Do I have a chance to still get into trucking after accident?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by ddvvcc2, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. ddvvcc2

    ddvvcc2 Bobtail Member

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    So for a few years i've wanted to get my cdl and drive I actually got my learners permit however right before covid I got into an accident, lady whos right lane ended merged into me and i tried to quickly avoid the accident, had to basically go into oncoming traffic lane (no traffic coming other way seemed safest way to avoid this accident) and do a sharp uturn quickly to avoid her.. she basically pushed me there.. however apparently the side of my car still hit the side of hers. I left the scene because I didn't think she actually hit me.. basically thought it was a near miss sighed and left... because i left insurance said its a "at fault" accident. I got summonsed for a "leaving scene of property damage" due to covid i've waited almost a year. my attorney says he will have the charges dismissed. but when nobody knows. does this disqualify me from a trucking career in the near future? it's been almost a year since the incident just no word on the actual case..... covid... i'm reading that dismissed charges still show up on record searches? how big of a deal is this? my criminal record is clean and mvr clean otherwise..
     
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  3. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Don't blame Covid for a lapse in judgement.

    It seems you panicked and went into traffic instead of holding your lane and letting the merging person do their own responsibility of merging in correctly.
    After all, she could not safely 'merge into' you, right? It is either speed up or slow down for her to make the merge in a safe manner.

    I don't know how it will turn out, but next time just hold to your own lane.
     
  4. ddvvcc2

    ddvvcc2 Bobtail Member

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    it was more she was being aggressive and I didn't want to let her merge into my lane then she panicked realized her lane was done so she just came into my lane and I panicked and tried to avoid her. I only blamed covid for the 1 year and counting limbo waiting game to see if I ever get a court case to get this dismissed.. next time she can hit me. it would of been her fault. her lane ended and mine didn't. split second decision and I didn't make the right one
     
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  5. smokey12

    smokey12 Road Train Member

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    No.I really.doubt this will disqualify you from trucking. As long as you don't have a boatload of tickets, accidenta or DUI you should be good
     
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  6. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

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    First thing you learn about trucking is you never hit them . They hit you !!! The side of her car hit you as you travelled in the proper lane.
     
  7. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Same with a deer that runs and commits suicide with your truck.

    Never say "I hit" anything.
    That admits guilt, and guilt means it was preventable.

    (That will not work with a pole, stop sign or any other firmly placed object.)

    And always have a dash cam recording what is happening - if you are driving safely and legally.
     
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  8. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    Deer are suicidal critters. One time I got hit by one of them. My driving partner did also. They are always running straight into our fenders. The minute our lamps show them, boom, they are nose first first straight into the grill. I don't get it. They are the worst ambulance chasers ever.
     
  9. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    No offense meant, but you really need to clean your story up a bit. You’re calling her aggressive and then you didn’t want to allow her to merge. You were being aggressive too.

    If I am at a red light and you are beside me and when the light turns green we both want to prevent the other from passing, what is that called?

    Your reason for not stopping is lame also. This ticket will not stop you, but that crappy story might. Clean it up a bit.
     
  10. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Right. He's admitting to being aggressive, using poor judgement, and admitting guilt even though she hit him.
     
  11. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    I few things.

    Unless yiur stearo was way to high you can HEAR it when you get hit hard enoughto causedamage.... you can FEEL it...

    You always HOLD YOUR LANE... let them hit you....

    You do a moneuver like that in a truck and you will lay it over on its side and yes you could DIE....
     
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