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POTN Aussie Club #6 - What does the 'P' stand for anyway??

 
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Sep 11, 2009 08:46 |  #9706

So I got t-boned today, but a 51 year old amputee who ran a stop sign. Her prosthetic foot was under the brake pedal, and she tried to brake, but it was stuck. She had no idea what it was as she couldn't feel her prosthetic leg..

My 1989 diahatsu charade (RIP) is written off.

She hit me in the drivers side, causing me to spin, up over a traffic island, killing a stop sign as I went over the island and landing on the nature strip backwards, as her car pushed me she ended up crashing into a light pole.

I was not hurt at all (suprisingly considering the point of impact) and I jumped out straight away and ran to her car, she stumbled out, said "Oh no, I'm not insured" and then fell on the ground, cigarette still in hand and passed out.

was a pretty wierd day, I'm more annoyed at the fact that I have absolutely no money saved up and won't have a car for a while, luckily though, my parents have a few cars I can drive for the time being..

oh and the sixpack of Tooheys 5 seeds apple cider survived the whole ordeal :D


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Sep 11, 2009 08:49 |  #9707

Boucher wrote in post #8624440 (external link)
So I got t-boned today, but a 51 year old amputee who ran a stop sign. Her prosthetic foot was under the brake pedal, and she tried to brake, but it was stuck. She had no idea what it was as she couldn't feel her prosthetic leg..

My 1989 diahatsu charade (RIP) is written off.

She hit me in the drivers side, causing me to spin, up over a traffic island, killing a stop sign as I went over the island and landing on the nature strip backwards, as her car pushed me she ended up crashing into a light pole.

I was not hurt at all (suprisingly considering the point of impact) and I jumped out straight away and ran to her car, she stumbled out, said "Oh no, I'm not insured" and then fell on the ground, cigarette still in hand and passed out.

was a pretty wierd day, I'm more annoyed at the fact that I have absolutely no money saved up and won't have a car for a while, luckily though, my parents have a few cars I can drive for the time being..

oh and the sixpack of Tooheys 5 seeds apple cider survived the whole ordeal :D

Sorry to hear that boucher. I was in a similar crash a few years back.. an old lady didn't give way on a roundabout and T-boned me.

She's actually lucky in that your car wasn't so expensive. Imagine if she hit a Ferrari? No insurance = epic fail.


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Sep 11, 2009 08:50 |  #9708

Yeah, like I really don't blame her for what happened, that's a really unlucky way to crash I think, but there has to be a fine line between when a person is allowed to drive and when they are not.


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Sep 11, 2009 08:52 |  #9709

Boucher wrote in post #8624440 (external link)
So I got t-boned today, but a 51 year old amputee who ran a stop sign. Her prosthetic foot was under the brake pedal, and she tried to brake, but it was stuck. She had no idea what it was as she couldn't feel her prosthetic leg..

My 1989 diahatsu charade (RIP) is written off.

She hit me in the drivers side, causing me to spin, up over a traffic island, killing a stop sign as I went over the island and landing on the nature strip backwards, as her car pushed me she ended up crashing into a light pole.

I was not hurt at all (suprisingly considering the point of impact) and I jumped out straight away and ran to her car, she stumbled out, said "Oh no, I'm not insured" and then fell on the ground, cigarette still in hand and passed out.

was a pretty wierd day, I'm more annoyed at the fact that I have absolutely no money saved up and won't have a car for a while, luckily though, my parents have a few cars I can drive for the time being..

oh and the sixpack of Tooheys 5 seeds apple cider survived the whole ordeal :D

hey boucher.

Glad to hear you're not hurt matey, and the six pack survived, cause I'm sure a drink wouldn't hurt right about now. :lol:

She'd have to have a CTP which means you'll still get paid for your car. Good luck to her though........


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Sep 11, 2009 08:55 |  #9710

yeah I was really suprised I wasn't hurt, I didn't even know I had been hit until my car was up the gutter..

I hope she's ok and not injured badly or anything.

anyway such is life, uncle said I could borrow his tarago though, so at least I can pick the chicks up in that.


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Sep 11, 2009 09:19 |  #9711

Yeah - It's good to see you have a good level of understanding and caring for the situation... I feel really sorry for her (and you too, dont get me wrong. But not being able to brake and avoid a big smash is some nightmare ****.... I can only hope shes okay, and also mentally.... Same goes for you?)

Such is life, as it is so often said, and Tarago? oh yeah haha chicks dig it!


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Sep 11, 2009 09:42 |  #9712

Boucher, good to hear you are safe and hope both parties are okay.


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Sep 11, 2009 10:08 |  #9713

Hey boucher, I want to be in on your Tarago action.


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Sep 11, 2009 10:10 |  #9714

Collin85 wrote in post #8624802 (external link)
Hey boucher, I want to be in on your Tarago action.

He'll only let you in once he's taken a trip up to the pub, collected your mankini off the wall and returned to your place :p




  
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Sep 11, 2009 10:13 |  #9715

I'm so in. ^^


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Sep 11, 2009 10:17 |  #9716

haha, come to canberra and I'll try work something out :)


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Sep 11, 2009 10:49 |  #9717

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He'll only let you in once he's taken a trip up to the pub, collected your mankini off the wall and returned to your place :p

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Sep 11, 2009 13:12 |  #9718

Boucher wrote in post #8624440 (external link)
So I got t-boned today...My 1989 diahatsu charade (RIP) is written off.

Ahh..That's bad luck :(

Boucher wrote in post #8624480 (external link)
.... uncle said I could borrow his tarago though, so at least I can pick the chicks up in that.

Not having a good day were you ;) ??

S7000 wrote in post #8624466 (external link)
.... She'd have to have a CTP which means you'll still get paid for your car. Good luck to her though........

Not sure what the ACT rules are, but in S.A third party (property) is not compulsory....... :shock:

If you have comprehensive insurance on your car then your insurance company will just pay to fix your car and chase her for the $$'s and you won't lose your no-claim bonus.

Of course, if you don't have insurance, and she doesn't either, and we're talking a 1989 Charade (I had an original 1980 (G10) one :) ) then, realistically, it'll probably cost you more in court and lawyer costs then the car is worth !! vmad vmad

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Sep 11, 2009 14:34 |  #9719

Hey Boucher, good to see you're not hurt.


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Sep 11, 2009 14:55 |  #9720

Putting the OUCH in Boucher.
Glad the cider is ok, and you too!
I am of the same thought, they should not let people like that drive, bloody smokers!


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