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    I was unicycling along, riding home from school. I was on the sidewalk on a relatively busy street, and as I crossed one of the side streets (in the crosswalk), a car ran the stop sign and whacked me. They weren't moving terribly fast, maybe 3-4 mph, but they clearly ran the stop sign, several other people saw it and mentioned the fact that they ran the stop sign. I'm generally O.K. I forgot to get the license plate, so I only have very menial information about the car. Aged driver (50-60), grey car, older model.
    I'm not hurt badly, a scrape on my elbow and left thigh, and the unicycle is fine (as far as I can tell).
    I'm just curious of your opinion; should I report it?
    Thank you.
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    Welcome to the club mate!

    I got hit by a car yesterday and broke a couple of bones!

    The car was going about 30mph though!

    If there's no real damage done can you really be bothered with the hassle for it to probably come to nothing but a bit of wasted police time?

    Not saying you would be wasting their time just that probably nothing will come of it...
    Last edited by Juni; 2011-05-19, 10:21 PM.
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    • #3
      If you are ok, just leave it. Shit happens. Enjoy riding

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      • #4
        Are you really 14? I mean, if you are, what do your parents/guardians have to say about it?

        Having a unicycle with you shouldn't make any difference to whether you should report it or not. I'm not trying to be mean, but I do wonder why you're asking about this on a unicycle forum instead of asking someone nearer at hand in real life.

        OK - Advice: Report it. The worst outcome is nothing happens, which is what you'll get if you don't report it, too.
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        • #5
          THANK YOU. That's exactly what I think! My parents want to report it, but there's been no real damage done. Reporting it would yield no results and ultimately be pointless. Thanks for the replies.
          Happy cows come from California. Then at one point, PETA got into the mix and claimed that California cows were not happy. Of course, being the animal experts PETA aren't, they were unable to quantify any method of detecting cow happiness. - JF

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          • #6
            Trust me, I asked them. They ended up reporting it, just in case it shows something worse later on.
            My mother got hit on her b*ke about a year ago, and just found out that it resulted in two herniated disks and a nerve problem in her shoulder.
            Happy cows come from California. Then at one point, PETA got into the mix and claimed that California cows were not happy. Of course, being the animal experts PETA aren't, they were unable to quantify any method of detecting cow happiness. - JF

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            • #7
              I hope i don't show something worse than a broken thumb and big toe once i'm all healed....
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              • #8
                I hate to say this but... for fucks sake, do you all want uni riding to end up in the cycle of claim, get insurance, price you all out of getting out of bed?

                Shit happens - take risks you can afford.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by monomaniac View Post
                  I hate to say this but... for fucks sake, do you all want uni riding to end up in the cycle of claim, get insurance, price you all out of getting out of bed?

                  Shit happens - take risks you can afford.
                  Not me mate....Didn't even report the guy who hit me.

                  Then outta the blue, when he finished work, he turns up at my door and offers to pay all my loss of earnings.

                  I knew this was leaving him skint so we came to an agreement of a smaller amount

                  Where's the need for court and solicitors and insurance b*llocks when all you need to do is talk
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                  • #10
                    Yes Juni.... respect to all parties in your case.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Juni View Post
                      Not me mate....Didn't even report the guy who hit me.

                      Then outta the blue, when he finished work, he turns up at my door and offers to pay all my loss of earnings.

                      I knew this was leaving him skint so we came to an agreement of a smaller amount

                      Where's the need for court and solicitors and insurance b*llocks when all you need to do is talk
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gohabsgo333 View Post
                        I think if everybody was like that our world would be a much much better place. Unfortunately, many people don't think the same way..
                        Amen to that!

                        Too many people after a quick cash score now days....

                        As it is when the guy finishes work tomorrow we're going out for a pint

                        So i may even have made a new friend
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                        • #13
                          I'm glad it got reported. You were probably the 35th person he hit with a car.

                          Injuries often take time to surface, as your mother discovered. If the incident doesn't get documented you will never have recourse.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Milosboy View Post
                            I was unicycling along, riding home from school. I was on the sidewalk on a relatively busy street, and as I crossed one of the side streets (in the crosswalk), a car ran the stop sign and whacked me. They weren't moving terribly fast, maybe 3-4 mph, but they clearly ran the stop sign, several other people saw it and mentioned the fact that they ran the stop sign. I'm generally O.K. I forgot to get the license plate, so I only have very menial information about the car.
                            So, did the guy stop and talk to you? Did other people who saw it come over? What was said?

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                            • #15
                              Ouch!

                              I'm really sorry about that. I'm glad you weren't hurt.

                              I was hit by a stationary car a few weeks ago, that really sucked.
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