Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Central Cali
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
C50 Down from Texting Driver
After 30 minute commute from work and already in my neighborhood I had laid my 2013 C50 down only weeks after purchasing from the dealer. At the end of the street I was making a right turn onto Yale when a driver not paying attention because he was texting made a sharp left turn onto Wapoma cutting into the right side of the road right in front of me. I countersteered to avoid hitting him and lose traction in the rear tire from a puddle in the gutter.
The guy looked up and just realized what happened. The guy said his wife was nagging at him through text and he was texting back as he cut in front of me. I joked with him that his wife has something else to nag him about and he better get some flowers because he will be in the dog house when his wife finds out.
He helped me pick up the C50 and assessed the damage. The damage are some scratches to the exhaust, air filter cleaner cover, right barend, and right floorboard. Then a bent rear brake pedal. He gave me his business card for the collision repair shop he works at and offered to help fix the damage at his cost.