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Dear PoPville – Aftermath of a Bike Accident

by Prince Of Petworth September 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm 50 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

“Dear PoPville,

Last week I was involved in a bike accident and I unfortunately broke the universal rule of accidents and didn’t call the police and failed to get his insurance information on the spot. I did however, get the man’s name, address and phone number. But now he won’t call me back.

My question is; what can I do now? I am physically okay but my bike will need a bunch of work. The accident was not my fault and I don’t want to have to shell out the money to fix my bike. I also don’t want to sue the man, I didn’t get the impression that he had a lot of resources and I don’t want to destroy his life just to fix my bike. But at the same time I would like some sort of compensation.

Since I’m sure that PoPviller’s will want to debate the merits of my accident I’ll describe it: I was going straight under a green light when a vehicle from the oncoming lane attempted to make a left turn right in front of me. I could do nothing but slam into the front quarter panel of his vehicle. Did a number on his windshield too…”

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