>Motorcycle Accident Redux

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I went on my lunch break from work tonight, and I went to McDonalds. That’s right, the one where I got hit on my motorcycle. I wanted to look the scene over and make sure my perceptions were accurate. It turns out that they weren’t.

I told the insurance companies (both his and mine) that the street where the accident happened had 3 lanes going east, and he was in my lane, which is the middle lane. Tonight I tried to think of the accident through the other driver’s eyes. In actuality, there ARE three lanes eastbound, but only AFTER the McDonalds entrance. Before the McDonalds entrance (where I was sitting behind the other car) there are only two lanes. The third lane starts to grow out of the left side of the “middle” lane right at the McDonalds entrance.

What this tells me is that my original assessment of what happened was incorrect. The other driver wasn’t driving half in the “middle” lane and half in the “left” lane…he was driving half in the left (of two lanes) and half over the center line. In effect, this means that I was in possession of the left lane, and he tried to pass me by moving partially across the center line, which is illegal.

I am planning on taking this picture to my insurance company and showing them the correct version. Then I will ask them if I should tell this to the other guy’s insurance company, because I dont’ want it to seem like I’m “changing my story.” The way I see it, either way he’s at fault.
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About Steve Picray

I am the current pastor of the Rapids Street Baptist Church in Adel, Iowa. Every day I commit my life to Jesus Christ. I am also a registered nurse working to support my ministry and my wife and three kids. I am a conservative Baptist. This blog is my view on life. My prayer is that, by reading what I write, you will learn more about me, more about God, and be assisted in becoming the person God means for you to be. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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