame may be tweaked a little .. not sure yet and her car looked surprisingly good. At least I didn' crash after the initial hit.

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    Could there have been,...A CELL PHONE INVOLVED? Or was she just so stupid she could not see a pickup in daylight? Permanent Liscence revocation, the only answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Chuck
    Could there have been,...A CELL PHONE INVOLVED? Or was she just so stupid she could not see a pickup in daylight? Permanent Liscence revocation, the only answer.
    Nope .. I saw 2 hands on the steering wheel just before impact .. didn't see a phone. If I tried to avoid the accident, it probably would have been worse (get hit on angle). It's all too screwy to me .. never been hit before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Chuck
    Could there have been,...A CELL PHONE INVOLVED? Or was she just so stupid she could not see a pickup in daylight? Permanent Liscence revocation, the only answer.
    Although this wasn't cell phone related, I saw a cell phone accident today.

    A lady was talking on a cell phone while trying to pull into a parking spot in a Target parking lot. Believe it or not, when she tried to pull into the parking spot, she ran into a parked car.
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    I wonder what makes people act so stupid in their cars?

    I mean you wouldn't just run full-tilt into the side of a building would you? or maybe some people would...

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    Unbelievable! Was the woman high or something? Did the police arrest her when they showed up? It almost sounds like she TRIED to hit you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MsVicki
    Unbelievable! Was the woman high or something? Did the police arrest her when they showed up? It almost sounds like she TRIED to hit you!
    Okay, even more unbelievable ... no skid marks ... no witnesses .. no police were ever called. I was more concerned at the time that I would be late picking up my 6 year-old from the bus so once we exchanged info and determined we were okay and could drive off, we did. We'll see what happens with this ... it's my 1st real accident so I wasn't too versed on exactly what to do at the time, plus I was a little shaken up by it. I know, what a sissy .I was on the phone with my insurance company within a half hour of the accident. They didn't seem to alarmed that there were no plice involved. Afterward, I had the same thought .. that she hit me on purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stor Mand
    .. that she hit me on purpose.
    Did you happen to know her?

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