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Old 11-18-08, 04:19 PM   #1
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Hit and Run?

I'm riding back to school from lunch when a car pulls out from the curb right in front of me. i swirve almost parallel to the car, but end up sort of falling into the driver side door. my had first, followed by my shoulder. i'm able to right my self back up and ride on. the woman then passes me and flips me off. awesome.

is this a hit and run?
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I think a hit and run is where she hits, you not the other way around.
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Old 11-18-08, 04:26 PM   #3
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I think a hit and run is where she hits, you not the other way around.
Not exactly, and if he had right of way, she technically did hit him by pulling in front of him (the traffic she should be yielding to).

I don't think it counts as a hit and run if you started riding off and she went past you and flipped you the bird. Would be a different story if you were lying on the ground when she drove off, but that's not the case
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Hard to say if it was a hit and run just based on that. I hope you're okay though.

The woman sounds really vile though for not even asking if you were okay.

Getting hit by a car is not a fun experience.
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I think a hit and run is where she hits, you not the other way around.
Doesn't matter... in any accident the parties involved are required to stay and swap info, or report the incident to the police depending on your local laws. Of course if she stopped and you both said **** the cops, cool deal. But her driving off after an accident, no matter how small, is a hit and run.

Hope your head is okay, dude.... be sure it is before you go home or away from people.
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Doesn't matter... in any accident the parties involved are required to stay and swap info, or report the incident to the police depending on your local laws. Of course if she stopped and you both said **** the cops, cool deal. But her driving off after an accident, no matter how small, is a hit and run.

Hope your head is okay, dude.... be sure it is before you go home or away from people.
Right, but I think the point that the poster was trying to make was that if he rode off, then the other driver might not have considered it an accident at all.
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thanks for insights. by the time i made it back to right side of the road (she forced me into the middle of the left lane) she already had bus lengths on me. i definitely wasn't the one who cut out. anyway, i'm over it.

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