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$%^&*#@ drivers #889592 06/08/08 07:20 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
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DEFBOY35 Offline OP
Rock Warrior
well, got in a accident with the sporty yesterday!

coming up on some guy who had his hazard lights on he pulled over to the side of the road so as i went to pass by him he decide to do a u turn in front of me without looking!

damage done, drivers side turn signal smashed, broke a small chunk off of the factory bumper/rebar, bent it down a little and messed up the bumper mount a little.
the worst though, my tire having such good approach angle took the majority of the impact and pushed my control arms back far enough that my tire rubs the firewall bad when i try to turn left. also bumped the curb after with the passenger tire and now it is also rubbing slightly.

buddy did not seem to interested in giving me his information, but he gave me a phone number, which was apperantly his older brothers who started to threaten my life when i told him i needed his insurance information etc.

turns out it was a stolen car, so now it is being treated as a hit and run!


well, on the brite side last time i was in a accident insurance worked out pretty good for me and i got all my lift and tires and such for the truck. hopefully i will get enough this time to buy the rest of my parts i need to do my swap!


2000 SPORTY, DEF BOY customs, mmm....lockers, mmm... gears, mmm... double transfer case, mmm... stroker
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2377991
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Re: $%^&*#@ drivers [Re: DEFBOY35] #889593 06/08/08 08:07 PM
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Hydra747 Offline
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Just glad that you are not injured <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

Re: $%^&*#@ drivers [Re: Hydra747] #889594 06/08/08 08:34 PM
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Axe Man Offline
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Glad you weren't hurt. But lesson for future reference. Never, EVER, allow a simple exchange of info or phone numbers after an accident. Contact the police and insist they show up to take a report.

Case in point. I witnessed some idiot back his Chevy pickup into the rear bumper of my parked Civic. I stopped him before he could take off. The rear bumper cover was cracked and popped out of the side. The driver wanted to just exchange info. He also stated he was a cop. I said "no dice" and I wanted a police report. So cops show up. Yep, they know him. But I insisted upon a police report. All info taken. Cops said in few days report would be ready. Turns out it took two weeks of bugging them to get it. Finally got it. I personally contacted HIS insurance company. He had no choice but to admit fault. His insurance pays me directly. I never had to contact or involve my insurance company.


1998 Sportage - Gone.
2004 Honda Civic Coupe.
2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara - She got it.
Re: $%^&*#@ drivers [Re: Axe Man] #889595 06/08/08 10:26 PM
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Iron Offline
Rock Warrior
Nice that it was a stolen car, and is being treated as a hit and run. Theres no way your insurance company can even try to pin any blame on you now! You should also not have to pay the deductable!


08' Jeep Wrangler
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Re: $%^&*#@ drivers [Re: DEFBOY35] #889596 06/09/08 01:39 AM
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bombardj1 Offline
Rock Warrior
he stole the car, but gave you a #, the police can find the guy with that, unless it was a prepay phone, even with that they might.

Re: $%^&*#@ drivers [Re: bombardj1] #889597 06/09/08 05:06 AM
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DEFBOY35 Offline OP
Rock Warrior
well according to the oh so wonderful officer i talked to there is nothing they can do with the number because when she talked to whoever it was that answered the phone they did not co operate and then changed there story about even being in an accident and then said they did not know what she was talking about, etc..
she then told me they cant pull a warrant on the phone.

i dont believe that, but who knows.

oh yes, and apperantly they cant do anything about the death threats either. she then accused me saying that she believes there is more to the story than what i am telling her.... you know, thats why i am the one down at the cop shop trying to fill out a report and all that crap!

Last edited by DEFBOY35; 06/09/08 05:09 AM.

2000 SPORTY, DEF BOY customs, mmm....lockers, mmm... gears, mmm... double transfer case, mmm... stroker
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2377991
Re: $%^&*#@ drivers [Re: DEFBOY35] #889598 06/09/08 03:44 PM
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bombardj1 Offline
Rock Warrior
? did you use a cell phone when you called the number the first time ? if so it will be on your bill the # of monutes you talked. I would go back to the police station and asked to talked to a higher up. or even the investagation team, I hit and run with a stolen car is a matter a higher up might want to check out, so I would go over her head, and keeping going over heads until answers are made. well here in the USA they go after people who they think hit and run not just call #'s. If you would have called the police when it happened the guy would have bolted.

Re: $%^&*#@ drivers [Re: bombardj1] #889599 06/09/08 04:46 PM
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DEFBOY35 Offline OP
Rock Warrior
yeah, i know better to get all the info at the scene and everything. i was so pissed off at the moment i wasnt thinking proper, it took everything in me to not just drag the guy out of his car and pop him a few times for being so stupid.

oh well it is being dealt with now though.

one other good thing! I removed the airbag fuse a while back, so they didnt go off thank god, or the truck would be a rite off for sure!


2000 SPORTY, DEF BOY customs, mmm....lockers, mmm... gears, mmm... double transfer case, mmm... stroker
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2377991
Re: $%^&*#@ drivers [Re: DEFBOY35] #889600 06/09/08 06:27 PM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,221
logansportage Offline
Body Damage is Cool
WOW! Glad you are OK and that the Sportage is not a total loss.

I'm replacing the upper control arms in my Sportage right now and the prices have gone up from $61 to $86 since January. I should have purchased them then.

Hope things go well and you can get it back on the road soon.

Logansportage <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />


White 1998 4 door KIA Sportage 4x4 w/Eibach 2.5 spring lift and TJ rear coils, 4crawler 1.5 body lift, Monroe Sensa.trac shocks, Bosch 4+ plugs, Eaton LSD, 31x10.5x15 BFG KM tires, 2.5 cat back exhaust w/SpinTech muffler
Re: $%^&*#@ drivers [Re: logansportage] #889601 06/09/08 08:25 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 598
DEFBOY35 Offline OP
Rock Warrior
yeah, just got off my phone with the insurance company, i will now be changing insurance companies!

if i claim it due to it being a hit and run, it will make my insurance go up, because i was in the vehicle when it happened.

looks like i will be going back to stock tires for a while so they dont rub the fire wall and just getting an alignment.

oh yes, and the officer i talked to today was much more useful and even said the other officer just wasnt doing her job. he is calling all the major cell phone carriers to get the registered user of the cell phones info. as long as it is not a pay and go phone everything should work out.

Last edited by DEFBOY35; 06/09/08 08:28 PM.

2000 SPORTY, DEF BOY customs, mmm....lockers, mmm... gears, mmm... double transfer case, mmm... stroker
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2377991
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