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(Orange County Register)   Driver hits a girl jogging across the street. She gets up and keeps on running while the driver calls police and demands she stays at the scene. I didn't know it was Backwards Day   (ocregister.com) divider line 79
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2012-07-05 08:19:22 PM  
I guess there is such a think as a little too much Eye of the Tiger. But she has inspired me to workout tomorrow despite the fact that I feel like I've been hit by a truck.
 
2012-07-05 08:20:19 PM  
img1.fark.net Jogger stuck with $45,000 in ambulance and hospital bills because of a few bruises
 
2012-07-05 09:29:57 PM  

Gig103: [img1.fark.net image 54x11] Jogger stuck with $45,000 in ambulance and hospital bills because of a few bruises


Goes on his car insurance.
 
2012-07-05 09:46:01 PM  
Sounds like the guy did the right thing. I don't know what the problem is here.
 
2012-07-05 09:58:58 PM  
Was the girl's name Jamie Summers?
 
2012-07-05 09:59:05 PM  
Hit and run.
 
2012-07-05 09:59:48 PM  
Stays?
 
2012-07-05 10:00:01 PM  
If she goes home and dies of internal bleeding, he could be farked
 
2012-07-05 10:00:36 PM  
She puts new zip in the phrase "just walk it off."
 
2012-07-05 10:01:50 PM  
Liability dear friends. He did the right thing.
 
2012-07-05 10:02:56 PM  
it was smart to call. the runner could have been in shock trauma. this could have ended worse. but it didn't.
 
2012-07-05 10:03:47 PM  

bdub77


Sounds like the guy did the right thing. I don't know what the problem is here.


I guess (technically) the jogger actually left the scene of the scene of the accident.
 
2012-07-05 10:06:46 PM  

Apos: Was the girl's name Claire Bennet?


FTFY.
 
2012-07-05 10:07:51 PM  
Next, on our Special Report:

Jogging Could Be Hazardous to Your Health
 
2012-07-05 10:08:11 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Hit and run.

Came here to say that.
 
2012-07-05 10:08:43 PM  
bdub77:

Sounds like the guy did the right thing. I don't know what the problem is here.

Farkers are a pretty callous bunch.

Maybe the guy had heard that some runners get into an endorphin fog and don't realize they're injured until they get home and cool off.

Or maybe he read about this case (link) or saw this movie (link).
 
2012-07-05 10:08:45 PM  
She's a honey badger
 
2012-07-05 10:09:18 PM  
Hit and run jog
 
2012-07-05 10:11:57 PM  
Thats something you wont see on The Real Housewives of OC.
 
2012-07-05 10:12:18 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: bdub77

Sounds like the guy did the right thing. I don't know what the problem is here.


I guess (technically) the jogger actually left the scene of the scene of the accident.


She should have been arrested. And heavily fined or jailed. Like he would have been if he left the scene.

Them blond chicks get away with everything. Especially in southern California.
 
2012-07-05 10:13:01 PM  

snake_beater: Apos: Was the girl's name X-23?

FTFY.

 
2012-07-05 10:13:36 PM  
CSB: While jogging one night, I reached an intersection controlled by 4-way stop signs. To my right, I noticed an approaching car, but it was far enough away that I expected it would notice the stop sign, and the crossing pedestrian and, y'know, stop.
Instead, the driver rolled though the stop sign at about 5 miles per hour. Angrily, I jumped as it "struck" me, exaggerated the impact by slamming both hands on the hood. I landed on my feet uninjured and kept on jogging as if nothing occurred.
The driver stayed there for a good couple minutes. I like to think I freaked him/her right the fark out, and they didn't ignore stop signs for at least a couple days.
 
2012-07-05 10:13:42 PM  
He was probably just worried his car was damaged and wanted a statement on the record that it was her body that did the damage. I have had this happen to me before, on a bike. People are stupid, very stupid.
 
2012-07-05 10:16:32 PM  
A couple years ago at my kids' school, there is a bit of a hill down to a field and a teenaged girl tripped and sort of had a bad tumble down a hill. She got up and it turned out she had broken her neck and she died -- probably wouldn't have if she had stayed put. My sister got hit by a car by biking, thought she was fine but turned out she had a serious concussion. I know the two times I've been in car accidents I was sort of in a daze. Definitely after an accident the best thing to do (even if you don't think it was serious) is get medical attention, proper police attention, etc.
 
2012-07-05 10:16:58 PM  

namegoeshere: Gig103: [img1.fark.net image 54x11] Jogger stuck with $45,000 in ambulance and hospital bills because of a few bruises

Goes on his car insurance.


Yep. If the light was green when she started across, she had the right of way (assuming there wasn't a left turn arrow, in which case it's a toss up). Wait for pedestrians, THEN turn is drilled into you back in Driver's Ed.
 
2012-07-05 10:17:57 PM  

The One True TheDavid: bdub77:

Sounds like the guy did the right thing. I don't know what the problem is here.

Farkers are a pretty callous bunch.

Maybe the guy had heard that some runners get into an endorphin fog and don't realize they're injured until they get home and cool off.

Or maybe he read about this case (link) or saw this movie (link).


Maybe he'd gotten into a minor accident with a vehicle in his youth and didn't seek medical attention right away, leading to debilitating neck and back pain for him now. Or the same scenario except he did get help right away and realized how much worse it could have been for him if he hadn't.

I think the girl was being a typical high schooler and didn't want to get left behind by her group. The article doesn't go into whether they kept going or if any of them waited for the her. It could have been that she was simply embarrassed about it and wanted to move on.

No matter what was going through either one of their heads at the time, that guy took the situation seriously instead of acting like a cowardly jackass like most of the other people who end up on Fark.

Now, I apologize if my joking is part of the callousness to which you refer, but this story ended happily ever after. So chill out Francis.
 
2012-07-05 10:26:42 PM  
No "Hit That" jokes yet? Fark, I am dissapoint.
 
2012-07-05 10:27:06 PM  
meh, I'd hit it
 
2012-07-05 10:30:04 PM  
CSB..

My Father in law hit a kid who suddenly dashed across the road in front of him to meet up with friends across the street. Flew over the hood of his van and back onto the sidewalk. Father-in-law stopped, but the kid said he was alright. Offers to call police- kid said go away. Kid was supposed to be at little league practice but snuck off with friends and didn't want anyone to know. Kid insisted noone know- go away. Father-in-law didn'y know what else he could do so move on as the kid appeared ok and wanted no help.

Sometimes people just want to move on. Not all parents agree. Cost my Father in law major yen to fix this mess. Parents needed to be compensated for their stress, fines needed to be paid.
 
2012-07-05 10:33:26 PM  

karmaceutical: He was probably just worried his car was damaged and wanted a statement on the record that it was her body that did the damage. I have had this happen to me before, on a bike. People are stupid, very stupid.


Or just wanted to make sure she wasn't f--ked up in the head from the accident. Believing in the good of man, here. Even if it's just good out of the fear of liability, but if someone you just hit keeps on going that's a big red flag that shiat ain't right. Maybe it's trying to avoid a ambulance bill, maybe it just wasn't that bad a collision, but still.

The My Little Pony Killer: No matter what was going through either one of their heads at the time, that guy took the situation seriously instead of acting like a cowardly jackass like most of the other people who end up on Fark.

Now, I apologize if my joking is part of the callousness to which you refer, but this story ended happily ever after. So chill out Francis.


Yep, this.

Random body damage to the car
 
2012-07-05 10:33:54 PM  
She ran off because it was her fault and she probably caused damage to his car. A bizzarro hit and run.
 
2012-07-05 10:34:10 PM  
I once did the same thing when I was in high school, only I was biking....The driver was totally freaked out, and I assured him I was really late for dinner

/csb
//my mom was really pissed at me for not getting myself checked out at the hospital, and essentially told me I'm a moron. Sounds about right.
 
2012-07-05 10:35:49 PM  
What happens if the runner actually is hurt, but the pain just hasn't set in yet because of a runner's high or something of the like, and then she tries to say she was involved in a hit and run where the driver fled the scene? Then the driver is screwed and will get convicted of a hit and run because the runner is a dishonorable pile of crap who wants to become a millionaire by making another frivolous lawsuit to tie up our court systems. Seriously, if you get hit by a car and DON'T call 911 you're an idiot.
 
2012-07-05 10:39:02 PM  

Funbags: . Angrily, I jumped as it "struck" me, exaggerated the impact by slamming both hands on the hood. I landed on my feet uninjured and kept on jogging as if nothing occurred.


Heh. Memories of high school cross country flooding back right there.

Nice friendly slam on the hood or the trunk of many, many a car that somehow managed to come to a complete stop and still NOT see the group of 2-15 girls about to cross the damn intersection.

/yet we were never invisible to douchebags on the major roads when running on hot days
//sigh
 
2012-07-05 10:41:05 PM  
subby I didn't know it was Backwards Day

So subby are you saying you did know that it was Backwards Day?
 
2012-07-05 10:54:38 PM  
Some drivers are so distracted (stupid?) that they'll blow through stop signs, out driveways, etc without looking. I have a close call at least once a month from one of these people. Isn't it standard to look quickly from side to side to get an all clear?
 
2012-07-05 11:02:05 PM  

The One True TheDavid: bdub77:

Sounds like the guy did the right thing. I don't know what the problem is here.

Farkers are a pretty callous bunch.

Maybe the guy had heard that some runners get into an endorphin fog and don't realize they're injured until they get home and cool off.

Or maybe he read about this case (link) or saw this movie (link).


From personal experience, it's not that day, it's the NEXT day that does you in. I felt fine and dandy after smashing into the side of a taxi, but the next morning, I woke up and hobbled to the couch, spending that day and most of the next in the loving embrace of ibuprofen. I hurt everywhere.
 
2012-07-05 11:06:19 PM  

clowncar on fire: CSB..

My Father in law hit a kid who suddenly dashed across the road in front of him to meet up with friends across the street. Flew over the hood of his van and back onto the sidewalk. Father-in-law stopped, but the kid said he was alright. Offers to call police- kid said go away. Kid was supposed to be at little league practice but snuck off with friends and didn't want anyone to know. Kid insisted noone know- go away. Father-in-law didn'y know what else he could do so move on as the kid appeared ok and wanted no help.

Sometimes people just want to move on. Not all parents agree. Cost my Father in law major yen to fix this mess. Parents needed to be compensated for their stress, fines needed to be paid.


Wait wait wait - if the kid went on his way and insisted no one know, then how did it cost major yen?
 
2012-07-05 11:06:37 PM  
Many years ago I had a young lady run out from between parked trucks RIGHT in front of me. I nailed her. She was trying to make a bus across the street and never looked. She flew off my now smashed windshield, landed on her feet, and kept running for the bus. An oncoming cops stopped her, and called an ambulance. not 30 seconds later she collapsed. She had a concussion and some broken ribs that I knew of, but after filing the report and telling my insurance company and calling the hospital later, I never heard anything else.
 
2012-07-05 11:08:25 PM  
Where I live, people make turns all the time without looking for pedestrians. This usually means some asshat making a fast rolling right turn with his/her eyes glued left looking for oncoming traffic. If there is oncoming traffic they will stop, but only after they've entered well into the pedestrian's right of way. If there's no traffic they will just peel out, never once looking for a pedestrian. As a runner I have to be very, very careful of these jackholes. If one of them cuts me off like that and I'm close enough to touch their car (i.e. they've just almost hit me) I smack the car hard with an open hand. This actually happened to me just the other day while I was walking. The guy was so far back I didn't think anything of it because I was in front of him when he was still 30+ feet from the driveway. Except he didn't stop at all. I had to jump out of the way. He stopped, rolled down his window with a smile, and I let loose a good string of profanity upon him.

Hopefully when I make a scene they'll remember the incident and just maybe they'll be more careful and less homicidally negligent the next time.
 
2012-07-05 11:11:22 PM  

clowncar on fire: CSB..

My Father in law hit a kid who suddenly dashed across the road in front of him to meet up with friends across the street. Flew over the hood of his van and back onto the sidewalk. Father-in-law stopped, but the kid said he was alright. Offers to call police- kid said go away. Kid was supposed to be at little league practice but snuck off with friends and didn't want anyone to know. Kid insisted noone know- go away. Father-in-law didn'y know what else he could do so move on as the kid appeared ok and wanted no help.

Sometimes people just want to move on. Not all parents agree. Cost my Father in law major yen to fix this mess. Parents needed to be compensated for their stress, fines needed to be paid.


When I was about 10, I was walking home from school with a friend and realized I'd left my backpack in a drugstore that we stopped at on the way home. In my rush to get back to the store, I ran across the off ramp from an expressway that was blocked from view by a wall, and as such didn't see the car that subsequently hit me. Despite going flying over the hood and landing on my arm, I got up and continued to go press the crosswalk button. Though the horrified driver of the car stopped and insisted I wait for paramedics, I really just wanted my backpack.

/I was fine
//kids are dumb
 
2012-07-05 11:20:27 PM  

Mark Ratner: She ran off because it was her fault and she probably caused damage to his car. A bizzarro hit and run.


Did you read the same article that I did? Where does it say the jogger was at fault?
 
2012-07-05 11:26:08 PM  
Why did she have to stay at the scene? It's only illegal if you hit and run.......nothing wrong with getting hit and run.
 
2012-07-05 11:28:48 PM  
Speaking of jogging, anyone got any tips on getting faster and doing it longer? I've been stuck at 10:46/mile for 30 minutes for quite some time, and I can't seem to get any better.
 
2012-07-05 11:34:17 PM  
Does she give bj's?
 
QDW
2012-07-05 11:36:33 PM  
Happened to a friend of mine in college - driving in Seattle. Some girl ran out in front of his car. She got up and ran off too. He was totally freaked out when he got back to the fraternity. We had to call the cops for him while he calmed down. Left a huge dent in the front of his car - amazing what the human body can take. Cops never found out who it was that he hit. True story.
 
2012-07-05 11:37:28 PM  
I was pretty stupid as a teenager too.
 
2012-07-05 11:37:56 PM  

Aloy: clowncar on fire: CSB..

My Father in law hit a kid who suddenly dashed across the road in front of him to meet up with friends across the street. Flew over the hood of his van and back onto the sidewalk. Father-in-law stopped, but the kid said he was alright. Offers to call police- kid said go away. Kid was supposed to be at little league practice but snuck off with friends and didn't want anyone to know. Kid insisted noone know- go away. Father-in-law didn'y know what else he could do so move on as the kid appeared ok and wanted no help.

Sometimes people just want to move on. Not all parents agree. Cost my Father in law major yen to fix this mess. Parents needed to be compensated for their stress, fines needed to be paid.

Wait wait wait - if the kid went on his way and insisted no one know, then how did it cost major yen?


Parents clued in by various bruises and talkative friends
 
2012-07-05 11:42:53 PM  

UnderwaterAlly: What happens if ... then she tries to say she was involved in a hit and run where the driver fled the scene? Then the driver is screwed and will get convicted of a hit and run


This. Or if another driver/bystander saw it and called the cops with his license plate number.
 
2012-07-05 11:45:46 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Mark Ratner: She ran off because it was her fault and she probably caused damage to his car. A bizzarro hit and run.

Did you read the same article that I did? Where does it say the jogger was at fault?


The article doesn't say much more than the headline, does it? He acted so much like an innocent guy, that I'd like to believe it was her fault. It doesn't take much to cause hundreds of dollars of damage to car with only a little dent.

I guess I assume too much, though...reverse hit and run is definitely fark worthy.
 
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