View Full Version : as if cancer wasn't enough this year

11-29-2013, 08:05 PM

sure has been a long day


11-29-2013, 08:17 PM
Glad you were inside the house! Maybe the cops will give you loaner... :rolleyes:

glad you're alright, John. :cheers:

11-29-2013, 08:58 PM
Yeah, the answer is more training, like don't surf and drive. I know the spokesman says if you drive enough it's inevitable but if this was a NAPA parts driver, cabbie or UPS guy they'd be stuck driving a desk for awhile or maybe fired.

11-29-2013, 09:05 PM
:homer: Doh!

Sorry John! :(

11-29-2013, 09:58 PM
Wow. That same thing happened to my new truck parked in front of a buddy's house two months ago, except it was a drunk hit and run that got me, not somebody who can actually be held responsible for your damages. My repair bill was $9300 and some change. I hope this all works out OK for you in the end.

11-29-2013, 10:11 PM
I'm happy your OK John. In both ordeals. Tomorrow will be better!

11-29-2013, 10:22 PM
That really sucks John. I had a new truck rear ended twenty years ago (not quite as much damage as yours). Insurance gave me a check to repair it but it still sickened me that I had just bought a new truck and after repairs it would just never be the same. Fingers are crossed that they'll total it.

11-30-2013, 06:20 AM
Video, too!


11-30-2013, 08:00 AM
I was watching the news last night and saw the story. I told my wife, "Hey, I know that guy! He is in Rising Sun." Bummer about the truck. I hope they total it so you don't have to deal with getting it repaired.

11-30-2013, 08:27 AM
This was even on the news in Colo. Springs. I hope they make it right for you!

11-30-2013, 08:45 AM
it has turned into quite the ordeal.

2014 trucks are about 6-10% higher than the 2013 trucks. Then you add in the lack of incentives, as manufacturers are not having to push these off the lot anymore. that's another 2k. Then you have the delta in cost between the zero percent at 60mos vs 36mos.Then you add in the taxes, the rental, etc etc, as well as having the place a claim against the city (they are self insured) and it gets ugly real quick.

11-30-2013, 09:28 AM
Sorry to here that John, I come walking into the living room and see you on the news yesterday and said to my wife I know that guy, that's John. I sure hope they take care of everything, that was a very nice truck.

11-30-2013, 05:34 PM
Saw you on TV this morning. Total bummer, hire an attorney if you haven't already. Start gathering receipts. Best of luck to you.

11-30-2013, 07:45 PM
Seems like since you weren't even in the truck it should be a pretty straight forward process that your insurance company should handle. I'm sure you have full coverage since its a new truck. They should pay for the repairs, minus your deductible, and go after the city for reimbursement of their expenses. They should eventually refund your deductible. The whole process from crash to getting my truck back took me about a month.

12-01-2013, 08:29 AM
i always thought it was kind of b.s. that they can issue tickets for texting and driving and talking on the phone and stuff, yet they are on their computers (which are off to the side, not in front of them like phones are). they're also on their phones too. i hope the laws apply to them in this case....that cop deserves a ticket and to be listed as "at fault".

12-01-2013, 09:16 PM
So sorry john. Never a fun process. :( keeping your plight close in mind.

12-02-2013, 10:45 PM
I was watching the news last night and saw the story. I told my wife, "Hey, I know that guy! He is in Rising Sun." Bummer about the truck. I hope they total it so you don't have to deal with getting it repaired.


Said the exact same to wife while watching news. Let's just hope this is it for you this year, John!