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December 29th, 2008

rough morning @ 12:20 pm

Current Mood: grateful grateful

It’s been a rough morning. On the way to work we got run off the road by a big red utility truck. We were in the curb lane when the truck next to us decided he wanted to be in the curb lane and moved over without looking. gazerwolf managed to get us up over the curb without getting hit or running into a pole, the truck just kept on going, no clue we were ever there. No injuries though, just a flat tire and some cosmetic damage to the car. That’s when we found out our spare didn’t fit, we bought the car used and never thought to try it until we needed it. So we hiked a half-mile or so with the tire to a repair shop we’d passed, they had a used tire in stock that fit so they made sure the rim wasn’t bent and put the tire on us and we’re back on our way.

We tried to file a police report but they said since the truck didn’t make contact and it wasn’t intentional (road rage) there wasn’t anything they could do about it. On the positive side it just cost us $27.50 for the tire, and some time and a hike to get it, and the weather was good (sunny, clear & around 40F). And the kids were safe at home with Granny.
 
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From:ishte
Date:December 29th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
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Wow that's a load of crap. That truck caused an accident whether it was intentional or not. Did you see where the truck was from? I'd pursue that a little more with the company it came from if the police won't do anything. That'd be like saying if I turned in front of someone because I didn't see them, and caused them to hit another car avoiding me that I have no blame in the accident. That driver wasn't paying enough attention to what he was doing. He's a hazard and next time if his company is not alerted to this, he could seriously hurt some one.
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From:solarbird
Date:December 29th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
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Yikes scary. Congratulations on not dying! And that guy's company should totally pay for your new tire.
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From:scubagrrl
Date:December 29th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
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That's awful. The report should be filed for negligence, at the least. So what's the moral? To let yourself get hit so you can file a report? That doesn't sound right.

Glad you're ok and the repairs are minor.
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From:rosepurr
Date:December 29th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad you're okay!
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From:stickmaker
Date:December 29th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
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Glad you're both safe.

Sometimes I wonder what the Lexington Police actually do. I almost never see them, and when I do they're usually either riding around or sitting parked, ignoring event traffic they should be directing.
From:ext_48337
Date:December 29th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
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How scary and frustrating! Am glad you both are safe, and it wasn't worse.
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From:thndrstd
Date:December 29th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
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Well, that sounds crappy, but at least it wasn't too costly and no one was hurt. May the New Year be better!

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