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What would you do?

Post by HN1989x » Tue May 01, 2018 8:26 pm

If someone hits you from behind whilst you're driving in slow moving traffic and they refuse to stop and appear to be trying to get away from you? :)

A) Give chase
B) Call the police
C) Give up and deal with insurance when you get home as you have their registration number anyway

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Re: What would you do?

Post by marco_polo » Tue May 01, 2018 8:32 pm

:evil: Seeing red, A & B probably! (assuming it was reasonably safe to do so - pick your battles)

You're not having much luck so far are you?! :(
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Re: What would you do?

Post by ihadablackdog » Tue May 01, 2018 8:35 pm

a) no
b) yes and take advice (not 999 though, so would that be 101). Not sure what help they will be though.
c) yes, you'll need to call them with the details.

Another step at the scene would be try and get witness details, is there any cctv around?

Marco - A? Really? Perhaps I'm a wimp (well, ok, I am) but you don't know what they will do if you catch them?

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Re: What would you do?

Post by marco_polo » Tue May 01, 2018 8:41 pm

ihadablackdog wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 8:35 pm
you don't know what they will do if you catch them?
I know exactly what they'll do, make a mess all over my door shut....

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Re: What would you do?

Post by ihadablackdog » Tue May 01, 2018 8:44 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 8:41 pm
ihadablackdog wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 8:35 pm
you don't know what they will do if you catch them?
I know exactly what they'll do, make a mess all over my door shut....

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Re: What would you do?

Post by HN1989x » Tue May 01, 2018 9:10 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 8:32 pm
A & B probably! (assuming it was reasonably safe to do so)

You're not having much luck so far are you?! :(
Nope. The car is exactly two months old today and this is the second time it's been hit. :cry:

I called the police. Told them the car is still in front of me and they could not give a sh*t.

Them: You need to self report
Me: I'm driving behind him right now. Can you send someone before he drives off
Them: Don't follow them
Me: Hes hit my car. Can't someone come and have a chat with him now. I'm driving behind him right now.
Them: Its not feasible for a unit to chase him and to chase you. You aren't in a central location
Me: No need to chase we are in standstill traffic
Them: If there's traffic there's going to be traffic for the police
Me: There's a free bus lane...
Them: "we have to treat everyone the same" <-- wtf does that even mean?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Thankfully, I have a (hideous) dash cam so it recorded the whole thing. I managed to get along side him. It was only after I told him that I have a front and rear dash cam, did he begin to cooperate with me.

Watching the footage, I am actually cringing at how manly I sound when I am angry. I sound like an absolute psycho but still managed to say "PULL OVER PLEASE" :lol:

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Re: What would you do?

Post by ihadablackdog » Tue May 01, 2018 9:22 pm

So what happened?

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Re: What would you do?

Post by HN1989x » Tue May 01, 2018 10:45 pm

ihadablackdog wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 9:22 pm
So what happened?
I followed him for 5 minutes and managed to pull up alongside him as the lights were red. There were cars blocking his way so he had nowhere to go.

I just about managed to shout out the window that I had a dash cam. That’s when he decided to speak to me.

He pulled over at a bus stop on a red route like an absolute dumbass.

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In hindsight. This was quite dangerous lol. Who knows what he could have done! I was by myself 😱

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Re: What would you do?

Post by marco_polo » Tue May 01, 2018 10:52 pm

Glad you hunted the asshole down, you're definitely my new favourite person!
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Re: What would you do?

Post by HN1989x » Wed May 02, 2018 10:57 am

marco_polo wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 10:52 pm
Glad you hunted the asshole down, you're definitely my new favourite person!
:spotman:

I was involved in a hit and run last year.. couldn't let this douchebag get away too! :evil:

Waiting for quotes from BMW. Think i'll just have to go through insurance... :(

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Re: What would you do?

Post by HN1989x » Wed May 02, 2018 3:21 pm

I can't believe it.

I thought it was going to be straight forward claiming directly from his insurers as he admitted liability yesterday evening. He gave me his full details including policy number and home address.

I called his insurers to make the claim directly. He then calls me and tells me that he doesn't believe I have footage of the incident and that I was the one that moved into his lane and damaged his car.

WHY ARE PEOPLE LIKE THIS?

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This is what my rear camera caught... what do you guys think?

He hits me around 28 seconds in.

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Re: What would you do?

Post by Stegosaurus » Wed May 02, 2018 3:53 pm

HN1989x wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 3:21 pm
I can't believe it.

I thought it was going to be straight forward claiming directly from his insurers as he admitted liability yesterday evening. He gave me his full details including policy number and home address.

I called his insurers to make the claim directly. He then calls me and tells me that he doesn't believe I have footage of the incident and that I was the one that moved into his lane and damaged his car.

WHY ARE PEOPLE LIKE THIS?

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This is what my rear camera caught... what do you guys think?

He hits me around 28 seconds in.
He's just trying to call your bluff and muddy the water. Just submit the footage to your insurer, and don't answer the phone to him anymore. Let your insurance deal with it, and when he's caught lying, he'll hopefully be dealt with accordingly.

Kid that rear ended my in traffic last year tried to claim I reversed into him, when the police arrived on scene, I showed them the footage, and he was shown to the back of the 5-0 wagon for a stern word.
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Re: What would you do?

Post by marco_polo » Wed May 02, 2018 3:58 pm

I'm just getting a 'Video Not Found' message. As above though, he's clearly a douche-nozzle so I'd just block his number and legally destroy him.
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Re: What would you do?

Post by Sonic1506 » Wed May 02, 2018 4:14 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 3:58 pm
I'm just getting a 'Video Not Found' message. As above though, he's clearly a douche-nozzle so I'd just block his number and legally destroy him.
+1 although the video works for me.

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Re: What would you do?

Post by CynicalRobot » Wed May 02, 2018 9:10 pm

I wouldnt give chase in a manic way, i would just follow them and pull along side like you did.

I have had it happen before and i try to be as calm as possible. In this case the bloke was an absolute psycho and his misses was in tears trying to calm him down and kept apologising on his behalf. Im only a small fella but i do get small man syndrome in a confrontation like that, i end up like an angry Ronnie Corbett :lol:

She ended up giving me her number and i took a photo of their car whilst walking away. Text'd her later that evening and he called me and it was like a different bloke... such a nice guy and was honest and said he had a sh*t day / i just caught him at a bad time. Got some cash in the end for the damage.

You are so unlucky though, i hope you can get some cash and not go through insurance :( sounds like its going to be a mission for you though :cry:
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