Small Puppy’s Fault

On our way back home after our Bacolod City trip last May 2011, the taxi that I and M were riding on was bumped by another taxi behind us. I am not certain if the taxi driver could get some compensation claims, though wasn’t hurt but the bumper of the cab he was driving was really broken.

The scenario was this.

The the cab we were riding was following an adventure car which was operated by a young lassy aging around, if I am not mistaken, early twenties. We, the cab we’re riding, the adventure car and the cab next to us, were on the fast lane. But the cab we’re on was just driving around 60 kilometers per hour that suddenly, the adventure car before us, stopped because of the small puppy passed by in the middle of the road. So the cab we’re riding suddenly stopped as well. In just less than a minute, we, the driver, I and M, were just shocked that we were just bumped strongly. Good enough, we weren’t hurt. But the bumper of the cab got badly damaged.

Conscientiously, it was the girl’s mistake. We were on the fast lane. She knew, she was aware that we are following her and sure to have more following after us as well. But she just immediately stopped in the middle of the street. However, when the police came, only the driver of the cab next to us was sued for reckless driving because, according to the law, it was really him who bumped us and not the adventure driver before us. We didn’t called injury lawyers then because the policeman has settled the case already and brought the two drivers in the office.

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Small Puppy’s Fault — 4 Comments

  1. usually when head to bump collision, it is the fault of the last car. Even if the front car is at wrong (jam brake), the car behind will be at fault. that’s why when driving, i dont like to follow too closely behind a car. 🙂

  2. Yes, according to the law, the driver who bumps the car in front will always be the guilty party. Even if the driver in front stops suddenly for whatever reasons. So never drive too closely to the car in front cos you never know if you will be able to stop in time in an emergency : )