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This morning was a little eventful while on the way home from work while riding my scoot.

A car was broke down in the right lane of a three lane road, I was in the left lane and had slowed to about 10 mph. I was just about to pass the break down and a white pickup swerved into my lane and cut me off. I had to take evasive action and go into the medium. The guy stopped in my lane and rolled down his window and said with a smirk "What’s going on?" Man was I pissed! I said what the f$%k you mean what’s going on, you cut me off and you are in my lane! His reply was "oh well you should have had plenty of room". At this time my FXR was on top of my right leg and I was still trapped under the bike. I said dude you are in my lane he said “well at least I didn't hit you!" I simply said as I was trying to free myself from under my bike "wait until I get out and I will get your name and insurance information" His reply to that was "hey I didn't hit you so I am not giving you my insurance information" he then proceeded to drive away. Just as he started to drive away I freed myself and got up and recorded his plate number.

I then picked up my bike and made a few adjustments and managed to get the bike home.

When I got home I called the cops and provided them the information about the accident. The he asked why did I not call him from the accident location, I explained the truck had already driven away and I was not that badly hurt. I provided him the plate number and he attempted to run it through the system. He stated the plate number I provided ended in an A and it should have ended in a digit. He then continued to ask question about the truck, what color, make, year, etc....

I told him the truck was a white pickup about an 80-90s year model as best as I could tell from lying under the bike.

Well the cop ran the plate and submitted the "A" with a "4" and a 99 Ford White Pickup came up as the vehicle. The cops then said we had a problem, I asked what was the problem, he said "the description I provided was a white truck with lettering on the side and that it is not even the same body style as I described. I was like it was hard to tell from lying under the bike. Anyway the cop just acted like he would look into it but I need to provide more information about the accident.

So here I sit wondering what can be done about this situation. I would think the cops could cite the guy for leaving the scene of and accident or failing to provide insurance information when requested.

I am sure I am not the only one this has happened to, anyone have any advice on this type of situation?

Troy
 

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Unfortunately, I don't think much is going to happen. You may have been better off laying under the bike and waiting for the cops to show so they could see you in the dirt. It's pretty much a matter of your word against the driver of the truck I'm guessing.

If there was lettering on the side and the truck belonged to a business, and the driver wasn't the business owner, you might be able to at least bitch and get an apology, but I really don't think you're gonna get much further.

Look on the bright side... you're not embedded in the truck.
 

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Those folks who were on the side of the road, where they witnesses? Sorry to hear about the incident. How bad is the damage? Hope you get some type of justice. Maybe consult a lawyer.
 

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Possibly if you know an LEO, he could run the plate and get you the owner info. Then you could check it out and verify if it was the same driver for them.
Glad to hear you are not badly hurt. Asses like that should not be on the road.
 

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Keep callin the cops and pester the crap outta them until they follow up.... sooner or later they'll do something just to get you off their back...
 

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Bikes not really hurt?, you are not really hurt?, pick yourself up, brush yourself off and put it behind you, life is too short to dwell on what some asshole in a pickup truck did to you, I just dont believe your end result will justify the BS you would have to go through to get there.
 

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This may sound trite, but whenever I'm in a situation like yours (no win!) I just turn it over to God. Romans 12:19, Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord.

I recently came out of a terrible situation that I had no control over. A close "friend" turned against me with near tragic results. I've never been in such a bad spot, ever. My real friends came to my support, not with guns or knives or lawyers, but with prayers for justice to be served. And believe me, if anyone felt justified in giving it back to this guy, it was me! But my dad always used to say, "Justice is mine saith the Lord." How can that be, why can't I DO something about this myself? Well, there are times (like this example of yours) when you just can't. I've learned to feel great relief once I turn situations like this over to God. Time after time I've seen His justice served, and it's worse than anything I could have ever conjured up. Oh, and in this recent situation of mine? The justice was SWIFT and PERFECT!!

Don't mean to preach, but you asked, and this is the best advice I could ever give.
 

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first thing I will learn is how to spell "road"

I pretty well thought I was SOL after talking to the cops.

second, since people are creatures of habit I will see him again, will just have to sit and wait! :boxin:

Bike has some damage I think it busted something in the swing arm since when I take off it serves alittle then evens out.

I will need to put it up on the jack today and check it out.

Thanks for the advice

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"I would think the cops could cite the guy for leaving the scene of and accident or failing to provide insurance information when requested."

If the guy didn't hit you, he couldn't be cited for hit and run. As far as providing insurance, like it was stated, it's his word against yours unfortunately, so if he says he wsan't involved, he's not required to provide insurance to you. I know, it sucks. Talk to your State legislators.

As far as a friend LEO, we have strict policies on what we cana nd can't run on our computers. If caught in my State, we could be terminated.

Did you get a report number? If so, and there's enough damage to you and your bike, contact your insurance company. If the PD has a plate, they should follow up and at least talk with the owner.

If you're sure of the plate, have your insurance company follow up to find the vehicle.

At this point, I would just be happy to be alive. The guy was probably coming home from a bar and blitzed. Could have been much more tragic.
 

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I had some moron pass me in my own lane one day and run me off the road. Heard something odd on the left side of the bike, looked over and here was this asshole 6 inches from me passing me... looking at me with a smartass smirk the whole time.

I ended up chasing this guy with the intention of kicking his ass and at some point in the chase it hit me that here I was chasing an idiot to get revenge which in the end would probably end up coming back to bite me. As pissed off as I was, I finally let it go with the thought that just maybe someday I'll see his stupid ass someplace. Perhaps he will have driven off a bridge and his car will slowly be sinking with him trapped inside and it will be my call to pull him out.

I'd probably pull him out, but not before taunting him with the idea that I could let his stupid ass drown. :hmmm:
 

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Call it God's revenge or Karma, there will be a price to be paid for his indifference. He may laugh today, but tomorrow is another story. What goes around, comes around. I've lived long enough to know this is true.
 

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R1Geezrglide said:
Call it God's revenge or Karma, there will be a price to be paid for his indifference. He may laugh today, but tomorrow is another story. What goes around, comes around. I've lived long enough to know this is true.
I totally agree...what goes around, comes around!!
 

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BOUTYM said:
I had some moron pass me in my own lane one day and run me off the road. Heard something odd on the left side of the bike, looked over and here was this asshole 6 inches from me passing me... looking at me with a smartass smirk the whole time.

I ended up chasing this guy with the intention of kicking his ass and at some point in the chase it hit me that here I was chasing an idiot to get revenge which in the end would probably end up coming back to bite me. As pissed off as I was, I finally let it go with the thought that just maybe someday I'll see his stupid ass someplace. Perhaps he will have driven off a bridge and his car will slowly be sinking with him trapped inside and it will be my call to pull him out.

I'd probably pull him out, but not before taunting him with the idea that I could let his stupid ass drown. :hmmm:
I've had a couple of near misses. I just flip 'em off in hopes they'll take exception to the jesture and stop. If they don't, I let it go. Haven't had one stop yet, but I will be happy to oblige.:nunu:
 

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R1Geezrglide said:
What goes around, comes around.
Some people say time heals all wounds. I prefer my version:

Time wounds all heels.
 

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If this truck driver caused an accident and left the scene, he should at least be charged with leaving the scene of an accident. This is a clear case of the police not liking you because you ride a Hd, the way you look, or something. They are also wrong.
 

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btroy said:
So here I sit wondering what can be done about this situation. I would think the cops could cite the guy for leaving the scene of and accident or failing to provide insurance information when requested.

I am sure I am not the only one this has happened to, anyone have any advice on this type of situation?

Troy
Well i don't have any advice but experienced a similar situation. i was tooling down casino drive in laughlin in the right lane. A p/u truck pulling a long trailer
eased past me in the left lane and about when the hitch was along side me, he
cut into me and into a gas station driveway. He drove me into the curb where i was able to stop and the trailer brushed my left hip. i pulled into the station, along side the truck as he was getting out and the truck started rolling back.
He jumped back in and got it in park and stepped out again and walked to the mini mart. My impression is he was loaded and he just ignored me when i asked him did he know he ran me into the curb . I did not call the cops. Neither me or my passanger was hurt and no damage to the bike so i left it alone. Truck belonged to some sort of helicopter transport company. it does bother me though sometimes, that i just let it go.
 

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I've encountered a lot of loaded drivers on Casino Drive in Laughlin too. Keep your head on a swivel when driving down that street.
 
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