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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:38 AM
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Chased after a hit-and-run driver last night
I was grabbing some supper for ginbarn and I, stuck on the expressway during a rush-hour traffic jam, and this guy in a beige truck to the left of me rear-ends some woman in her SUV while trying to change lanes. Well, he backs up his truck - and smacks into her rear bumper again. Not smart.

At this point, the woman driving the SUV is walking towards the guy so they can exchange insurance info and all that; it looked like minimal damage to both parties. But the dipshit in the truck started pulling forward. Even with the woman standing in front of the truck yelling at him to stop, he's still pulling forward. Then he breaks away and starts heading down the road. So yours truly started chasing the guy. On foot. Remember, its rush hour, and it looked like he was going nowhere.

Then the guy apparently saw me chasing him, hit the gas, and I tripped on the pavement, scraping up my knee and ruining a good pair of jeans. Meanwhile, this asshole almost rams into yet another car in the middle of the traffic jam.

Fortunately, we got his license number, and the woman in the SUV had a cell phone and was calling the cops.

What a day. I truly needed some Tastykakes after that one.
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WhollyHeretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:43 AM
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1. Good for you! Most people just look the other way and won't help
someone else out.
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:45 AM
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2. He probably didn't have car insurance....
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 09:46 AM by liberalnurse
Additionally, he may of had warrants out on him. He may have a drivers license suspension.....Lots of reasons he didn't want to engage....You did good!

He may of been high on drugs.....may explain his poor driving skills.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:49 AM
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3. What an idiot! I hope they get him. You did your good deed
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 09:49 AM by Shell Beau
for the day (hell, for the year). We need more people like you out there.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:59 AM
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6. lol! except for the other poor schmuck the guy rammed to escape
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:51 AM
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4. I have $5.00 that says...
DUI.
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Blue Diadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:53 AM
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5. Wow..and on foot! Thank you for being a good Samaritan
Someone once did that for me and I can't begin to tell you how nice it was knowing that someone cared enough to go out of their way to help a total stranger.

:yourock:

Hope your knee is ok!
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:01 AM
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7. I gotta know!



Was there a big "Dubya" sticker on the back of this asshole's truck?


Wouldn't surprise me at all. In fact, I would expect it.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:07 AM
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8. I don't think so...
But then again, I was trying to get the license number, and my body was flooded with endorphins that blocked the pain from my knee.

I wouldn't be surprised, though.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:13 AM
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9. Thanks, all
I've never seen a hit-and-run in progress before, and it could be argued that I should have let the guy go (he could have been armed), but what should have been a minor traffic incident with "I'll have my agent call your agent, are you OK" turned into what might be a criminal offense. It just seemed like it was the right and proper thing to do.
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