>Motorcycle Accident Redux


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.

About Steve Picray

I have been many things, but right now I am a registered nurse attempting to pay off my debt so that, God willing, I can be a pastor again someday. I have a wife and three kids. I am a conservative Christian (of the Baptist variety). This blog is about me: the things that happen to me, the things that interest me, and the things that bother me. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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