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Offline Assagai

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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2012, 01:19:28 pm »
I feel your pain Francois. Glad you are okay. I also had my first accident in February this year. I have always been very vigilant when driving any where on the road. BUT, my accident took place in a parking area at a garage. The guy was drunk (14:00 in the afternoon) and sped of from the pumps not looking and hit my just behind my right leg. Of course, he did not have insurance, AND had the cheek to blame me for the accident...CCTV evidence, eyewitness testaments and a day at the police station it was all sorted out two weeks ago.

The morel of the story is...it is a dangerous hobby / lifestyle we have chosen and we must always assume that no place on or off the road is safe...except if you are washing your bike in your driveway, behind a closed gate with large dogs (the four legged type) running around.

Just get back on your bike and slowly build your confidence (after my accident I took my bike on the back roads one Sundag afternoon, just to get rid of the nerves)

Keep on riding and look out for yourself.
 

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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2012, 01:58:58 pm »
Ooh ek het so idee die ou gaan weg hardloop sonder om my bike reg te maak!

Dink dit is die eerste keer dat hy in 'n BMW vas ry... Anders sou hy geweet het hy gaan bollie en betaal!
 

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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2012, 02:05:56 pm »
Jy moet hom vas vat, hy moet meer as net bollie en betaal... :dousing: my fiets se herstel werk het R 24 000 gekos en daar is nog goed wat reg gemaak moet word.

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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #43 on: May 15, 2012, 02:25:21 pm »
Guys, guys, are we so jaded against what is happening to this country that we are only but only happy that someone did not get hurt!!?? BS!!!!

Francois, a retorical question mate. I am also glad that you weren't hurt or even killed with this moron doing what he did.  :thumleft:

Where is the law? Under some frikkin tree trying to catch speedsters!!! There is a law against texting, using a cellphone while driving..... Screw this -- This oke must get the full brunt of the law!! Lay a claim of negligence and damaging of private property against him...

Take him 2 pieces - hit him with the law over his farken head !!!!
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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2012, 02:44:29 pm »
Okay.  Update.  Now this bloke wants more quotes.

The bike is not safe to drive.  How the hell must I go get more quotes?  I am so sick of this bloody people of this country.

May YHWH have mercy on him the day when judgement will fall!  Ek verkoop sommer Ya'el!
 

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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2012, 02:48:06 pm »
Biggest problem is I don't have money to take him to court.  I don't have the means to pay to get this bloody idiot to pay up.  And the SAPS is no help at all. 
 

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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #46 on: May 16, 2012, 03:26:12 pm »
Okay.  Update.  Now this bloke wants more quotes.

The bike is not safe to drive.  How the hell must I go get more quotes?  I am so sick of this bloody people of this country.

May YHWH have mercy on him the day when judgement will fall!  Ek verkoop sommer Ya'el!

Do you have insurance?
Use them to nail him, that is what you pay them for!
 

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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #47 on: May 16, 2012, 04:40:01 pm »
 :'( no I don't have insurance.  Maybe I should have punched him in the face with the protected knuckled glove. 
 

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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #48 on: May 16, 2012, 05:07:58 pm »
:'( no I don't have insurance. 

I have read this entire thread & I sympathised with you until I read this line
IMHO you have no business being on the road meneer
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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #49 on: May 16, 2012, 10:07:00 pm »

IMHO you have no business being on the road meneer
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Like you were saying, the guy needs sympathy.

I hope this makes him feel lots better. ???
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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #50 on: May 16, 2012, 10:27:46 pm »
:'( no I don't have insurance.

I have read this entire thread & I sympathised with you until I read this line
IMHO you have no business being on the road meneer

oh please.. are you saying that only the rich deserve to be on the road, what BS.. I only got insurance for the 1st time about 2 months ago but have been riding since 07', just because someone cannot afford insurance does not mean they cannot enjoy the roads in saftey, or are you special in some way?

Sadly if you don't have money for insurance you don't have the money to sue the oke.. in which case if he decides to tell you to get knotted there is not much you can do, even if you do sue him, count on about R8k - R12k in legal fees and about a year to get some kind of judgement if you are lucky.

run around and get the quotes.. and hope he pays.
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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #51 on: May 17, 2012, 07:31:34 am »
I'm not saying only the rich deserve to use the roads
being rich has got sweet eff all to do with it.
being insured is a responsible & intelligent & mature thing to do
if you are not insured  (for whatever reason) - you should not be on the road - finish & klaar

I know what I'm saying is inflammatory - but it's what I honestly believe

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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #52 on: May 17, 2012, 10:02:24 am »
Francois,

Vind uit van n derde party prokureur of hy jou nie kan help nie.

Gewoonlik help hulle want hulle deel indie derde party eis uitbetaling en soek nie geld vooraf nie
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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2012, 11:40:03 am »
I have read this entire thread & I sympathised with you until I read this line
IMHO you have no business being on the road meneer

Sweet.  Thanks.
 

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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #54 on: May 17, 2012, 12:10:12 pm »
I would have stripped my M**R!! Glad you're OK thow!  >:(
 

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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #55 on: May 19, 2012, 12:45:48 pm »
I thought if you crashed into the back of someone you were automatically at fault? take him to small claims court?
 

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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #56 on: May 19, 2012, 01:49:32 pm »
being insured is a responsible & intelligent & mature thing to do
if you are not insured  (for whatever reason) - you should not be on the road - finish & klaar


the logic being???
 

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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #57 on: May 19, 2012, 02:17:29 pm »
if you are not insured  (for whatever reason) - you should not be on the road - finish & klaar


IMHO, methinks you are talking k@rk   bull meneer - finish and klaar.


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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #58 on: May 19, 2012, 03:09:29 pm »
I'm with WHS on this.
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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #59 on: May 19, 2012, 03:25:20 pm »
:'( no I don't have insurance. 

I have read this entire thread & I sympathised with you until I read this line
IMHO you have no business being on the road meneer


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What a stupid statement.  O0
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