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Damage done by a drunk driver.

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Evelio Figueroa, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. Evelio Figueroa

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    Good thing he didn't have two arms, he probably would have taken out 38 cars.
     
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    Holy... [​IMG]

    Oh man! The judge is going to have fun listening to this one!

    Evelio, hold on to those pictures! Even if you told your friends what happened, they'd probably never believe you without seeing it for themselves!

    Any sign of the dog? [​IMG]
     
  4. Garrett Lundy

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    Murphy's Law states that the driver has no insurance and will quickly jump bail. As a result everyone on this Forum will have their insurnace premiums rasie 6000%.
     
  5. Evelio Figueroa

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    Those are not my pictures. Found this at another forum. Thought I'd share it here.
     
  6. DanaA

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    If I was the judge, here's what I'd do with my gavel.
     
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    Could anybody tell from that if the author's car got hit too? It's seemed as if his car didn't get hit, but he never specifically said, "here's my car", or "I'm so lucky my car didn't get hit".....
     
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    Wow!

    This February, a coworker experienced something similar. She lives out in the country, at a bend at the bottom of a hill. Five cars belonging to her, her son, her daughter, and son-law where in her driveway one night, and a driver came barreling down the hill, missed the turn, bounded over the lawn and total all five cars!

    The offending car had a husband and wife in it. The wife said she was driving and had hit some ice. My friend checked, and there was no ice there. The husband also look a bit inebriated, and the woman did no look as if she really had been driving.

    And to top it all off, my friend's insurance company refused to pay the proper blue-book value for her totaled car, so she's having to sue them for reimbursement. Six months later, and it's still not resolved... [​IMG]
     
  9. DonRoeber

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    Well you need one arm to hold your beer, and another to drive. Guess he was holding his beer.

    I'm very glad that nobody was hurt. Stuff can be fixed or replaced, people can't.
     
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    My assumption is that his car did not get hit. I took it to mean that when he said he parked somewhere else, it was in the back of the building or on another street. I think this is a fairly safe assumption, given the fact that he had just bought a new car that morning. He pointed out what happened to the car that was parked in his spot so I think if his brand-new car got hit, he would have said so.
     
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    Daaaaayyaaaammmmn!

    Now THAT's something that makes you wish was captured on videotape and shown on "The World's Most Dangerous Drivers" or whatever that show is.
     
  12. John Stone

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    That's so unfair. I've always been afraid of something like that happening, which is why I always pony up for gap insurance. So far I've never needed it, but I'd hate to have to pay on a car that I don't even have anymore.
     
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    I'm curious as to what the insurance company uses to determine the value of a totaled out vehicle. I totaled my car a few years ago and not only did they pay off 100% of my loan they cut me a check for just over $1000 because the car was actually worth more than I owed.
     
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    It's an odd science or art and in the end is estimation based on factors such as:

    - market value of like vehicles (make, model, year)
    - mileage
    - condition of the car (as it can be understood or estimated)
    etc.

    BTW Carl, what was the car that you totalled (if you feel comfortable to share)?
     
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    In 2/2001 I totaled my 1988 Ford Escort.
     
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    Ouch. And I feel for that moron's poor dog, can you imagine going through a windshield?

    I get the impression also that this clown crashed several times, and continued on his merry way until either he passed out, got knocked out, or his car absolutely could not move any more (probably the case, the final crash seems to have affected the engine block). Note that several cars in the trail of destruction seem to have been rear-ended almost full-on, which would stop the car from moving further; also the comment on the black Nissan (I think) that it had been rammed several times. Which just adds to the lunacy of it all, I'd have thought after one crash, you'd stop driving any further.

    One instance where (a) I hope he does some serious time, and (b) they revoke his licence permanently. Around here, just about any drunk-driving offence, even where no one gets hurt, will get you time. Dunno about you folks?
     
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    Chevy/ GMC Hard as a Rock....[​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] That's just stunning. The guy should do time, no question! Lucky no one was hurt...except the dog.
     
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    It's too bad the driver didn't go thru the windshield. Think about it. EVERYONE knows not to drive drunk. I think he should be charged with attempted murder. If I stood in the middle of the road and fired a gun down the street, SWAT would be there to take me out. How much more damage can a 3000+ lbs SUV cause?
     

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