I Was Hit By a Car Today; Does the DMV Owe Me Even More Now?

@mythociate (14728)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
October 19, 2012 9:55pm CST
Here's how it happened: I was walking down the sidewalk on NW 23rd & came to the intersection of McKinley. A car was on McKinley--waiting to turn onto 23rd (or to cross 23rd)--but looked like they were letting me pass. So I started to cross and am halfway past the car when the IDIOT driver decides it's 'all clear' and rams my hip. (And I was pushing a shopping cart, meaning that the driver was doubly-blind and/or doubly-stupid not to see me out there.) Now Excuse Me! but I thought the DMV (Department of Motor-Vehicles) was supposed to keep the blind and the numb-skulled OUT of motor-vehicles. I thought the purpose of getting 'licensed' was to show that you accepted the responsibility of being CAREFUL when you were operating the equipment. I feel like suing the DMV; what would be a good settlement---all the money they received when they CLAIMED to be licensing responsible drivers?
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• United States
20 Oct 12
It is not the DMV but the driver you sue! Get yourself a good lawyer and go for it!
@mythociate (14728)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
20 Oct 12
I would want to, but I didn't get the license-number nor the make of the car beyond "car." And I'm not really mad at her (the driver). It's not her fault she's too stupid to deserve a license. And anyway, I want to punish ALL the stupid drivers!
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• United States
20 Oct 12
You can't! If you want all the stupid drivers off the road , there would only be 1/3 of the cars on the road. Most couldn't work and the economy would truly tank.
@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
22 Oct 12
I think it would be impossible to manage all drivers or screen them to that degree.. This almost reminds me of politics, how we sometimes expect sort of miraculous types of hings from government, but all government is, is a bunch of people, so what you get isn't miracles, usually quite the opposite. So bad drivers doesn't surprise me at all. I'm inclined to find the driver of the car to be responsible.
@mythociate (14728)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
11 Nov 12
But how are you supposed to catch the stupid driver, when she drives off before you're even able to pull yourself together enough to decide not to ravage her and kill her children? Makes me want to call 911 and demand a public automotive-destruction license
@Hatley (164777)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Oct 12
oucj mythociate wow are you all right? you could have been killed. the driver must have been very careless.this driver might have aged too.yes this is indeed awfully careless of the driver and noit to see a man pushing grocery cart along. wow.Did you report this to the police? amd did you get to am Emergency room to be checked over?
@mythociate (14728)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
20 Oct 12
Thanks for your concern. I think I took it well (there's employment as a stunt-man in my future, if I want it---which I don't). And yes, somebody (maybe Erica at the FAMILY DOLLAR) called 911--or there was just a firetruck there anyway--and they asked what had happened, called a cop while I was shopping, & the cop came and 'called it in' so if I want them to "open an investigation" I can call 911 and tell them to investigate 'the 10/19/2012 case of the intersection of NW 23rd & McKinley.' But no, the emergency services are too costly to take care of anything I can't feel