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Posted: 11/23/2012 3:30:35 PM EDT
A man with a trailer is parked unloading debris from is trailer.  As he is finishing up, another car backs in next to him.  Man walks to truck and starts to pull out, but he didn't not see that the 2nd man had open his rear door and it was in the path of his trailer.  So he pulls out and the trailer catches door opening it further than designed.
 
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:36:38 PM EDT
[#1]
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:38:17 PM EDT
[#2]
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:38:33 PM EDT
[#3]
Quoted:
Vehicle A was towing Vehicle A1 when it struck Vehicle B which was stationary. Typically it's the moving vehicle's fault.

Driver B may be a dumbass for not being observant and considering the inattention of other drivers, but Driver A is at fault.


FPNI
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:39:01 PM EDT
[#4]
Whenever you see someone loading/unloading a trailer or other such occurrence, give them room. It's common sense.    Even if in this case the guy with the trailer will be found at fault.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:40:28 PM EDT
[#5]
If one vehicle was stopped/parked, it's the moving vehicles fault.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:41:08 PM EDT
[#6]
If you are moving and he is not then YOU are responsible for anything you run into, even if you are going backwards.  Trailer drivers have to be extra responsible to make sure the area is clear BEFORE moving the trailer.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:42:19 PM EDT
[#7]
Lots of people tow trailers that have no business towing ANYTHING.  I give trailers/5-wheels, etc a wide berth.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:44:08 PM EDT
[#8]
Trailer Puller.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:47:45 PM EDT
[#9]
I'm guessing that OP is the sole vote that thinks he's not at fault.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:48:40 PM EDT
[#10]
Whenever I unload debris, I always walk around my truck to make sure that I didn't leave a shovel or broom somewhere or any other things( ropes, tie downs,etc) or that some jackass didn't park too close to me with his door open.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:49:42 PM EDT
[#11]
I didn't vote.  How do you know I'm the trailer driver?


Quoted:


I'm guessing that OP is the sole vote that thinks he's not at fault.






 
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:50:14 PM EDT
[#12]
Neither one was paying attention. Shit happens.



AB


 
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:51:05 PM EDT
[#13]
Bush
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:52:38 PM EDT
[#14]
Trailer dude is at fault.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:59:55 PM EDT
[#15]
No option for George Bush's fault?

The vehicle in motion is at fault.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:01:43 PM EDT
[#16]
So, its pretty unanimous.  Want to fill in the gaps op?
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:03:01 PM EDT
[#17]
Quoted:
Lots of people tow trailers that have no business towing ANYTHING.  I give trailers/5-wheels, etc a wide berth.


And rental trucks in general.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:04:57 PM EDT
[#18]
What gaps?  That's what happened.  Driver B opened door into driver A path.  


Quoted:


So, its pretty unanimous.  Want to fill in the gaps op?







 
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:07:38 PM EDT
[#19]





Quoted:





Quoted:


Lots of people tow trailers that have no business towing ANYTHING.  I give trailers/5-wheels, etc a wide berth.






And rental trucks in general.



Good lord how could I forget those.  Nothing like somebody who can't navigate a honda civic behind the wheel of a 26' box truck.  


 
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:12:04 PM EDT
[#20]
Quoted:
Vehicle A was towing Vehicle A1 when it struck Vehicle B which was stationary. Typically it's the moving vehicle's fault.

Driver B may be a dumbass for not being observant and considering the inattention of other drivers, but Driver A is at fault.


Yup.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:18:55 PM EDT
[#21]
Quoted:
What gaps?  That's what happened.  Driver B opened door into driver A path.  
Quoted:
So, its pretty unanimous.  Want to fill in the gaps op?


 


No. Driver B did not open it's door into driver A's path.
The parked vehicle has no "path" and has no right of way when leaving a parking space to enter a roadway.

If Vehicle A was in motion and driver B opened his door into Vehicle A's path then driver B would be at fault.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:25:56 PM EDT
[#22]
All wrong.  It's bush's fault.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:26:35 PM EDT
[#23]
Quoted:
What gaps?  That's what happened.  Driver B opened door into driver A path.  
Quoted:
So, its pretty unanimous.  Want to fill in the gaps op?


 


Which one were you OP?
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:29:10 PM EDT
[#24]
If the trailer guy had already starting to pull out while the guy opened the door I oils say the guy that opened the door would be at fault.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:31:00 PM EDT
[#25]
So 15% of arfcom is clueless.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:37:52 PM EDT
[#26]
So 15% of arfcom is clueless.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:38:27 PM EDT
[#27]
Quoted:
Quoted:
What gaps?  That's what happened.  Driver B opened door into driver A path.  
Quoted:
So, its pretty unanimous.  Want to fill in the gaps op?


 


Which one were you OP?


that.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:47:09 PM EDT
[#28]
If I was driver A there is a good chance that I would be fired from my job of 25 years if it happened on the job.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:47:23 PM EDT
[#29]



Quoted:



Quoted:


Quoted:

What gaps?  That's what happened.  Driver B opened door into driver A path.  


Quoted:

So, its pretty unanimous.  Want to fill in the gaps op?





 




Which one were you OP?




that.




Neither

 
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