View Full Version : What happens when a transport truck tire hits your car on the 401?

04-30-2006, 06:21 PM
my mom and my sister were driving home from london friday afternoon and had an encounter with a transport truck tire. Police were told the tire had been reported over an hour before their incidnet, along with the other drivers who hit it aswell.

04-30-2006, 06:23 PM
When i was driving on I95 in the states last summer, i litterally had to swerve like crazy to avoid one. They're brutal. Best of luck in having it fixed. Insurance covering it?

04-30-2006, 06:55 PM
That sucks.

04-30-2006, 07:10 PM
Contact the Ministry of Transportation, they will have to pay for the damages. It is their responsibility to keep the roads safe and free of debris. If they say no, take them to small claims court, they'll pay.

04-30-2006, 08:09 PM
but take like 15 yrs.

A buddy of mine had an incident on the road. ie construction. They were fixing the road and after they were finished for the day they left without putting up the orange cones and signs. there was a huge dip on the road. Cars were going over it and cracking the oil pans as well as gas tanks . All kinds of oil on the road as it was a road that goes 60km. Unfortunatly my buddy and I were riding a bike. He hit the edge then had steering wobble then tried to slow down or stop. ( imagine doing that on 2 wheels going over 60 km\hr and having oil, gas, coolant whatever u can think of on the ground) The out come was not pretty. My buddy was lucky . The cops came and made the report that it was due to the negligence of the road workers. They were called right away to put the road signs up. He is still fighting the city after 2.5 yrs now and nothing is done till now . ( he has a lawyer going at this for him).
So the main point is it isnt easy to sue the city and even if u do get it paid for, it will takes LOTS of effort . It is not as simple as ppl put it.

04-30-2006, 08:10 PM
its probably not even worth going through insurance...just pay the body shop the 300/400 bucks a call it a day

04-30-2006, 09:18 PM
its probably not even worth going through insurance...just pay the body shop the 300/400 bucks a call it a day

Try $1000+

04-30-2006, 09:39 PM
screw that...sue the shit out of them...they are completely liable...you can get more than just damages...what if the tire hit the windshield...youd be dead...

04-30-2006, 10:10 PM
I'm sorry, but all i see is a damaged fender, missing corner light and bumper molding, thats an EASY/CHEAP diy fix too!

04-30-2006, 10:20 PM
The hood is curled and missing a fog light

04-30-2006, 10:24 PM
Okay, but i was just trying to prove that the damage should be TOO costl, especially if you going with used parts!

05-01-2006, 01:40 AM

I remember one time on the QEW around 4am I swerved to avoid someones rim and tire in the middle lane on the highway while going 140km and the lane I chose to swerve into wasn't a good choice either cuz I swerved into the fast lane and uhhh.... his axle was laying in the middle of the fast lane... and yes... I ran it over but there was no damage somehow to my car! It was the MOST suprising thing EVER! I thought I had royally faked up my car when I ran it over.

Get this... The jerkoff was pulled over on the side of the road a little ahead of his parts on the highway with his 4ways on and sitting in his car... What a douche. He should have picked up his shit incase anybody crashed and got seriously hurt or even killed. Running over that crap could cause some serious damage to the car or even driver of the car.

05-01-2006, 09:26 AM
Last year something like this happend to me, only in my case I was passing a truck when his tire blew and just fell off, hitting my car in the process. It's just cut through the metak on the doors, broke the window, and even cut about 15cm on the fender. Good thing is nobody was in the pass seat at the time.

05-01-2006, 10:29 AM
Try $1000+

If the fender will need to be replaced, then it will be over $1000 to fix it all. I know cuz I just got my car fixed after hitting a deer on the driver side with not even as much damage as this car besides maybe the fender. My car needed a new fender, headlight bracket assembly (or whatever it's called), corner light lense, fill the dent in the hood, and repaint the hood and grill. Plus an alignment. With labour and paint, it'll be over $1000 for sure.

With that said, if you DO need a fender, I have a straight used passenger side fender for you if you want it.

05-01-2006, 11:06 AM
could be worse.

05-01-2006, 01:45 PM
could be worse.


those rig wheels weigh hundreds of pounds & when they detatch they speed up & can start bouncing...

scary shyte *par-t*