Had an accident today

@pitstop (7181)
India
November 26, 2017 7:42pm CST
I was rear ended today while making a right turn by a careless driver. It was very annoying as the driver kept saying it was not his fault. Initially I thought it was just a rear bumper damage but when I came home I realised part of the boot was bent and now I cannot close my boot. Hope I can get it repaired soon and insurance will cover most of it.
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@aureliah (18373)
• Kenya
27 Nov
Sorry about the experience. Hope you can get it in good condition soon.
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@pitstop (7181)
• India
27 Nov
I hope so too. Have to take it to the workshop.
@aureliah (18373)
• Kenya
4 Dec
@pitstop I hope you are already getting better
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@pitstop (7181)
• India
5 Dec
@aureliah we're all ok. The car is still at the workshop.
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@maezee (33270)
• United States
27 Nov
That is scary. Am glad you are ok.
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@pitstop (7181)
• India
27 Nov
I'm glad we are all ok too
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• Philippines
27 Nov
@pitstop you mean you also had your family with you in the car? i'm glad no one was hurt.
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@pitstop (7181)
• India
27 Nov
@hereandthere yes, my wife, son, baby daughter and mom were in the car. Seat belts and child car seats kept us very safe.
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@allen0187 (33851)
• Philippines
28 Nov
Hopefully, your insurance has got it covered. At least you are fine and not hurt.
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@pitstop (7181)
• India
28 Nov
Glad we're all safe. Just gave it in to the repair shop for an estimate.
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@allen0187 (33851)
• Philippines
3 Dec
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@Hannihar (41688)
27 Nov
I am sorry pitstop. Are you ok?
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@pitstop (7181)
• India
8 Dec
Yup. We are all ok.
@Hannihar (41688)
10 Dec
@pitstop That is good pitstop.
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@moirai (2243)
• Philippines
27 Nov
Glad that no one seemed to have been hurt. If you don't mind more questions, what happened anyway? I mean, how come the driver said it wasn't his fault? Did he mention who's fault it could possibly have been? And I'm curious... what would insurance cover and not cover? I don't have a car and insurance so I don't know.
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@pitstop (7181)
• India
27 Nov
He tried to sneak in from the side, saw the median, hit my bumper side and then tried to speed up when I slowed and rammed into my rear. He was an idiot and said I should not have slowed down.
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@moirai (2243)
• Philippines
27 Nov
@pitstop I see. So it seems he miscalculated the space and thought he'd get through. And if he blames hitting you on you slowing down, then perhaps that he was driving too close.
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@Destesh (203)
• Kenya
8 Dec
You could have in peter the car immediately it got hit
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@pitstop (7181)
• India
8 Dec
I didn't understand what you meant.
@lady1993 (19954)
• Philippines
27 Nov
did the place have cctv? Fortunately the insurance covered it
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@pitstop (7181)
• India
8 Dec
I didn't check about CCTV. Wouldn't have made a difference.
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@allknowing (69320)
• India
27 Nov
Not a big deal. There is Insurance Right? (lol)
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@pitstop (7181)
• India
8 Dec
Although insurance repairs it, I will have to pay some amount and my premiums next year will go up.
@cahaya1983 (10038)
• Malaysia
27 Nov
Oh no sorry to hear that. Lucky nothing more serious happened. I hope the insurance will cover the damage.
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@pitstop (7181)
• India
27 Nov
Yup. It was more annoying than serious.
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• China
27 Nov
I am so sorry to hear that. Hope everyting is gonna be ok.
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@pitstop (7181)
• India
27 Nov
Just out of using a car this week. Hope it gets fixed soon.
@jstory07 (69746)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Nov
I hope your insurance will cover the damage,
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@pitstop (7181)
• India
27 Nov
Looks like they will. Will have to wait for the assessment and the estimate.
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@hereandthere (32753)
• Philippines
27 Nov
when you have accidents like that, do you call a cop or settle it among yourselves?
@pitstop (7181)
• India
27 Nov
If there was injury or bad damage, yes. This time the driver of the other car was an absolute brick wall to speak to. So I just let it go. It's going to cost me a fair amount of money as I have to make a small payment in spite of insurance and my premium next year will go up, but it was not worth trying to get the other guy to understand.
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• Philippines
27 Nov
@pitstop it's frustrating when people think they're blameless.
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