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Hit and Run Hindsight

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    Hit and Run Hindsight


    Was on the way to work tonight on the Grom.

    I'm stopped at a light in the center of the right lane and all of a sudden, I feel a bump. I didn't fall over and did not get hurt. Looking back, the old lady there was an old lady driving a Civic. Clearly, she's shocked and knows that she's hit me. I was a bit hopped up on adrenaline and jumped off and she immediately starts denying that she hit me and that she didn't even feel a bump. That's when I get pissed and I start yelling at her. I ask her to get out and at this point, she shakes her head, puts it in drive and drives off.

    I hopped on the bike to give chase at 5 below the speed limit for about 3 miles before she pulls into an apartment complex. As it turns out, a couple had seen it go down and decided to follow us to back my story up. They pull in and the girl goes to talk to the lady and the guy is chatting with me. The guy goes off to chat with the old lady and I decide to just calm down and do a damage assessment. When I'm calm, I go over and the guy pulls me aside and says that he thinks that she is drunk and that he doesn't want to see her arrested. I'm of the same mind since I don't want to see the old bag hauled off in cuffs really.

    She finally comes over to talk, is still denying it, and doesn't bother apologizing. I decided to just take her information and do a damage assessment when it's light out, I suspect it's nothing.

    Now that I've had a few hours, I'm actually stewing mad about the audacity of her denial. As it turns out, her F-in license is 3 years expired too. I wish she had gotten nicked for DUI now.

    What's my move? I can't tell if there's damage and if there's not, really the only loss on my part is the 15 minutes of my time chasing her and my anger. The greater societal impact is that this lady may go do it to someone else and actually kill them.

    Do I report her? The cops won't be able to prove that she was drunk given the amount of time passed, but it would still be a good warning.

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    Re: Hit and Run Hindsight

    Report her. Her next trip could kill someone.

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    Re: Hit and Run Hindsight

    A little honesty when you've made a mistake goes a long way in not getting fucked the fuck over.

    Fuck her the fuck over. Lying bitch.

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    Re: Hit and Run Hindsight

    Quote Originally Posted by wiggeywackyo View Post
    Now that I've had a few hours, I'm actually stewing mad about the audacity of her denial.
    I have pretty strong feelings about cut-n-dry DUI. Yet hypocritically, I think I would have been tempted to let that slide if it was a slight tap. I guess it's hard to look at another human and do something expecting them to leave in handcuffs. However - the denial would have erased my patience.

    I think you should report it to the local PD. It's possible she's a known offender, 'off the wagon', or they've had some unsolved hit-n-runs in the neighborhood recently.

    Years ago someone backed in to my car and put a dent in the quarter panel. He called the police himself, who found me. The way the cars were parked, I understood the mistake. Although it was pretty clear he hadn't looked at all while reversing. Since the car was a heap, I figured I'd just pull the dent out no big deal. I gave the guy the easiest possible outcome. But then he goes and says something about me being parked illegally. Even after I'd been easy going about it and was letting everything slide. I was parked legally. No gray area about it. And the officer agreed. I didn't think much of it, but 20 minutes later I regretted being as kind as I had been.

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    Re: Hit and Run Hindsight

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
    Report her. Her next trip could kill someone.
    This, you got a good heart dude (op) but I'm on the side of she's going to hurt someone. If it was me and I saw her on the news that she hurt someone I'd feel horrible that maybe just maybe I could have prevented it. What the cops do is beyond your control obviously but at least you tried. IMHO

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    Re: Hit and Run Hindsight

    I'd let it go. Not worth the effort. Even if there is damage to your bike, I'd just eat the few hundred bucks instead of trying to chase it down.

    FYI, a completely not at fault accident STILL impacts your insurance.

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    Re: Hit and Run Hindsight

    Quote Originally Posted by JettaJayGLS View Post
    I'd let it go. Not worth the effort. Even if there is damage to your bike, I'd just eat the few hundred bucks instead of trying to chase it down.

    FYI, a completely not at fault accident STILL impacts your insurance.
    He doesn't have to go through his insurance, it's the paper trail on the other driver that's important.

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    Just got home and had a look. No noticeable damage. The whole running and denial bit really rubs me the wrong way. I'm going to report it at the PD tomorrow, she's a danger. The slow speed chase was both frustrating and fuckin' funny as hell though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JettaJayGLS View Post
    I'd let it go. Not worth the effort. Even if there is damage to your bike, I'd just eat the few hundred bucks instead of trying to chase it down.

    FYI, a completely not at fault accident STILL impacts your insurance.
    Not in MA apparently. Learned it here. FYI

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    Quote Originally Posted by JettaJayGLS View Post
    I'd let it go. Not worth the effort. Even if there is damage to your bike, I'd just eat the few hundred bucks instead of trying to chase it down.

    FYI, a completely not at fault accident STILL impacts your insurance.
    Completely disagree

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    Re: Hit and Run Hindsight

    I had a similar incident with an older lady. She too was a complete bitch about it. I called the cops and told them the situation. They did jack shit. I'm not saying don't report it, but I wouldn't expect much action about it. They'll nab her once she parks in the candy bar section at Cumbies.

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    Re: Hit and Run Hindsight

    Did you get the info of the couple who also pulled over? Will they also be willing to talk to the PD?

    I highly doubt that the PD will do anything after the fact.

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    Re: Hit and Run Hindsight

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
    Report her. Her next trip could kill someone.
    I got hit head on by a drunk at 12:30 pm. Guy had three priors and no license.

    Report.

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    Glad you and the bike are ok. Please establish a paper trail, ideally with both the police and your insurance company, even if you aren't filing a damage claim.

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    I would have called the police the second she denied it.

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    Re: Hit and Run Hindsight

    I would have called the cops, made a report and pressed for her arrest. I don't give a fuck how old and innocent she is. Next time could be a head on or a kid chasing a ball. I'd still report it, for whatever its worth past tense.

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    Re: Hit and Run Hindsight

    A 68yo man drove through an outdoor dining crowd the other day killing a woman and injuring 7.

    I'd report it, especially if there was alcohol involved.

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    I am no expert, but to pin the DUI, reporting it when it happened would be the best way to prove that DUI so she could be tested when the BAC was up. At this point, isnít it her word against yours?

    Reading this thread sucks to hear it happens so often

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    Re: Hit and Run Hindsight

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    //Reading this thread sucks to hear it happens so often
    Add texting drivers, deadly for motorcyclists. Guy never hit the brakes. We’ve added front and rear dash cams to our cars.


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    Re: Hit and Run Hindsight

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    I am no expert, but to pin the DUI, reporting it when it happened would be the best way to prove that DUI so she could be tested when the BAC was up. At this point, isnít it her word against yours?
    Maybe I read the post differently, but I never thought this was about getting her charged. That ship already sailed. It's about her future potential.

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    Re: Hit and Run Hindsight

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Add texting drivers, deadly for motorcyclists. Guy never hit the brakes. We’ve added front and rear dash cams to our cars.
    Ouch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vovchandr View Post
    Not in MA apparently. Learned it here. FYI
    All I know, is that when I changed insurance, there was a question that said "have you had any accidents or moving violations in the past 3 years." I said no and moved on. When it came to underwriting the policy they mentioned an accident that I was 100% not at fault for (t-boned in parking lot, other driver admitted fault at the scene to the police officer and it was in the report and I didn't pay a penny or any deductibles) and my premium increased. MA license.

    If the goal is to start a paper trail about her bad driving habits. Calling the police and filing a report makes sense, but I wouldn't expect anything to come out of this incident. Maybe it helps pin the next one on her.
    If the goal is to get some money, it does not seem worth the time or "potential" impact to insurance.

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    On some real shit, drinking and driving is not something I’m not ok with allowing to slide for the sake of “don’t want to see an old lady with a 3 year old expired licensed that just hit me get arrested”. She doesn’t belong on the road. And yes I don’t know the backstory or what she’s going through but the next person may not be as lucky as you.

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    Re: Hit and Run Hindsight

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Add texting drivers, deadly for motorcyclists. Guy never hit the brakes. We’ve added front and rear dash cams to our cars.

    The mind numbing stupidity of drivers these past few months has been next level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    The mind numbing stupidity of drivers these past few months has been next level.
    It gets better, or worse, actually. Guy reached down to pick up his phone, got out, and bent over and held his back. Then once he realized he was the one at fault, straightened up and walked over to the curb..

    Guy in front is a personal injury attorney who gave my daughter (who was badly shaken up) a hard time, then left without leaving his info. Then contacted me to ask for help with his claim against the Equinox. The Equinox was rented by person A and being driven by person B.

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