1 day ago
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Wrecking the county prosecuting attorneys truck. (NOT recommended)
If you click on this link you'll see a pickup truck parked across the street from the county courthouse; that truck is parked in pretty much the same spot as the truck that I hit; but on the day i was there the cars weren't, so it looked like a good place to turn my big trailer around. I just wasn't used to pulling a 30' trailer on a gooseneck, and I misjudged it, hooking the rear bumper of the truck and pulling it off, as shown above.
"Hey, that's my bosses truck! Let me go get him". Ok. Turns out that it's the prosecuting attorney of Teton County, and he was about as nice as he could be with someone who'd just squished his brand new truck. So he called the sheriff. "Hey Ray, someone hit my truck. Can you come over and do a report?" So the sheriff of Teton County came over and did the police report, and asked me what damage there was to my vehicle. "Um, nothing that I can see, Sheriff. "
I'm guessing that the bumper is $500 to $800, and is a bolt-on repair (hoping it is). If so, I'll probably pay for the repair out of pocket, as my insurance rate will rise more than that if the policy is re-rated. No serious damage done.
Guess I'll take those corners a little wider next time.