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#1 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 18, 2015 - 06:34 PM

Went to pick up pizza. Me and little girl in the truck. Loaded her up and the pizza hopped in the truck and moved forward my street parking without looking around at all. I dont street park much so i usually cut my wheels and edge up a little and look back. Guess i edged up too far. My bumper edged out enough to graze the side of a passing minivan.

Put a scuff down the side of a 1980s caravan. Put a little scuff on my bumper. Nothing major Gave the guy a 100 dollar bill as a stupid tax on my part shook hands and called it even.

No big deal...but could of been....I'm really upset. I'm always so careful and one moment of not paying attention could of changed people's lives. I feel awful. I've been in wrecks before. My fault and other people's fault. Never shook up like this before. With the kids and stuff. I feel awful.

Edited by toomanytoys84, April 18, 2015 - 06:35 PM.

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Posted April 18, 2015 - 06:43 PM

Glad that you are okay. It was just a reminder to pay attention. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 06:58 PM

We all have those times, things happen so quick some times. Great that your all ok. Noel.
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Posted April 18, 2015 - 07:04 PM

Good thing it wasn't the super rare 23 window '80s caravan!


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 07:46 PM

That's what we have insurance for, I never worry. BUT......$100 isn't gonna fix much at today's bills for repairs. Just a beater and he wouldn't fix then?  I'ld be worried about come back on that.


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 07:53 PM

Good to hear it was not worse.


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 07:56 PM

Happened to me a year or so ago.

 

I got distracted by something, and rear ended a Caravan.

 

First accident in 25 years, but it made me think.


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 08:10 PM

That's what we have insurance for, I never worry. BUT......$100 isn't gonna fix much at today's bills for repairs. Just a beater and he wouldn't fix then? I'ld be worried about come back on that.


I thought about that later

It had rust holes in it I could stick my head in. If he decides he wants to make insurance claim I'll deal with with it.

I just made the offer to get home. I've worked aa8 hour day drove 2 hours and cut grass and just wanted to eat my pizza.

10 minutes with some wax I removed the mark off my truck and you can't even see anything. It wasn't even enough of a scrap to remove paint off my bumper.

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Posted April 18, 2015 - 08:39 PM

I had a near miss a few years ago. A guy pulled out in front of me in my limo. The limo was a 95 Doge minivan that I paid $75 for and drove the pee out of it shuttling my three hoodlums around to baseball and football. When I came to a stop he was so close he couldn't open his door but no contact. A ton truck was behind me. He swerved right and when he stopped I could look out my window to his drivers door. Behind him was a kid in a jacked up Toyota. I could see him in my mirror starting to wheel hop. He got stopped without hitting me. I don't know how close he was but I couldn't see his headlights. Fortunately no one was behind him.

It seemed like it was slow motion. I thought my number was called and I was leaving this world and my boys behind. I probably would have if the ton truck hadn't went to my right.

It all shows how just a little bit of lost focus changes lives. It's unfortunate but it can happen to any of us at any time.
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Posted April 18, 2015 - 09:00 PM

Glad you stopped when you did, we all have these near misses. It's things like this I thank God for his protection & the many other times we never know about. Was the Pizza good!  :thumbs:


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 09:24 PM

Sounds like these all involve Dodge mini vans. I have a 2005 Caravan that someone can total for me.
Glad to hear there were no injuries in any of these events.

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Posted April 18, 2015 - 09:44 PM

Can happen to anybody, anytime.  Glad your luck held and the other guy was cool about it.

 

What kind of pizza was it?

 

I'm having a hard time sticking to my diet, no more pizza in the house.  Tell me about the pizza please....


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 10:33 PM

Glad that you are okay. It was just a reminder to pay attention. Good Luck, Rick

 

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Posted April 18, 2015 - 10:54 PM

Can happen to anybody, anytime.  Glad your luck held and the other guy was cool about it.

 

What kind of pizza was it?

 

I'm having a hard time sticking to my diet, no more pizza in the house.  Tell me about the pizza please....

Until toomanytoys84 comes back I'll share what we had tonight.  :D

http://www.littlecae...CrustPizza.aspx


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 11:35 PM

Been in my share of "Damn, that was close" moments...
Had a few accidents, only one my fault and luckily it was me hitting a parked car because my brain took a vacation

Every time it rattles me, but it's really scary if kids are near
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