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#11471924 - 03/11/16 05:14 PM Accident
Pkguy Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/05/03
Posts: 781
Loc: Bedford Tx
On my way to Monticello this morning about 9:30 when a dodge charger going too fast slammed into the back of my ranger boat. It knocked my motor completely off and nearly drove my boat into my pickup. Praise God no one was hurt.Pretty sure the Charger was totaled, as is my motor and most likely my boat. I was on I30 in Greenville. Apparently she was going too fast and lost control on the wet road. Please be careful out there.

#11471931 - 03/11/16 05:18 PM Re: Accident [Re: Pkguy]
B.Hollingshead Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 2009
Loc: ft.worth
Man that sucks glad yall are ok those toys can be replaced, that is what always worries me is someone running in the back of my boat rather then hit my truck.
Branden Hollingshead

30-DD's and counting

#11471948 - 03/11/16 05:27 PM Re: Accident [Re: Pkguy]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 5318
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Sorry to hear it. Glad you're ok.

On the bright side....if you've been eyeing a boat upgrade, nows your chance to go for it.
Eat. Sleep. Fish.

#11471965 - 03/11/16 05:37 PM Re: Accident [Re: Pkguy]
361V Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4873
Loc: somervell county
My old 361v Ranger got taken out a couple years ago going to Monticello. Same senerio. Slowed down coming into town and got rear ended. Folded my receiver hitch under my truck. Boat slid down the freeway without trailer. Motor ripped off. Other truck totaled. Took three wreckers for the other truck, my boat and my trailer......Glad y'all were OK. Hope insurance is fair with you.

#11471971 - 03/11/16 05:41 PM Re: Accident [Re: Pkguy]
Hog Jaw Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 2451
Loc: The Great State of Texas
Buddy experience the same thing , insurance company was not very helpful .

#11471987 - 03/11/16 05:52 PM Re: Accident [Re: Pkguy]
basscat dad Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/12/12
Posts: 1127
Loc: savannah, texas
mad i guarantee you she was on her cell phone texting somebody. very sorry for the loss of your boat. i'd have a real "you're not my real family fit" and make her insurance company ante up for a new boat.
"dreamers have tomorrow if today does not come true"

#11472003 - 03/11/16 05:59 PM Re: Accident [Re: Pkguy]
Okie Poke Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 18135
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Just glad nobody was hurt......people just do not pay attention nowadays. I get a kick outta people always trying to pass me because they perceive me being slow due to towing a boat. That's when I try and blow past 'em and then slow down. Go enjoy a new boat...hope ins pays off well..

#11472009 - 03/11/16 06:03 PM Re: Accident [Re: Pkguy]
Karl Dietz Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/07/13
Posts: 963
Loc: Weatherford & Lake Fork, Texas
I was rear ended a year ago last weekend on my way to Lake Athens on I20 in Duncanville! Totaled my boat motor and trailer but no one was hurt!

I came out great with my insurance and was able to upgrade my boat!

Good luck with the insurance and don't take the first offers!
Karl Dietz
2015 BassCat Cougar/250 Mercury ProXS
2 HB Helix 12's

#11472016 - 03/11/16 06:07 PM Re: Accident [Re: Pkguy]
djones03 Offline

Registered: 09/11/13
Posts: 174
Sorry for being so naive on this, shouldn't the one at faults insurance cover both your truck damage and boat damage? Or are they just shafting you on "what its worth."

#11472024 - 03/11/16 06:11 PM Re: Accident [Re: Pkguy]
Pkguy Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/05/03
Posts: 781
Loc: Bedford Tx
I think she was going way too fast on a very wet road and lost control on a curve. I was in the right lane and she was in the left. I am an insurance agent for a well known company. I'm well insured on my policy but not so sure about hers. Everything will be fine. I had a high school fisherman and friend with me just glad they weren't hurt as well as the young lady driving the Charger. God is Good.

#11472028 - 03/11/16 06:13 PM Re: Accident [Re: Pkguy]
Raettig Offline

Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 139
If you got some prepaid tournaments paid for I will fish them with you,
also looking for partner for my club PM me. Sorry for your loss.

#11472048 - 03/11/16 06:24 PM Re: Accident [Re: Pkguy]
johnnlucky Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/17/05
Posts: 1343
Loc: Lewisville
Thank God everyone is ok. It scares me driving thru Dallas with my boat. I hate highway 30. My 28 year old stepson was going too fast and lost control and hit a brick mail box today. Lots of damage to the car and the mailbox but no injuries. I really hope it is a wake up call to slow down and pay attention.

#11472066 - 03/11/16 06:33 PM Re: Accident [Re: Pkguy]
Bassfisherman1030 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/26/13
Posts: 17
Loc: Sherman, Texas
Jeez. I'm sorry for your loss of the boat but definitely thank God that nobody was hurt. That would have made a bad situation much worse.

#11472297 - 03/11/16 08:42 PM Re: Accident [Re: Bassfisherman1030]
ToadThrower Offline

Registered: 06/29/07
Posts: 385
Loc: Arlington, TX
Glad you and your passengers weren't hurt...and since you are an Insurance agent , I figure you hopefully will come out okay...sorry you didnt get to fish the tournament...I think this may have been your time to win..

#11472316 - 03/11/16 08:49 PM Re: Accident [Re: Pkguy]
NickHasty Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/11/11
Posts: 1353
Loc: Yankee Land U.S.A
Same thing happened to me on I-55 north out of Memphis. my outboard was getting drug behind my boat! the cables that connected to battery held on!

I'd recommend getting your truck in to a collision center, to make sure you frame isn't bent, or other damages haven't happened. My frame was slightly bent, the bumper was bent in, and the hitch was all jammed. up.

Good luck, and like others said, be patient with the insurance companies, and get what you deserve, don't settle for less than what you believe you deserve.

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