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post #1 of 9 Old 08-07-2015, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Vehicle Accident: Whose Fault Was It?

What say you? What driver is responsible for this accident?




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post #2 of 9 Old 08-07-2015, 06:03 PM
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Wow, what a mess! Well, the only one I can say that wasn't responsible for the accident was the big truck... The pickup with the rack should have pulled into the right lane ahead of the truck to let the car pass since he obviously wanted to pass very badly!

Ultimately though, the car was being super aggressive and passed when it was unsafe to do so, white solid line on the shoulder and lost it. So, while it could be said that the car and the work truck (intentionally blocking car) were both to blame for this one, I think the police report would say that the car was totally in the wrong.

The really sad part is that you see this kind of aggressive driving almost every day these days... That's why I like to stay at the back of the pack in the right lane. Doing the speed limit or a little above as well so as to not impede traffic and piss people off. Lol

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post #3 of 9 Old 08-07-2015, 06:51 PM
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100% the Camaro's fault. Was the pickup a jerk? Yes. Did he "pinch" off the camaro to begin with, because the camaro was also being a jerk? Yes. But the bottom line is that the accident was 100% caused by aggressiveness and road rage from the Camaro. This is the kind of driver that gives me nightmares as a motorcyclist.
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I would have to blame the driver of the Camaro. The driver of the work truck, as Jeff Lebowski would say, "wasn't wrong, he was just an asshole."

God only knows what happened when they all got out of their vehicles when it was all over, but had I been recording it, I would have at least slowed enough to get vital info off the semi and sent the driver/company a copy of the video.



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post #5 of 9 Old 08-09-2015, 07:25 AM
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I'd blame work truck. Where the h... He gets the right to block someone. He doesn't know the reasons why Camarillo is in hurry- it could be medical emergency! I hate those "vigilantes" making sure that no one drives faster than them. I always give a room to pass if someone closes in from behind even if I'm doing 80 in 50. If you wanna fly, fly. Everyone has some reason that's not known to me and its not my business. Creating a road rage just because I don't think that someone should drive faster than I think he/she should is more stupid and arrogant than fast driving!

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post #6 of 9 Old 08-09-2015, 07:46 AM
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100% the Camaro's fault. Was the pickup a jerk? Yes. Did he "pinch" off the camaro to begin with, because the camaro was also being a jerk? Yes. But the bottom line is that the accident was 100% caused by aggressiveness and road rage from the Camaro. This is the kind of driver that gives me nightmares as a motorcyclist.
+ 1. The Camaro driver committed numerous violations, tail-gating, etc.; the cross-the-line-into-the-median stunt, then cut off the work truck, was wretched excess. Camaro could have prevented the accident; instead, CAUSED it. Lucky if no bodily injury, death or dismemberment occurred. IMHO only; YMMV!
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-09-2015, 08:44 AM
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Ultimately the camero was at fault. Although even the person that videod this accident was tailgating. Driving on someone's tail does not get you anywhere faster. I can't figure out why so many do it. JUST BACK OFF!
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post #8 of 9 Old 08-09-2015, 10:04 PM
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Camero driver! No IF's, AND's or But's! GUILTY!

He did a totally stupid move, passing on the left hand shoulder. But worse yet, and to every one involved, He Purposely Cut back-in, WAY too EARLY! Just to be an ass, to an ass.

Irritates me in the winter-time, when people pull back-in VERY EARLY after passing, gravel chips in the windshield. Usually, Totally avoidable!!

Or was the pick-up driver, a 'law-abiding' citizen, trying to protect others?
We will never know.

Camero driver to jail, I hope!

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post #9 of 9 Old 04-25-2017, 04:50 AM
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No doubt Camaro's fault. I too agree. Seems to be in a great hurry!!!

Though the work truck was also at fault since blocking the road for no reason.
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