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Old 03-04-2014, 11:54 AM   #29
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return to the scene of the crime?

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Old 03-04-2014, 12:11 PM   #30
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the question was hypothetical

My in-laws we're just involved in an auto crash and were seriously injured. My mind imagined what I would do if I was involved in such a situation. Some great advice here:

[QUOTE=sirpurrcival;1952930]Let's be real here. Regardless of how careful any of us here are as drivers, accidents can and do happen. I agree with RickO.
Check yourselves
Check the other vehicle occupants
Call the authorities
Don't admit guilt under any circumstances or try to assign blame (best to avoid confrontations)
Don't pronounce yourself healthy either. Just stay quiet on the matter and see what shows up in the next day or so. Sometimes the full extent of injuries are not known especially when the adrenaline is pumping.

Be sure to give yourself some breathing room. Accidents can be scary and unsettling and you may find yourself reacting physiologically and cognitively. In short, you may not be at your brightest right after an accident (shock). Keep it simple! Just stick to the facts and leave interpretations to the police, insurance companies and the like."

All I'm saying is have a plan in the event something like this happens to you! Maybe have a checklist like most of us do on startup each day because I'm sure were not going to be thinking straight. Thanks to all for your valuable input.

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Old 03-04-2014, 12:12 PM   #31
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Thank you to everyone who actually read the original OP's question and offered some answers. I did not see anything that indicated to me that he was planning on, or afraid of, having an accident. He may have given some bad examples of what can go through the mind when driving, but let's give him a break.
Some good advice in both prevention and procedures when prevention does not work - and hope the time for the latter never comes.
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:49 PM   #32
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To answer your question....
You come to a stop in as safe a place as possible. Set emergency lights. And check for injuries. Then notify law enforcement.
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:45 PM   #33
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Almost always true, but there is also the possibility of "Contributory negligence". Years ago, I had another driver's insurance company try to accuse me of this after he had turned right in front of me and even said to the police "I thought I could make it". They asked me repeatedly what the speed limit was, how fast was I driving, did I see the other car, and to make a recorded statement; which I agreed to, but they really got upset when I read the facts verbatim from the police report. Always get a police report. In KY, I think you are required to do this if the damage is over $300. You can kick something now and cause more damage than this...

I'm not a lawyer, and didn't sleep in a Holiday Inn Express last night, but think contributory negligence might come into play if a dash camera showed someone very aggressively cutting in front of a motorhome, and then getting hit from behind.

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...Remember that your at fault for a rear end collision, because your not in control of your vehicle.
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:01 PM   #34
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Well, first check to see how badly the other party is injured. DO NOT ADD to the injuries though if you have no training. Call the police, If you are blocking the road and the vehicles CAN be moved get ye to the shoulder so as to not cause even more accidents... Contact your insurance and make sure you bank account is full cause odds are you will be sued.

Oh, and yesterday.. That would have been a good time to put brakes in your towed.

In 99plus percent of rear end crashes it is the rear ender who is at fault.. In the rest,, Well there can be extenuating circumstances like the idiot in front of you slamming it in REVERSE and backing into you.

Once you have informed the ESO (Emergency Services Operator or 9-1-1 operator if you like) of the nature of the crash and extent of injuries if any and done what said ESO tells you to do if there are injured... Locate your driver's license, registration and proof of insurance.. Cause you gonna need em.
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:06 PM   #35
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And above all blame someone else.
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If I hit or got hit, the first thing I would is get off the road if possible and call the police.

Do discuss the accident with any one except police. Make sure you have your drivers license and insurance card available if possible.
That is what I would do.

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