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Old 29-Aug-2008, 06:47 PM
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So I rear-ended someone today

Accelerating onto the highway, some ***-hat decides to cut across 2 lanes of traffic. Everyone slams on the brakes. I tried to brake and avoid the car in front of me, but I couldn't stop quite in time. I just barely made contact with the rear bumper of the car in front of me. Caused a few gouges to the front bumper, but nothing major. He tells the Cop that I hit him hard enough to push him into the next car. Cops don't charge anyone and tell me that they are at the exact same spot everyday for the same thing.

The worst part is that it was the wife's car I was driving and now she pissed.
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Old 29-Aug-2008, 07:42 PM
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sorry to hear that. where was this?
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Old 29-Aug-2008, 08:02 PM
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QEW in Hamilton. Centennial Parkway and the new Red Hill Expressway both merge onto the QEW at the same spot, so there is 2 lanes trying to merge at the same time and place into traffic. I've seen the exact same accident happen a few times now, but this time it was first hand.
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sorry to hear hope everything gets fixed without reason and everything with insurance is ok.
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sucks to hear!
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Old 29-Aug-2008, 09:42 PM
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I feel your pain....a similar imcident happened to me 2 years a'go.
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Old 30-Aug-2008, 10:26 AM
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Nothing you can do.
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Old 30-Aug-2008, 02:52 PM
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I'm just concerned about what my insurance company will do. This will be my second accident in 2 year's. A new bumper for the Mini is about $900 (bumper, paint, labour, tax) so I'm not even going to claim it. But, I will probably be at-fault for hiting the other car. The cop did say that because of this type of accident and that the same location is plagued with accidents, the insurance company might just blame everyone equaly.
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Old 30-Aug-2008, 02:55 PM
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damn the sucks man.
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Old 31-Aug-2008, 04:08 AM
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make a mental note for when the wife screws up. Other then that... **** happens
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I bet the other person will milk the insurance company for just about everything.
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Old 31-Aug-2008, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by starboy869 View Post
I bet the other person will milk the insurance company for just about everything.
I would too.
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Old 31-Aug-2008, 11:43 AM
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I hope not. There was practically no damage to their POS Sunfire. I at least tried to brake and avoid them. The rest of them just slammed on their brakes. I'm starting to hate driving.
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Old 31-Aug-2008, 07:37 PM
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when you rear end someone its almost 100% of the time your fault.......
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Old 31-Aug-2008, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by kwikb16a2 View Post
when you rear end someone its almost 100% of the time your fault.......

correction,

when you rear end someone its ALWAYS 100% of the time your fault........
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sorry to hear hope everything gets fixed without reason and everything with insurance is ok.
^^^ That's rotten to hear, Mike. Hope it all works out for the best.
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Old 31-Aug-2008, 10:39 PM
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Eastend hamilton always drive like they own the road, people there are so rude and have zero manners on the road.
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Old 01-Sep-2008, 10:42 AM
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same thing happened to me yesterday on the 401 east. i didnt get charged or anything but my car is screwed and i had to go to the collision center. i talked to the other guy involved and hes cool with me paying instead of going thru insurance. do i have to tell my insurance company what happened even if im not going thru with a claim? P.s. sorry about the thread jack
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Originally Posted by JDMinprogress View Post
correction,

when you rear end someone its ALWAYS 100% of the time your fault........
not true...its generally 95% the car that rear ends the other car's fault but like everything there are exceptions
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Old 01-Sep-2008, 01:46 PM
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same thing happened to me yesterday on the 401 east. i didnt get charged or anything but my car is screwed and i had to go to the collision center. i talked to the other guy involved and hes cool with me paying instead of going thru insurance. do i have to tell my insurance company what happened even if im not going thru with a claim? P.s. sorry about the thread jack
Yes you have to report it to your insurance company as a record that the accident happened. Otherwise if the other person decides to sue you for injuries, they will not have record of exactly what happened. Did you go to the police station to report the accident? i think you have to go within 24 hr of the accident, they take a picture of the damage and you have to give a statement. So yeah just report it even if your not making a claim.
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