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Old 11-01-2012, 08:46 AM   #1
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HI!

got into an accident yesterday around 3pm at the intersection of Grandview HWY / 12th Ave & Nanaimo St.

I was heading eastbound on 12th and the guy was turning left onto Nanaimo.
Light turned yellow as I got into the intersection and he decided to turn.

2 car collision, both are civics, Black & Silver.


If anyone was there and saw it, pls let me know!!

thanks thanks!
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:42 PM   #2
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:50 PM   #3
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newbie here. not sure what "accident recorder" means/is..
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if she had one she wouldn't be here..GL with finding a witness OP
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:46 PM   #6
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*sigh* Just hope icbc doesnt pwn me with a 50/50 decision
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OP, If you're asking for help, then you need to provide as much information as you can, because people are going to have questions. What kind of accident? What direction were you headed? What models of cars were involved?
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*sigh* Just hope icbc doesnt pwn me with a 50/50 decision
keep fighting it, icbc likes the 50/50 because icbc gets the most money out of it, if your accident was near a gas station you could ask to view the tape, i had a friend do that and it actually worked well
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:53 PM   #9
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Thanks for the advice, this is my first accident so I'm learning as I go.

I was heading eastbound on 12th and the guy was turning left onto Nanaimo.
Light turned yellow as I got into the intersection and he decided to turn.

2 car collision, both are civics, Black & Silver.

I'm just afraid that if he lies and says that I ran a red so I looked up the redlight cameras but there isn't one at that intersection.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:58 PM   #10
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if he turned into you icbc usually finds him at fault as you had the right of way, even if it is a late yellow, just keep fighting it
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:07 PM   #11
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if he turned into you icbc usually finds him at fault as you had the right of way, even if it is a late yellow, just keep fighting it
The problem is that I hit him, as soon as I saw him start to turn I slammed on the brakes...

I don't want to settle for 50/50. I know I didn't do anything wrong and because the damn guy just started yelling at me when I was asking if his ELDERLY passenger was ok...
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still his fault, icbc states that someone should not make a turn unless it is safe to do so, so unless you ran a solid red you should be in the clear
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75/25 probably... U might get lucky cause as a left turner e is only allowed to turn when it's safe.... In this case it wasn't... And they gonna tell u that u were traveling to fast to come to a safe stop before proceeding to run a yellow
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He'll be 100% at fault, don't worry about it too much
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75/25 probably... U might get lucky cause as a left turner e is only allowed to turn when it's safe.... In this case it wasn't... And they gonna tell u that u were traveling to fast to come to a safe stop before proceeding to run a yellow
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unless the conditions were poor, she was within the speed limit and he turned cuz he assumed he could make it, ive had a few friends in accidents similar and in every case the person turning was at fault 100%

once you tell icbc something you have to stick with it, they start seeing fluctuation in your story, your credibility will be shot, so if you already havnt spoken to them you need to tell them that you were not speeding (if you wernt) that you were unable to stop safely (if you wernt) and it was not safe for him to enter the intersection assuming he could make it (if thats the case)
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Since this is my first accident, I'm quite nervous.
I'd like to put faith in the system, but a few ppl I've talked to about this say that ICBC might decide that it's 50/50.

Another thing is, I'm afraid that he might lie and say that I ran a red. That's why I'd like to find a witness to cover my bases.
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If he says that then HE needs to find a witness or proof that you ran a red.
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If he says that then HE needs to find a witness or proof that you ran a red.
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ohhhh... *phew* I feel a little better now.

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+1 to what mb said.

He cant just say something like that, he needs to prove it.

However if he does have a witness then you might be in a bit of trouble.
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+1 to what mb said.

He cant just say something like that, he needs to prove it.

However if he does have a witness then you might be in a bit of trouble.
He shouldn't have a witness, unless he's getting someone to lie for him...

he admitted that it was a yellow light when he turned, though he was adamant that he was still right...
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A witness may make or break you in this situation. I was in an accident identical to this, in your position. It seemed like I was in the clear to get 0%, then a witnesses finally called back after 3 weeks, said I ran a solid red and I was deemed 100%. I'm the most granny driver out there, would never run a red, let alone a late yellow. Even though my brother was in the car and saw the lights turning, couldn't be an independent witness.

Not trying to scare you or anything, just saying :P
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well yellow light is your go, thats why the yellow light is there, for you to safely make it through the intersection
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well if he "THINKS" hes right and tells ICBC the same story (turning left on a yellow), ICBC will state to him that he is infact wrong, and that he is at 100% fault.

The thing you want to hope for now is that he doesn't spend more of your time to go to court, etc...
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A witness may make or break you in this situation. I was in an accident identical to this, in your position. It seemed like I was in the clear to get 0%, then a witnesses finally called back after 3 weeks, said I ran a solid red and I was deemed 100%. I'm the most granny driver out there, would never run a red, let alone a late yellow. Even though my brother was in the car and saw the lights turning, couldn't be an independent witness.

Not trying to scare you or anything, just saying :P
And they didn't question this "anonymous witness" ? what if he just got his friend to call and make up that lie?

argh... that's what I'm most afraid of.. The fact that he would go off on me when he's wrong, makes me think he'd run out and find a fake witness....
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And they didn't question this "anonymous witness" ? what if he just got his friend to call and make up that lie?

argh... that's what I'm most afraid of.. The fact that he would go off on me when he's wrong, makes me think he'd run out and find a fake witness....
how much are you willing to pay for a witness jk

dont worry about that, if it happens raise ur concerned to icbc, they do have a fraud division and will look into it, as goes for now, he still thinks hes in the right, so let him think that and hope he says things that trap him in his own words
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