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Old 04-27-13, 09:45 AM   #1
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F*** driving south on 880 and passing by some road construction when something hit my car hard. i mean really hard. i dident see any thing but can hear something grinding. stopped my car on the sholder and fins some tool stuck in my rear passenger rim. and this is what i see...



damage includes metal striped from rim, plastic shattered from under body (no picture except next to tool), and a half broken tool in my rim.

what can i do guys???!?!?!?! can i call city or road construction company or something???

really concerned about ths and dont know what to do...



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heres the other two pics i got
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Old 04-27-13, 11:01 AM   #3
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I don't think they gonna responsible for this but no hurt to try. Good luck bro.
Btw, sorry to see it.
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Typical road debris unfortunately. Looks like the pliers on a leatherman multi-tool.

I doubt there is anyway to prove it was from the construction and not just a piece of random debris.
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If its from the city, you could file a complaint, but from previous members, it'll be atleast a year before you see any money.

It sucks, but the only real thing to do is go through insurance and pay your deductible. Your rates shouldn't go up from this
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yeah i called my insurance earlier. got to get the rim checked and what other damage have been done to the under body... but even if it takes me a year. i will make sure cali pays for this!!!!!! the amount of money what government has taken is too D*** high


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Dang, that's terrible! Glad to see that the damage is not more severe. Hope insurance rakes care of you.
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Your best bet would be to file a comprehensive insurance claim. Hopefully your deductible is low. I'm sure we would all like to know the result of the complaint.


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I doubt they would pay you, as it would be very hard to prove that the pliers came from someone working the construction site. But not that's it's unheard of. I used to work for a railroad company and this guy drove his beater over one of our RR crossings and his muffler fell off. We ended up paying the guy for a new muffler!!
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well i know that there have been road work being done on the strip of road i was on. they have been working on it for a while now to make the new fast track lanes and i have been driving the exact road day in and day out without until now. so i am very sure that its because someone left their tool or dropped it and never got it back.

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alright guys... i just brought by car in to get it checked out. all the visible damage has quoted me a hefty 1,347+change. still need to get the car lifted and see if there are any more damage for me to yell at the road workers down the freeway.

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Sorry to see that....tha's why I hate driving on 880.....

I dont think you can claim the govt for that as:

1. It's a road construction (not a pothole)

2. There's no evidence that leatherman is from the construction site.

You can file a claim with the construction company but I dobut it will go any further.

Your insurance company would be your best bet....good luck and keep us posted.
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