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Old 03-24-08, 10:09 PM   #1
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first accident

i got hit by a honda of some sort today. the ******* hit my back wheel where i proceeded to face plant. luckily the ******* swerved around my skull instead of crushing it with his tire. my bike is ****ed. im ****ed. the best part is the guy yelled at me for riding my bike on the ride. i informed him that PA route 51 is a bike trail and pointed to a share the road sign. all sorts of cops and paramedics came. but im all good. just a little shook up, scraped and bruised.
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Old 03-24-08, 10:11 PM   #2
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glad your not hurt too badly
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Old 03-24-08, 10:23 PM   #3
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on the bright side now you can act superior to all other fixed gear riders cause you have been trashed by the mean streetz of your respective urban area.
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Old 03-24-08, 10:27 PM   #4
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getting any money?
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Old 03-24-08, 10:30 PM   #5
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awwww... you broke ur cherry!

seriously though. glad you made it.
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Old 03-24-08, 10:31 PM   #6
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glad you're alright, get checked out fully though just in case there's something you're not noticing

hope you don't have that nagging uneasiness in the back of your mind whenever you're on the road now
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so you gonna get some money out of the guy or what?
words of advice:
-insurance companies are trained to give you the lowest payout possible, and will use their lawyers to the fullest extent to accomplish this.
-consider a lawyer if the guy puts up a fight, or if you really want to make a buck. there's usually a cyclist rights contingency fee based guy around.
-settling out of court is smoother and breezy if you can negotiate matters with the driver. i managed to do this twice.

this is all assuming 1) you got the license as the guy drived away or 2) the guy was an actual human being, and stopped to trade info.
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we traded info and are gonna make plans for him to pay for the bike parts he messed up(and some he didnt). i already called this ****** to ensure he didnt give me fake info.
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im so turned of by the court system that i choose to stay out of them.
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we traded info and are gonna make plans for him to pay for the bike parts he messed up(and some he didnt). i already called this ****** to ensure he didnt give me fake info.
Yeah make sure you clean the ******* out for everything he is worth and then some. Who cares if he is willing to make up for what he ****ed up, why don't you just tell him the bike was worth 20,000 so that he is really ****ed over, that will teach him.

Do the right thing, get your medical and broken **** fixed, suck it up and walk away.
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Old 03-24-08, 11:09 PM   #11
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If he yelled at you for being in the road, then **** him. Make him pay for your bike. Go to the doctor. Make sure everything is ok. Make him pay for that visit. Make sure you report this to his insurance company. That way, he will have to pay through the nose for years if he wants to continue driving (and he does).
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You kids act like getting hit is the end of the world.

You're luckily not dead, the world isnt over, not for anyone else, not for you. Move on and quit wallowing in such bull**** negativity.
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Old 03-24-08, 11:20 PM   #13
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it was very close to the end of my world actually
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Old 03-24-08, 11:24 PM   #14
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get him to pay for an arrospok
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Old 03-24-08, 11:26 PM   #15
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it was very close to the end of my world actually
I got clipped by a car in the middle of winter in 06 and now I have no feeling from about 5 inches above my thigh to the middle of my shin on my right leg. I totaled my frame out when it bent around my knee I didn't collect any money, I didn't even collect a plate number. You're lucky he stuck around to make sure you weren't dead.

Like I said before, you're not.
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damn that sucks bro. i've been hit by car mirrors and thats it. sometimes when some dumb b@$tch on her cell cuts me off and i meet her at the light i would run my pedal along the bottom of her car. thats when i was all bmx and younger maybe i shouldn't have done it but its not like us riders would get respect here anyway
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You kids act like getting hit is the end of the world.

You're luckily not dead, the world isnt over, not for anyone else, not for you. Move on and quit wallowing in such bull**** negativity.
**** yourself

just because they stuck around does not make it fine or acceptable or something to just shrug off
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**** yourself

just because they stuck around does not make it fine or acceptable or something to just shrug off

Go make another "conversions are gay" thread so you can find another niche to pidgeonhole yourself into before the rest of the trend catches up.

It isnt acceptable, but you dont clean someone out just because you can, the world is full of enough bs as is, be fair and move the **** on.
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speaking of accidents....today, while waiting for the bus, i saw an old lady, probably about 55-60 years old, stumble out of a bus and fall on her ass. this happened like 10 feet from me. it was sooooooo funny. i just stood there like a statue and stared at her. i was like, "hmm...should I help her up? ummm...uhhh. *pause*...*another pause*". then finally, the next three people who walked by stopped to comfort her. they called an ambulance and called a cop over. the whole time i was just standing and staring. what's weird is i didn't feel at all bad about not helping her. am i evil?
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Go make another "conversions are gay" thread so you can find another niche to pidgeonhole yourself into before the rest of the trend catches up.

It isnt acceptable, but you dont clean someone out just because you can, the world is full of enough bs as is, be fair and move the **** on.
no homophobic slurs going on in that conversion thread.

i hope they start making so if you shoot someone on accident all you have to do is pay their medical bill and maybe buy them a new jacket. assault with a deadly weapon? what's that?
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Yeah make sure you clean the ******* out for everything he is worth and then some. Who cares if he is willing to make up for what he ****ed up, why don't you just tell him the bike was worth 20,000 so that he is really ****ed over, that will teach him.

Do the right thing, get your medical and broken **** fixed, suck it up and walk away.
Typically if you do this sort of thing, the driver will probably opt to have his own party of choice do some damage appraisal to make sure you're not getting away with extortion.
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Typically if you do this sort of thing, the driver will probably opt to have his own party of choice do some damage appraisal to make sure you're not getting away with extortion.
I certainly hope so. I guess I apologize to the reactionists here on ssfg, I don't have the cool stance on the issue, but doing the right thing > trying to **** people over

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no homophobic slurs going on in that conversion thread.

i hope they start making so if you shoot someone on accident all you have to do is pay their medical bill and maybe buy them a new jacket. assault with a deadly weapon? what's that?
Hey lets equate what sounds like an accident as a result of negligence to assault, thats a fair comparison. Oh and I saw your convenient edit so that it said "shoot someone on accident" in regards to that, they don't consider shooting someone on accident assault with a deadly weapon, most of the time its considerd manslaughter

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Oh btw I was just replying to the first part of your post... I just now saw the second part, that I myself quoted. Woops
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I certainly hope so. I guess I apologize to the reactionists here on ssfg, I don't have the cool stance on the issue, but doing the right thing > trying to **** people over



Hey lets equate what sounds like an accident as a result of negligence to assault, thats a fair comparison.
Pfutz... it does sound like it was an accident. I also don't think the OP was whining... Im sure he was brandishing it as a badge of honor. Theres nothing wrong with that.

Whats it to you if he's whining? Let him whine... its his moment of glory.

C'mon guys... peeps have been so grumpy these days... its spring. Ride ur bikes!
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C'mon guys... peeps have been so grumpy these days... its spring. Ride ur bikes!
This is what I am saying. **** happens, ride your bike.

I doubt many of us on this forum pay attention to all traffic laws, if one of us hit a pedestrian and they extorted us for money we probably wouldn't be too keen on it, so instead of turning everything into a war people need to keep **** positive and focus on settling disputes fairly, its better for everyone.
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