I had just painted my Tarmacs too.
Read about it here (from the other guys perspective).
That's a shame.
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I love how as more info comes to light about the fact that he was street racing, etc... the M5 owner has just stopped posting in there... I also like how he claims "why would the kid get out and say I'm so sorry if they weren't speeding?" Ummmmmm, Hello?!? What car lover wouldn't get out apologizing to someone if you got into an accident, it's the respect of the car... From the accounts I've seen/heard, the R was doing the speed limit (maybe give or take a few, but within 5 miles of the limit), he was doing 30 (as has been proven)... Both were at fault basically, the M5 for being stupid and then trying to clear his ass by saying he wasn't racing... The R for not paying attention, he was obviously paying attention to something else, cuz a car doing 30 doesn't come out of nowhere in front of you... But either way, the M5 guy needs to stop trying to screw over the other guy and playing like he's innocent...
If you look at the pics, the damage to the R doesn't look like the kind of damage you'd get in a ~25mph collision (front vehicle going ~30mph, rear vehicle hitting it at ~55mph).
I see these kinds of accidents regularly here in LA, and even been rear-ended a few times. That's not damage you get going the speed limit, sorry.
Yah, the M5 guy was an asshat for (presumably) being the same one that people mentioned had been racing and doing 100+mph, but he wasn't the one that rear-ended someone else, was it?
Does that mean that when I'm stuck in traffic doing 15-20mph and some asshat rear-ends me doing 50mph because he just gunned from his on-ramp, it's my fault too?
How about we just wait to see if the police report ever shows up on the forum before blindly just being dicks to this guy and blaming him for being rear-ended?
Both cars have been said to have been seen racing previously, nobody has mention traffic and plenty of people have said they rolled by and saw it, without mentioning traffic... Maybe they lined up again to go head to head from a roll, maybe not... But still, he needs to stop going out to make a VW owner look like the bad guy and push all the blame off himself... That's all I'm saying...
Seems like alot of people want to stick up for the R guy. Doesnt really matter why the M5 was going under the speed limit (people are saying he was simultaneously street racing and going 15 under alongside a GTI?), there can be all kinds of reasons legitimate or not for a car in front of you to be proceeding slowly at any time and if you hit them its basically all your fault. Period. You have to be ready at any moment for the cars in front of you to do the stupidest thing possible and be able to stop if they do. If you cant then your following too close. You cant blame the other guy when you got rear ended because people saw him race once. Everyone on here has driven dangerously at some point I am sure and this time somebody didnt get away with it. Man up and be glad nobody got hurt.
Last edited by SKNKWRX; 10-04-2012 at 01:07 PM.
If you hit someone from behind, both state laws and insurance companies consider it to be 100 percent your fault. It doesn't matter what the car in front was doing. It's very clear cut.
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Originally Posted by heimbachae