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RoD
10-06-2004, 10:35 PM
member my lil fender bender in feb 04? Yea it was back on the road, what, 3 months?

broke my damned knee cap too

XSquared
10-06-2004, 10:37 PM
Kinda looks like you're on the wrong side of the road (assuming you're the car).

B0bDole
10-06-2004, 11:01 PM
damn that sucks, explain the events

Waldo2k2
10-06-2004, 11:10 PM
from the looks of it you were making a left turn and cut the corner to close, hitting someone?

RoD
10-06-2004, 11:16 PM
very short version:

i was making a right turn and the un-repaired road blew my tire causing me to be uncontrollably pulled into oncoming traffic. I'll put more tomm im rlly drugged, have a meeting with a lawyer tomm also, thinks i have a strong case on the state.

Waldo2k2
10-06-2004, 11:21 PM
glad to hear it wasn't your fault, I wouldn've had to slap you. :D

Vicious
10-06-2004, 11:27 PM
Are you the one taking the picture.. or the one staring at the camera like your going to kill it... or who..

RoD
10-06-2004, 11:35 PM
top left in yamaha hat

Vicious
10-06-2004, 11:38 PM
Ahh the one thinkng "Why me.. "

Well im glad you didnt get too injured. Looks like your car got injured though.

I bet it made you mad that the truck doesnt even looked damaged :(

kermi3
10-07-2004, 06:16 AM
member my lil fender bender in feb 04? Yea it was back on the road, what, 3 months?

broke my damned knee cap too

though you are standing in that picture...ow

Doesn't sound like fun, good luck

ober
10-07-2004, 07:03 AM
Hope the knee heals quick. Sorry to hear about your luck.

major_small
10-07-2004, 07:07 AM
ahh that blows... you don't happen to have a picture of the damage to the truck, do you?

RoD
10-07-2004, 07:17 AM
ya i have to resize it. u cant tell cuz its dark he only got light scratches no dents or anything

major_small
10-07-2004, 07:20 AM
that sucks... not that I'd want him to have damage too, but that's just a great reason for imposing stricter height and weight standards for consumer vehicles...

RoD
10-07-2004, 07:52 AM
ford vs ford....

built ford tough diodnt come with my car i guess :)

VirtualAce
10-07-2004, 07:57 AM
Actually what it means is that he was going faster than you. The slower car gets the brunt of the damage. But he is a full frame vehicle and your uni-body puddle jumper is no match for that. Good illustration of why they want to force truck and SUV manufacterers to make sure the bumpers on the beasts line up with car bumpers. Look how far up the truck went into the car. The bumpers did not meet and if you were going faster, you would've been wearing his Ford emblem on your forehead. Your bumper didn't do anything but get squashed under his vehicle. The truck hit you right in the soft spot where the radiator is. There is nothing to stop him from slamming right into the passenger compartment save for your engine block which is probably what did stop him.


And that's not a fender bender - that's trashed/totaled/kaputt.

RoD
10-07-2004, 07:58 AM
yea my first accident was a fender bender i was able to repair. I'm looking at a ford ranger today.

Sang-drax
10-07-2004, 08:00 AM
Glad you're OK.
(at least it could have been much worse)

have a meeting with a lawyer tomm also, thinks i have a strong case on the state.
USA... :rolleyes: :)
This is probably one of the issues where Sweden differs most from the USA. Cases like that would never work here. I don't know why, but no one would even think of it. Different culture/mentality probably.

VirtualAce
10-07-2004, 08:01 AM
Yeah we can sue our own government....you gotta love it.

RoD
10-07-2004, 08:08 AM
lmfao well we have been asking them to fix that pothole for YEARRRRS...

ober
10-07-2004, 08:36 AM
Good illustration of why they want to force truck and SUV manufacterers to make sure the bumpers on the beasts line up with car bumpers. Look how far up the truck went into the car. The bumpers did not meet and if you were going faster, you would've been wearing his Ford emblem on your forehead. Your bumper didn't do anything but get squashed under his vehicle. The truck hit you right in the soft spot where the radiator is. There is nothing to stop him from slamming right into the passenger compartment save for your engine block which is probably what did stop him.
And I guess they're going to stop people from using lift-kits too, huh?

Thantos
10-07-2004, 08:38 AM
I'd still blame your bad driving skills, I mean how hard is it to avoid a pothole that you know is there?

Glad you were able to gimp away :)

RoD
10-07-2004, 09:01 AM
you cant without going into the other lane. I was third in the PA mazda rev it up drive challenge punk :P

Brian
10-07-2004, 09:13 AM
thats pretty cool.

RoD
10-07-2004, 09:17 AM
thats pretty cool.

thnx bro, how u been?
:D

DrakkenKorin
10-07-2004, 02:12 PM
>>i was making a right turn and the un-repaired road blew my tire causing me to be uncontrollably pulled into oncoming traffic. I'll put more tomm im rlly drugged, have a meeting with a lawyer tomm also, thinks i have a strong case on the state.<<

i'd be interested on how this plays out.

wouldnt be surprised if the states offers expert testimony on how a properly inflated and cared for tire would have managed to clear the road hazard - therefore the balme is place upon you and your bad driving skillz and bad tires.

good luck, you'll probably need it.

Jeremy G
10-07-2004, 02:22 PM
ford vs ford....

built ford tough diodnt come with my car i guess :)
Never seend built ford tough on a car commercial.

But I always see it on their truck commericals. Perhaps you shouldnt be driving such a wimpy womans vehicle? Time to upgrade to a mans vehicle ???

Thantos
10-07-2004, 02:25 PM
And a man's manufacturer

Jeremy G
10-07-2004, 02:26 PM
Actually what it means is that he was going faster than you. The slower car gets the brunt of the damage.

The car with less momentum experiences the highest forces. I'm willing to bet that RoD was the fasted vehicle, and that the truck was hardly moving, if at all. I say that as if the truck had been moving, both vehicles would have made it farther into the intersection. By position of the truck, I'm pretty sure the truck driver was not at fault in any way.

RoD
10-07-2004, 03:30 PM
the truck was doing 30, i was doing 10

Jeremy G
10-07-2004, 03:40 PM
the truck was doing 30, i was doing 10
Doubtfull.

I mean, common. Hes right at the stop sign. So either you are saying he instantly accelerated to 30mph about to turn onto the main road, or it was about to instantly stop before turning on to the main road. I'm betting you turned wide, and too fast.

Megashens on this thread.

pablo615
10-07-2004, 03:44 PM
Considering how close to the stop sign the wreck was, the truck should have been going alot slower...

B0bDole
10-07-2004, 04:38 PM
And I guess they're going to stop people from using lift-kits too, huh? when i read that first i thought it said fork lifts, and i was wondering why people would be driving those on the road ..

RoD
10-07-2004, 05:50 PM
the owner of the truck was unaware of the stop sign according to his statement. Combine that with the fact hes pulling a 10x15 enclosed trailer with two harley's in it.

jeremey g, who the I am sillyI am sillyI am sillyI am silly do u think u are? dont like my thread, then I am sillyI am sillyI am sillyI am silly off

no-one
10-07-2004, 06:32 PM
very nicely handled... bad day today?

XSquared
10-07-2004, 06:34 PM
>bad day today?
His car just got totalled. I'd be a little snippy if I was him.

no-one
10-07-2004, 06:42 PM
quite true, but sometimes asses have their place...

VirtualAce
10-07-2004, 07:18 PM
The car with less momentum experiences the highest forces.


You contradict yourself. Rod had less momentum if he was moving slower. The slower car always gets the most damage. My friend is an accident reconstructionist and they can normally tell who was going faster based on this principle. It get's kind of fuzzy when both cars are traveling at approximately the same speed.

It makes sense though. The truck had more momentum and thus can cause more damage. Even if the other car had been a puddle jumper Rod's car still would have gotten more damage.

And lift-kit's are aftermarket stuff and yes some of them are illegal. Bumpers are not considered aftermarket and as such all OEM parts fall under government regulations, at least that's the plan. Yes they will lower the SUVs and trucks to match with the cars somehow - they are already in the process of doing this.

RoD
10-07-2004, 07:18 PM
sorry guys, i can only take 2 meds every 8 hours and they wore off.

Lurker
10-07-2004, 07:26 PM
Don't get hooked on the medication now :) . Not that it could really mess up YOUR brain, anyway, but people look down on you.

Hope it all works out.

VirtualAce
10-07-2004, 07:37 PM
Wow did everyone post at the same time? My post was not at the end just a couple of minutes ago. Hmm.. Weird.

Yeah jeremy..get lost. Rod's had a bad day. Hope you get it fixed (actually probably another car), and hope everything works out bud.

Oh and about suing the city government.....nice....real nice. My sis is a lawyer and you probably do have a very good case.

RoD
10-07-2004, 07:59 PM
so much pain.....

linuxdude
10-07-2004, 08:00 PM
hope you get better, and good luck

Thantos
10-07-2004, 08:20 PM
Yes they will lower the SUVs and trucks to match with the cars somehow - they are already in the process of doing this.

They should raise the car's bumpers at the same time. Then you can ........ off both groups equally :)

VirtualAce
10-07-2004, 08:38 PM
They should raise the car's bumpers at the same time. Then you can ........ off both groups equally


Yep. LOL.

:D

scrappy
10-07-2004, 10:39 PM
That really sucks dude. Hope your knee feels better and just be glad that you didn't up with a mouthful of bumper :) They'd call you Toothless Rod and kids would throw rocks at you.

major_small
10-08-2004, 06:08 AM
all you physics majors are forgetting that speed is not the only factor involved in figuring out momentum... it's velocity x mass, and a truck with an enclosed trailor containing two cycles has more mass than his car, so even if he was going 30 and the truck was going 10, his car would still have less momentum, and with the high point of impact his car never stood a chance... no matter how fast he was going...

Jeremy G
10-08-2004, 07:39 AM
You contradict yourself. Rod had less momentum if he was moving slower. The slower car always gets the most damage. My friend is an accident reconstructionist and they can normally tell who was going faster based on this principle. It get's kind of fuzzy when both cars are traveling at approximately the same speed.

It makes sense though. The truck had more momentum and thus can cause more damage. Even if the other car had been a puddle jumper Rod's car still would have gotten more damage.

And lift-kit's are aftermarket stuff and yes some of them are illegal. Bumpers are not considered aftermarket and as such all OEM parts fall under government regulations, at least that's the plan. Yes they will lower the SUVs and trucks to match with the cars somehow - they are already in the process of doing this.


I didn't contradict myself at all. Not at all in my post did I say RoD's car wasn't affected teh most. I'm saying your reasoning that the truck was moving the fastest is nonsense.

YOu see, momentum is impulse over time, and impulse is mass times velocity. It is very easy to have a slower vehicle with greater mass to have more momentum then a faster vehicle with less mass.

So you see, I didn't contradict myself, you simply misread/misinterprited my post.

And RoD don't get so mad. It's not that I don't feel bad you busted your car and your knee, I don't disagree that potholes that are suposed to be fixed by our taxes caused your accident is sucky. I just don't think the truck was going 30 mph.

whackaxe
10-08-2004, 09:48 AM
we should start a fund to buy rod an A.P.C :) hope the pills taste nice at least

Thantos
10-08-2004, 09:51 AM
He'd find a way to wreck that also. He has the same curse as Tim Taylor.