Thanks for the warm welcome fam! I regret to inform that this weekend I was victim of an incident where the good guy gets screwed over. SMH
Long story short that my wife rear ended another car. ( I was in the passenger seat )
Without going into too much detail this is what happened and I'll let you all be the judge. For what it's worth I'm an LEO and I know I'm not gonna win this one even tho the other party's really just plain stupid
- Sunday morning
- heavy rain/ wet roads
- entering freeway via onramp
- speed approx 25 MPH
- approx 20 feet between the front end of our jeep and rear end of lead vehicle.
- Lead vehicle slams on breaks for no apparent reason
- My wife panics and slams on breaks; skid for about 15 feet and collide with rear end of lead car.
- no injuries (except my damn heart and )
I advised the driver (asian lady....) to pull over to the shoulder. When I asked her what happened she apologized and said "I thought it was a week day and the metering lights were working to enter the freeway". In the most calm and passive aggressive manner I explained to the lady it was Sunday and pointed to the metering light advising they do not operate during the weekend. SMH
Anyways. like I said. As much as I wish the onus was going to be on her I'm about 99% certain it will fall on us. Insurance will most likely put us at blame for one of 2 causes
- following too closely or
- unsafe speed
I already got an estimate to fix the damage to the jeep and it's not as bad as I thought it would be. Roughly 1800-2k to fix. Replacing the front upper and lower bumper cover, trim and one PDC sensor.
Anyways. My rant is over. Drive safe out there. Hopefully good Karma comes by our way.
I know posts are useless w/o pics so here they are. Plan is to drop the car off at the shop like yesterday!