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Car got rear-ended & broke my bike rack, Whaaaa

Old 11-08-19, 07:21 PM
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got the big rack on same as always. hitch seems fine but haven't done an undercarriage close inspection with a light & glasses yet. Insurance adjuster will be inspecting the hatch soon so I'd better get under it. nice I have rental coverage for when it goes in the shop



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Old 11-11-19, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
on my way to work this morning, while stopped in traffic, a small school van rear-ended me. it felt hard but I guess she was only going slowly. she said: "you know, my foot slipped off the brake". um, no
A school van? If she was on her way to work, during work, or on her way home from work, it's a work-related incident. Go after her employer!
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Old 11-11-19, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
Take is as a sign that you should transport your bike IN the vehicle.



Well, yes and no. Think theft. If a thief really wants your bike, he'll get it, inside or out. Bikes gone either way. Rack is cut or ripped off ... or rear window is broken. I had a new shop vac in my Tercel years ago. A (probably) meth addict wanted it. Cost me the $70 rack and $400 for the hatchback glass.

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Old 11-11-19, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
Well, yes and no. Think theft. If a thief really wants your bike, he'll get it, inside or out. Bikes gone either way. Rack is cut or ripped off ... or rear window is broken. I had a new shop vac in my Tercel years ago. A (probably) meth addict wanted it. Cost me the $70 rack and $400 for the hatchback glass.

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Trust me.... nothing is 100%. If a thief wants it, they'll get it. But it IS safer inside.
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Old 11-11-19, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
Well, yes and no. Think theft. If a thief really wants your bike, he'll get it, inside or out. Bikes gone either way. Rack is cut or ripped off ... or rear window is broken. I had a new shop vac in my Tercel years ago. A (probably) meth addict wanted it. Cost me the $70 rack and $400 for the hatchback glass.

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Old 11-11-19, 03:52 PM
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I was rear-ended a couple of years ago with my bike on the trunk rack. The driver's insurance paid to fix the bike. The front wheel was damaged and my bike shop said I should replace the fork to be sure there were no hair-line cracks not readily visible. The LBS gave me the estimate for all of the work (about $600) and I sent it to the other driver's insurance company and they paid it no questions asked. Having said that, I told the other driver and her insurance company I didn't care that there was also a ding in my bumper (a 2005 stick-shift Toyota Corolla) so didn't even push to have that fixed. It's possible the insurance company was so happy I wasn't going to press for a new bumper that they quickly agreed to pay for the bike before I changed my mind
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Old 11-11-19, 08:41 PM
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Hey, you got off easy. I didn't have a bike in back, but this was what remained of our car after we got rear-ended some years ago. The other driver was busy eating a cheeseburger and didn't see us.

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
looks like she came at me at an angle. wonder if she dropped her coffee or something
Sorry for your troubles - really.

I'd bet all my money that she was staring at her smart-phone.

I am constantly concerned in traffic while looking my rearview mirror when I see drivers' eyelids instead of their eyes. Nobody under 25 or 30 is watching the road - even on the interstate during rush hour.

We need DUI/DWI-level enforcement and penalties for smart-phone use while driving, and we need it a couple of years ago.

Best of luck, OP. Thanks for letting me shake my cane in here for a minute.
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Old 11-12-19, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Squeeze View Post
Sorry for your troubles - really.

I'd bet all my money that she was staring at her smart-phone.

I am constantly concerned in traffic while looking my rearview mirror when I see drivers' eyelids instead of their eyes. Nobody under 25 or 30 is watching the road - even on the interstate during rush hour.

We need DUI/DWI-level enforcement and penalties for smart-phone use while driving, and we need it a couple of years ago.

Best of luck, OP. Thanks for letting me shake my cane in here for a minute.
itís pretty hard to prove smartphone use. Even when thereís an accident, getting access to somebodyís phone is challenging
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Old 11-13-19, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
Hey, you got off easy. I didn't have a bike in back, but this was what remained of our car after we got rear-ended some years ago. The other driver was busy eating a cheeseburger and didn't see us.
oh my gosh! that must have been traumatic! I was stunned after I got hit just because it's so unexpected, but I was fine & the car was mostly fine. that collision tho looks so much more violent!
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Old 11-13-19, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by biketampa View Post
itís pretty hard to prove smartphone use. Even when thereís an accident, getting access to somebodyís phone is challenging
But it is very easy for people constantly concerned about smartphones to post unfounded accusations about their use as the cause of any and/or every motor vehicle collision they read about on the Internet.
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Old 11-21-19, 09:04 AM
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got the insurance $$, ordered a replacement bike rack, I'll have it tomorrow. gotta figure out how/when to get the car fixed. at least I know my priorities ...

got the same one so it won't be long before it's back on the car


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