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It was fun until...... KABOOM!

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by drivewaydoctor, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. Driver backed into a dumpster with one of my new Dodge Rams... Damn truck only has about 15,000 miles on it....


  2. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,778

    If you can't Dodge it...Ram it!
  3. Dumpster didn't stand a chance...
  4. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 409

    That sucks , sorry to hear about it. Doesnt even have a spreader in the back to make visibility bad . Must have been getting lazy not looking.
  5. Ya know, thats exactly why I don't put spreaders in the back of my plow trucks and this still happened.... Not too happy with the driver right now...
  6. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
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  7. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    "SIGH"...Employees, so glad I don't have to deal with them anymore.:bluebounc

    Sorry about your misfortune.
  8. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    That's why they're called "accidents". I wouldn't say the guy got lazy or wasn't looking. Stuff happens. Sorry about the truck though.
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I'll take that over hitting someone walking in a storm.
  10. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,236

    Have you ever hit anything while plowing?
  12. potskie

    potskie Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 769

    To bad he got sheet metal too. I'm good for a tail light a year so I can never get mad at anyone for their first ding a season. It's #2 I have an issue with. But then again my tail lights are 15 bucks a pop :jester:
  13. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    Happens to everyone in this industry (yes me as well) sooner or later. As long as he wasn't goofing off or driving erratically, you can't be too mad at him. Now if he was screwing around and did that, that's a different story. But everyone gets a little tired and zombie like after 12-18 hrs behind the wheel, even more so when it is all "high stress" fowl weather driving.

    Sorry about your truck though. I'm guessing no one was hurt, which is the main thing. Cars can be fixed, sometimes people can't.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2015
  14. On a Call

    On a Call PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,077

    1) Beats hitting a parked car.
    2) Beats hitting a person.
    3) Stinks for sure.

    The thing I see was it was on the drivers side. If he would have looked I bet he would have seen it.

    But...last night I hit a car, backing up. You know..one of those ladies who pulls in behind you as you are backing up. Well I hit her brand new ford Escape. Good news.....I heard the horn just as I touched her and my lighting reflexes got me stopped :) She and I both looks and saw no damage...but I felt the bump. There had to be something ?

    Anyhow...bummer about the truck. I have been thinking of back up cameras.
  15. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    That sucks but, it could always have been worse.
  16. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,778

    I've been blind behind me for about 20 years, the only thing I ever backed into was a minivan that parked behind me at the bank on the street. Wasn't even plowing. There was no spot there, it was the wheel chair access to the sidewalk. A lady had just backed into the spot in front of me and I had the blade on, I checked my mirrors...nothing. Backed up about 3 ft and bump..then a horn. Put my spinner right through her hood.
    I paid for the damage, the next time I'm in the bank she's walking in with a friend ( I'm parked in the same spot) and they're looking at my truck ,and she says " That's the ahole that backed into me" I was holding the door for her, and when she realized it was me, the look on her face...I didn't need to say a thing.
  17. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    Boy, you were way to polite. I would have looked at her friend while pointing to her and said, "this is the ahole that parked illegally behind me and got hit." :nono:
  18. I'm not mad at the driver at all. I've done it in the past as well.

    Just sucks that this happened to one of my new trucks. I would have rather my 2012 Laramie or my 2004 Ram had this happen.

    Nothing a shop can't fix.
  19. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,778

    Canada eh??..Sorry.
  20. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,943

    Ya my new truck only lasted a few months before I scratched it on a mail box & broke a tail light on a tree branch, since then I've had a few lil mishaps with it(all on box) I wish my taillights were only $15, mine are $115