On my way home from work this morning. I was turning off a main street through town. I Am in the turn lane to turn left onto the side street. I have a chance with no traffic coming to make my turn. While making the turn I have always kept looking at on coming traffice due to how fast people travel and the hill they come over.
I made the turn and just as my truck was getting straight I see 2 people standing there. I was doing possibly 5-6 mph and I hit the lady. She immediately grabs her arm and starts yelling.
As soon as I get the truck into park she jumps in to the ditch. I am kinda like WTF I didnt hit her that hard.
I get out and I go to check on her. At this time the guy she was walking with is yelling and cussing at me for not paying attention. I was just kinda like okay lets make sure she is alright.
I dialed 911 told them I needed a ambulance I had just hit someone crossing the street. All the while this guy is yelling at me. Then out of no where this chevy blazer comes hauling down the main road and pulls into a parking lot close by.
He comes out screaming "You hit my wife what the F**K are you doing. He gets down on the ground and is like bear hugging her and telling her she is gonna be fine.
I was really puzzled and confused then. The guy she was walking with then gets into the blazer and takes off. I got had my phone out and texted my self the license plate number.
The cops arrive all 4 of them along with 2 fire trucks and 2 ambulances. The 1 cop questioned me and I told him what had happened. He ask how fast I was going and was asking how I could have went 5-6 MPH and she end up in the ditch. He said something isn't right here.
I tell him about the one guy leaving and everything. He gets real interested then.
They question the 2nd guy in front of me about the first guy. He doesn't even know his name at first then says it is Robert but he doesn't know his last name. He said it was his boss. The cops are baffled that he works for the guy but doesn't know his whole name.
Finally 2 of the cops come talk to me and says looks like they are after some money. They noted that there was absolutely no damage to my truck. They said I was going super fast.
They finally found the 2nd guy up the street. And he actually backed my side of what took place.
The lady was ticketed for no using the cross walk and failure to obey signal device.
They tested the cross walk signals and they were working properly
They measured where she had been laying and where the coffee she had been holding splashed and it was 13.5" feet from the cross walk.
2nd guy was also arrested for outstanding warrants
There was some damage to the truck the hood is bent down a tad. I am not worried because neither looked to have 2 nickels to rub together. So I knew they probably didn't have insurance and I would never get it fixed.
Here are some illustrations to it.
Red line is Me
Green Square is her and where she was at.
Yellow line is the 2nd guy where he came from and parked
The turn lane on the right going toward the left. The hill you have to deal with while turning
2nd guy being arrested
Sorry for long post. Officer said I have nothing to worry about. He also advised me to be watchful that they may try to sue me or something.
So in conclusion when crossing a street use the cross walk. You never know when a ford ranger may take you out.