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Old 01-14-2001, 02:14 AM   #1
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Angry I want to know who declared open season on Subies....

So I can kick his a$$. I was just coming home from gameworks with Red-Imp, and some drunk kid sideswipes my car! The damage isn't major, but I am seriously pissed. I am moving in 6 days, and now I have to deal with this crap as well. I want to rant more, but my language is wanting to deteriorate to not so nice words. Good night.
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Old 01-14-2001, 02:24 AM   #2
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NO!!

Tell me this is a joke Curt.

Tell me they at least busted the drunk b@stard and he had insurance.

Sorry to hear that. Let me know if you need anything.

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Old 01-14-2001, 02:38 AM   #3
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Nope, no joke. An yes the young gentleman is cooling his heels with Johnny Lawman. They towed his car too. The kid was really cool about the whole thing, but I still wanted to inflict permanent damage on him. This still sucks.
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Old 01-14-2001, 03:08 AM   #4
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It's no joke. I was in the passenger seat when the kid in the other car hit the door right next to me. The light had just changed and we were pulling away from Arizona Mills, headed to the on ramp. I watched a red Ford ZX-2 fender start to veer into our lane and started yelling "Woah, woah, woah..." By the time I got the third woah out, there was a bump-bump and it was too late. If I had had a steering wheel or Curt could have seen what I could see a little flick of wheel and some breaks could have avoided it. Unfortunately, I had no time to communicate anything that complex and Curt couldn't see what was happening below my window sill.

It really sucks. Fortunately we weren't moving very fast yet, nobody was hurt, and the damage is pretty minor. Unfortunately, there are a couple of dents and some paint scratching that Curt will have to have taken care of and he's leaving next Friday. Really bad timing.

What I think happened was that traffic was moving slowly in the kid's lane and Curt was pulling away from him. The kid driving the ZX-2 must have really misjudged Curt's speed and started to pull into our lane WAY too early. If he had been sober he would probably have been able to snap his wheel back quick enough to avoid us. ...but he wasn't. I could smell it on him. I told Curt that he didn't want this kid going anywhere before we got some police there. Fortunately, the kid felt really bad and seemed willing to stay and make it right. Also fortunately, he had an insurance card.

Bad night for Curt. Worse night for the kid. Late night for me.

Goodnight,

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Old 01-14-2001, 04:13 AM   #5
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2 stories
1) I got rear-ended in my mom's car when I was 17. (happened to be less than 45 minutes after I backed into somebody else, but that's a different story) It was an early 80's Audi POS, I heard squealing tires as I sat at a red light, looked in my mirror in time to watch him slide into me. We pulled into a parking lot, exchanged info, and because it didn't look major (just some scratched in mom's bumper) I didn't call the cops. He did have a valid proof-of-insurance card. BUMMER! When my dad called his insurance, they said he had been dropped several months ago. Valid proof does not always mean valid insurance.
2) I was doing about 10mph over the limit at quarter to 2 one morning, going home, when some guy started tailgating me mercilessly. I tried tactic 1 and I sped up a lot to put space between us, then I slowed back to limit+10. He caught up. He was so close that I couldn't see his headlights in my mirrors. I tried tactic 2 and stepped on the brakes, not enough to engage them, just enough to turn the lights on. He slammed on his brakes. Then he caught up again. So I turned my blinker on and slowed down, moving off to the side. As he went flying by his passenger threw a full can of beer at my car, hitting the driver's side back door and window. That pissed me off. So I chased his lazy butt down at about 50 over the speed limit, wrote his license number, and got ready to call the cops. He pulled into the AM/PM. I followed him, blocking his car in. His passenger and I both hopped out, passenger being a fairly large football-looking fellow. Oh yeah, he also had a tire iron. He told me to move or he'd kill me. The 911 operator heard this. So I moved. He went inside and got some beer, and I verbally abused his driver. Then they took off, and about ten seconds later 5 Oly cops went sailing by after him. They got him. The cop who took my statement smelled the beer drying on my car, told me that the kids were smarting off to the cops, and they were both drunk. He asked if I wanted to press charges. I hesitated, and he volunteered that they were going to jack them up on as much as possible even without mine. So I said forget it. Let him explain to his parents why he's in jail, why their car was impounded, etc.

Lessons learned. Call your insurance company after calling the cops... have them verify the guy's coverage before you all leave the scene.
Don't take crap from drunk people... call the cops and let them have fun. It's even better if you get death threats on 911 tape.
Lesson 3, don't be a jerk around me on the freeway, I call 911 lots. The other day some kid in a wrangler was tailgating, cutting people off, etc. in heavy traffic. I called 911, told them that he was doing this, and a cop just pulled onto the road. Then the kid CUT OFF THE COP!!!! WOO HOOO! busted.
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Old 01-14-2001, 04:14 AM   #6
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Whoa. Sorry about the long post. Sometimes I get carried away.
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Old 01-14-2001, 05:11 AM   #7
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Dayum, turbo4me, sorry to hear that, but just think about it this way, if he was drunk, you atleast stopped him from doing something major, like going 60 into an intersection with on comming traffic, so there is a good side here, you never know who he might've hit if it wasn't you, could've been someone you knew. But yeah, stupid drivers suck, and as long as he covers it, or what not, then there's nothing to get mad about.
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Old 01-14-2001, 05:19 AM   #8
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Sorry to here about your car! Drunks should have their cars impounded and sold at auction! Use the proceeds to pay for body damage repairs (human and automobile).

Sorry for the rant! I know how he feels.
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Old 01-14-2001, 07:53 AM   #9
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Tha sucks Curt! Get some pictures up for us...

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Old 01-14-2001, 09:00 AM   #10
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Someone here posted that they pulled forward a little bit to avoid being tagged at a stop light. I had to do the same thing last night. Some moron in a Ford Taurus seemed to be getting larger in my rearview mirror very quickly. As his rate of growth slowed, I saw that it was gonna be too close for comfort. I pulled forward as much as I could, and lo and behold, when he finally stopped, his headlights were well below my field of view.

Why are there so many stupid people out there? Sorry, had to rant.
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Old 01-14-2001, 10:05 AM   #11
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On Friday I took out the 323is to run a couple of errands in Raleigh (the Subie is godawful loud, so I only drive it off the highway and for short distances.)

I'm sitting at a stoplight where the rightmost lane forks: I'm in the one going straight (at the stoplight) while the one turning right (onto the inner beltline) sits at a yield sign.

A lady in a black 970 (on the cell phone) pulls out to make a left onto the onramp right across from me. While everyone else makes the standard left, this lady cuts out in front of me (missing me by a couple of feet), goes over the raised pavement median, and is now in a position, at the yield sign, to turn right.

That's one of the worst ones I've seen yet. If anyone would have been sitting at that yield sign, they would've been pegged.

Just venting a little. I hate cell phones.
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Old 01-14-2001, 01:45 PM   #12
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i was just parked at a mall parking lot on thursday when i was at work...when i came back i was welcomed by big a$$ scratch or should i say scratches on my rear bumper...it's pretty bad..the worst part is my car was only 9 days old ...makes me want to kill somebody
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Old 01-14-2001, 03:54 PM   #13
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Well, Curt is busy packing. So, I'll say thanks for the sympathetic "ear" on his behalf.

Poor guy. This is the second time. He had his Honda CRV less then two weeks when somebody rear-ended him in it. He's just not ment to drive a new car.

Horatio,

Holy cow man! Don't play with drunk football stars, they're dangerous. I once knew a guy that got a military career because he put two cops in the hospital for 6 weeks after a drinking episode. (He was 6'6", over 300 lbs and going to college on a football scholarship. Or, at least he was about to before the incident.) Fortunately, this was nothing like any of that. Just a minor fender bender.

Poor kid. He made all the mistakes. "Yeah, officer, I've only had a _couple_ of drinks." "Yes, that's my open bottle of beer on the ground. My buddies chucked it out the window before before abandoning me."

(Note: may not be actual quotes. Story dramatized for entertainment purposes.)

Be safe,

-Red

PS: Eric,

There was not much in the way of damage so the pictures would be pretty booring. Mostly emotional scars. (And, hopefully, a hard lesson learned by one young man.)
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Old 01-14-2001, 08:01 PM   #14
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Red - I kinda got a little emotional. It really made me mad that some jerk threw his can of beer at my brand new $35k Jeep. You'll notice that I already had the 911 operator on the phone before he got out. I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid.
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Old 01-14-2001, 10:00 PM   #15
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It really made me mad that some jerk threw his can of beer at my brand new $35k Jeep.
I don't blame you. I get pissed off when some idiot cuts me off.

Good move dialing 911. It's always good to get death threats on tape in front of a trained police witness. Much better then, say... being alone in a dark alley.

Take care,

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Old 01-15-2001, 12:23 AM   #16
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Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Oops. Wrong board.
Cell phones don't kill people... you get the picture. Don't hate cell phones. They can save your *ss. Hate the stupid person chatting while trying to drive.
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Old 01-15-2001, 11:34 AM   #17
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Yeah... the driver ended up with a DUI while underage... heh heh heh. I'm sure his parents were happy. I don't know about the other guy, probably just public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, etc.
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Old 01-16-2001, 12:04 AM   #18
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No matter how you look at it, that just suck's.
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