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Old 8th June 2008
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On the way to the Apple Store today and got Hit by a NYC Taxi while at a light, 45 degree angle into my left rear Quarter and Door. The guy discharges his passengers....I say they can't leave they are witnesses and I get a funny look as they scurry away. The driver will not get out of his car and points like he's going to pull up across the intersection. He backs off my car then shoots around me turns right on to 40th Street and keeps going...I give chase, I pull up next to him at the light at 7th and 40th Street and yell and signal him to pull over. He jumps the light, turns right on 7th and starts to run, I start to pull up next to him on 7th and he actually trys to Ram me...I back off at 38 and 7th. Now remember I'm on the way to the Apple Store to replace a failed Iphone so I can;t even call 911. I find a payphone on that corner and call the cops. I Have the guys Hack number, so I file and accident report, a Vehicular Assault and Hit and Run Complaints.

So how as your day?
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some of that famous New Jersey driver courtesy.....
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i feel for you. this is what happens when a boston taxi, self insured by the way, drives like a maniac through a blinking intersection but no ticket was issued since we were both supposed to "proceed with caution" according to the police. Occured this morning.

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some of that famous New Jersey driver courtesy.....
Uhm, I'm not sure I understand what you meant there?...I'm the one that got hit!!!
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"i feel for you. this is what happens when a boston taxi, self insured by the way, drives like a maniac through a blinking intersection but no ticket was issued since we were both supposed to "proceed with caution" according to the police. Occured this morning."

Yikes, my damage is minor compared to that, I was more traumatized when the guy tried to Ram me, I swerved left and hit the brakes missing a parked Lexus I think by a hair. Hope your OK.
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Uhm, I'm not sure I understand what you meant there?...I'm the one that got hit!!!
I'm sure he was talking about the Cab driver.

That's some crazy stuff JonV. Hope they catch the guy and take away his license.
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They'll trace the number to the fleet owner, who will probably deny the car was on the road or produce a bogus trip log that shows the car in the bronx..I'm gonna inquire about the Security cameras in the area....but I'm gonna give it a shot.
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Oh man. I feel for you. That's why I'm thinking of outfitting my car with machine guns. This way I can pursue with extreme prejudice.

Maybe I could mount the turret from a Hind somewhere on my roof.

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Cab drivers, from what I have seen, are among the rudest and most incompetent drivers on the road. The Alexandria, VA city cabs also smell like a weedwacker running rich (and burn about as much oil), so I wonder who they're bribing to get their **** to pass emissions. Probably nobody, the cab driver's brother also owns a garage that happens to be an emissions test station.
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Oh man. I feel for you. That's why I'm thinking of outfitting my car with machine guns. This way I can pursue with extreme prejudice.

Maybe I could mount the turret from a Hind somewhere on my roof.
Hehehe, I've told my wife hundreds of times that I want a Tank/Striker/Hummer outfitted with 50 cal, etc. Unfortunately, I'd never get anywhere as I'd be too busy blowing up 75% of the people on the road.
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It is a shame that the people inside the cab did not at least try to give you there phone number to be a wittness

Rockets, Oil Slick, Smoke screen, ejecting seat, machine guns, where can we get these installed?

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It is a shame that the people inside the cab did not at least try to give you there phone number to be a wittness ?

Rockets, Oil Slick, Smoke screen, ejecting seat, machine guns, where can we get these installed?
Those passengers were probably International tourists, they were speaking Japanese and leaving quite quickly, probably just didn't want to get involved...if they were New Yorkers they would have stayed and Sued for Whiplash.
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Those passengers were probably International tourists, they were speaking Japanese and leaving quite quickly, probably just didn't want to get involved...if they were New Yorkers they would have stayed and Sued for Whiplash.

hahahahahaha
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Jon, we feel your pain, brother.

I blame it all on Apple. If you could get what you wanted at your local Best Buy or on Amazon, you would not have been in Manhattan and this never would have happened.

Just say no to Steve Jobs.

This is why I have never owned, do not own, nor ever will own an Apple product!

In all seriousness, I get just about everything I can from Amazon these days. No sales tax and free shipping. They have a warehouse in my town now, and I generally get my stuff a day after I order it!

With gas prices where they are these days...
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.... Unfortunately, I'd never get anywhere as I'd be too busy blowing up 75% of the people on the road.
No... You'd run out of gas first.
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I blame it all on Apple. If you could get what you wanted at your local Best Buy or on Amazon, you would not have been in Manhattan and this never would have happened.

Just say no to Steve Jobs.

This is why I have never owned, do not own, nor ever will own an Apple product
i'm a little confused...i'm pretty sure you can buy plenty of apple products at best buy or amazon...

anyway i was in nyc a couple months ago and saw a taxi do a slight hit and run on another car, the damage looked minimal but it will still cost the guy a couple hundred to fix...so just know, your not the only guy who suffers from *******s like this
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The fact that it was a slight or moderate hit and run is moot....this guy literally tried to ram me and drive me off the road....that's an Assault...people could get seriously hurt or die.
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have you ever taken a ride in a cab? they have no respect for their passengers or anyone else on the road, at least in Boston.

Btw, this is what it looks like when someone with the same car parks next to me. guess which one is mine.

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have you ever taken a ride in a cab? they have no respect for their passengers or anyone else on the road, at least in Boston.

Btw, this is what it looks like when someone with the same car parks next to me. guess which one is mine.

The one parked 1/2 a mile from the curb

Can you swap the front bumper while the other guy's not around
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Update: Got off the phone with NYPD, they had an accident report # but the PO didn't file the Hit and run complaint....I guess thats what you get with 29K a year cops.....sheesh, now I am about to drive into downtown Manhattan to file a complaint in 98 degree heat.

Secondly, Insurance adjuster was here, only $1100.00 in Damage.

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