Just got hit in a crosswalk

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  1. blowtorch

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    Like 15 min ago
    Walking back from the grocery store, with a backpack full of groceries
    The car was barely rolling, but still, wtf
    I get that my safety as a pedestrian is my own responsibility, but i had been certain she'd seen me. I guess I was wrong.
    She gave me this look:
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    and i was all

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    ...and now my knee is killing me
     
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    Glad you are okay. Now quick, call @boris bubbanov. you are set for the rest of your life.
     
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    Some of the crosswalks around here now include a reminder sign telling driver's they must STOP for persons in the crosswalk. Plenty of them still just roll on through.
     
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    WTF???

    Idiots out there.
    Knees are important,, getting it checked out?
    Insurance should cover it if you did the whole police report fun.
     
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  6. blowtorch

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    yeah there's no police report or anything
    i didn't even get her plate
    there was a lot of adrenalin rolling, and nothing hurt until i got home

    and yeah i know that's all on me.
     
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    I hope your knee doesnt look like this.:eek:
     
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    Some folks would rather put you on the hood of their cars rather than slow down to let you cross the street. And they might get angry because you dented the hood.
     
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    i immediately thought...was she texting
     
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    You know that driver had to have her seat cleaned. I used to have a lot of close calls commuting on a bicycle, but so far no pedestrian damage due to distracted drivers. I'd love to know if there are statistically more pedestrian injuries due to inattention, compared to pre-cell phone days.
     
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    I'm not licensed in Blowtorch's state.

    And I cherry pick my clients.

    You know, the ones where the client is on one side of the street and what's left of his leg is on the other side.
     
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    I'd like to know she had that "second" accident of sorts.

    But more and more, the wrongdoer has this sort of "this can't be my fault" attitude. Something has gone wrong in our land. People refuse to own up when they mess up.
     
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    You thought that she saw you ... so you stepped out in front of a speeding car :confused:
    How badly was the car damaged ?
     
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    You're one of the good ones, tery, but
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    (in this case:))
     
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    Live and learn. It never hurts as bad when it happens. Sorry for your bad luck.

    I'm not sure where you are, but in most US states, pedestrians in crosswalks have the right of way.

    I recommend you ice that knee ASAP. And if anyone ever hits you again, get their license and insurance info and tag number. But of course you prolly already know that.

    Good luck with your knee.
     
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    Some things are 50/50, pedestrian assumed driver had seen him and would stop, driver likewise.
     
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    did you get her particulars, did she know that she hit you, did she leave the scene without stopping ?
    Think about it it could be a civil matter or a criminal matter or both
    ? go to the e.r. tell them what happened who what where etc. etc. etc. fill a police report. This is the ex- security officer talking ,
    . Cover your ankle or your butt or your knee.. now or you may be playing very sad minor blues song later. I have knee problems and at the beginning it all seemed seemed minor , things can progress as time passes.
    Good luck
    Procedures exist for a reason., not all of use are scrupulously honest, even if we are, our lawyers are trying to make a living :mad:. Measure twice , cut once.
    Good luck. :eek:how do you spell hit and run?
     
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    With most all accidents it does take two.
    But someone driving their car into a pedestrian is simply wrong, both legally and morally, every single time, regardless of the scenario
     
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    Was she hot?
     
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