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Old 08-20-09, 04:24 PM   #1
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some mother****ing ***** hit me

So, I was on a 2 lane road, going plenty fast as the speed limit is 15mph. I go to turn right, the road I'm turning onto is clear. So, I turn and then the ****ing ***** behind me sideswipes me and hits the back triangle of my bike. I go flying and so does my bike. The only real damage is the bar that runs from the seat post to the axel on the non-crank side is a little bent, like a miniscule amount. But seriously, **** that *****. I yelled at the top of my lungs at her for a good 5 minutes and then got on my bike and left.
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Old 08-20-09, 04:29 PM   #2
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Carry one of those souvenir bats ... they do work
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Old 08-20-09, 04:29 PM   #3
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thats ****ty dude... did you get a plate number? the fact that he hit your rear triangle with the front of his car must mean you were in pretty clear view of the driver....
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D:

You left without getting her information? Man she should be paying for damages.
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I'm trying to picture this...

So you're making a right turn, presumably from the right lane, onto a clear cross street. The speed limit is 15mph, so I'll assume you're doing at least the limit.
Unless you either slowed to a crawl, or the person who hit you was driving insanely close to start with, or was speeding like a maniac... How do they sideswipe you?

Just as a note - don't leave the scene from someone hitting you. Get the police involved, file a report, get insurance information. Injuries aren't always apparent at the scene of an accident due to adrenaline/endorphins, etc. As long as you have a police report on file and an open insurance case, you've got some fallback if something becomes evident a couple weeks down the road.
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Old 08-20-09, 04:49 PM   #6
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I feel like a dumbass. I got no info...
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Old 08-20-09, 04:56 PM   #7
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I got hit on my klein pinnacle about 9 years ago by a cab, I did not think anything was damaged the seat post was turned I straightened the seat out and road away, two weeks later my frame cracks right at the seat tube. warranty was denied, Bad move
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Old 08-20-09, 05:04 PM   #8
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I'm sorry to here this, but a post in the "MS paint your mishaps" thread would be appreciated.
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Old 08-20-09, 05:06 PM   #9
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did they stop?
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yelling at her for 5 minutes accomplishes nothing. getting her info and filing a report does. glad you're ok though.
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made my night!!!!
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yelling for 5 min < brand spanking new bike.
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I'm trying to picture this...

So you're making a right turn, presumably from the right lane, onto a clear cross street. The speed limit is 15mph, so I'll assume you're doing at least the limit.
Unless you either slowed to a crawl, or the person who hit you was driving insanely close to start with, or was speeding like a maniac... How do they sideswipe you?
And how do they bend the NDS seat stay that way?
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