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You were the sweet woman in a silver Toyota Camry that I rear-ended on PCH in Laguna Beach on a Friday at rush hour. Totally my bad. I think you must have heard my brakes squeal and my tires lock as I hit you. We got out of our cars, and the first thing you said was "Are you okay?" Of course I was because it was a minor incident, but you actually cared more about me than your car. There were pretty deep scratches on your bumper. I knew I needed to give you my insurance information, but you told me the damage wasn't bad and admitted there had been prior damage done. I offered you my name and phone number in case you changed your mind later, but you were confident you just wanted to move on with your weekend. I would have gladly let you make a claim against my insurance, even though I was fretting what it would do to my rates. I knew I was at fault, but you let it go since it was minor. I wish this accident hadn't happened, but I'm happy you were the one with whom I collided. The best part is I would have done the same if I were you, but it's not often we bump into strangers who share our values. Bless you for your honesty and understanding.

 
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Romona Grigsby
Romona Grigsby

i said yes so he left. Ms. short skirt smiled, thanked me and took off.There may be some underlying issues with the driver's generosity, one never knows...oh those legs..

Guest
Guest

My sister used to drive a monster Ford truck in the 1990's. It was hand-me-down from another relative and she used it to drive to and from work/home/school. She was constantly being rear-ended and in every instance the damage to the other car was way worse than the damage to her car. She never filed a claim with her insurance. The truck was so old and so beat up that it would have been impossible to prove where the damage came from.The one story that sticks out, because I was with her, was when we were driving on the eastbound 91fwy around Euclid/Harbor and she was rear ended in traffic that was going about 35mph. We pulled out and checked out the damage. The tow hitch on the truck was bent, but the bumper wasn't even damaged. The other car was a 1980's Mercedes that was cherry. Driving it was a kid who was late teens, but I'm guessing. He was sobbing because the whole front end was smashes in and the windshield was cracked. We made sure he was ok, but between sobs he said that the car was his dad's and the he was driving it without permission. Yeah, we looked at each and just left. That kid was going to have more problems besides insurance claims.

MamaBearBlair
MamaBearBlair

Reminds me of an accident I had 14 years ago on the way to a job interview. My brand new shoe stuck in the accelerator and I was able to yank it out at the last moment, but I was unable to avoid hitting the car in front of me. Luckily, it was driven by an incredibly nice man named Mr. Peacock and, although he did take down my information, he was much more worried about how obviously frazzled I was (he saw me screaming in his rearview). He ended up paying all the damages and calling my mother to let me know that he'd done so and not to worry about insurance, and that he hoped I'd gotten the job (I did) and that he felt so bad that I had hit him. It was one of the kindest things anyone has ever done for me and I will never ever forget it.

Como
Como

Nice story. My experience with a accident i had on the 22 freeway was the driver pulled into my lane and i hit her behind the driver's door and really pushed the panel in, my fault. i could have yielded maybe but just didn't . We pulled to the side and she waited in the car. As i approached the passenger side and looked in to see if she was alright i noticed her dress was hiked up pretty high, an attractive woman, and she smelled of alcohol, BAD, she asked if she could just tell her insurance that she was hit in the parking lot while in the store, I said sure. I offered her my information, she declined. CHP pulled behind me ,asked if everything was ok, i said yes so he left. Ms. short skirt smiled, thanked me and took off. There may be some underlying issues with the driver's generosity, one never knows...oh those legs....

909Jeff
909Jeff

Actually if you had posession of the lane you have the right of way... there is no requirement to yield. It is the merging parties responsibility to make sure the lane is clear.

But thats besides the point... You missed a golden opportunity there buddy...

The proper response should have been... lets pull off the freeway and "Talk" about it. You know perhaps help her "work off" the booze...

Oh well we all have lost opportunities.

 
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