Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
FLOWMASTER
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-20-2012, 09:50 AM   #1
CMYarb
 
CMYarb's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 CAMARO SIM 2SS/RS
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Chicago
Posts: 600
tis the season to be smashed by a saturn

So, I'm driving along the other night. I cross the intersection as its turning yellow and some guy in the oncoming left turn lane suddenly decides to turn into my wheel. He was driving a saturn. Luckily there as cop a few cars behind the guy in traffic so we were able to sort everything out quickly. No injuries. This is where things get bad: The cop says he's sorry but he has to hold me at fault. He says I ran a red light. Mind you, I'm on leave back home in Chicago, where there are several corners with photo taking red light cameras, this being one of those corner. I asked the cop if I ran the red light, then why didn't the camera flash? He couldn't explain that. I would stay and try to fight this in court but I deploy very soon. Effen CPD. fml...
Attached Images
     
CMYarb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 09:52 AM   #2
v6sonoma


 
v6sonoma's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 SS RS
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Providence, RI
Posts: 8,083
Well thats a load of
__________________

Mods: BBK Intake, BBK LT's and High Flow Cats, Corsa Cat-back exhaust, Hurst short throw shifter, SLP skip-shift eliminator.

7/1/09 Placed order for IOM/IO int/ SS/RS 6M
9/26/09 Took delivery!
v6sonoma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 09:56 AM   #3
dkp2LT


 
dkp2LT's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 2LT/RS, '13 GT/CS, '10 Flex
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kansas City, MO & Del Mar, CA
Posts: 2,480
Wow. I really feel bad for you on this one! That really sucks & hope you win when you fight it.

And thanks for your service!
dkp2LT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 09:56 AM   #4
mel1
Yeah buddy
 
mel1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS Inferno Orange
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Raleigh
Posts: 196
Doesn't it take a while for the other driver to leave on the green light. The other driver must have left the line while their light was still on solid red. That means he entered the intersection too early....right Glad no one was hurt
Even if he was making a left turn on red, he still have to merge for oncoming traffic to finish getting through the intersection..
__________________

2010 SS IOM L99,Heritage grille,Rear Bowtie Delete
mel1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 10:01 AM   #5
805/Califas/2SS
805 2SS
 
805/Califas/2SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS/RS Imperial Blue Metallic
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: 805
Posts: 44
You can request to have a hearing delayed till you return from deployment, had something similar when I was on leave in AZ and was able to have my hearing delayed and also to have the hearing over the phone since I was not living in AZ.
805/Califas/2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 10:20 AM   #6
tjk_art
 
tjk_art's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 CGM w/ black stripes
Join Date: May 2010
Location: US
Posts: 1,659
Quote:
Originally Posted by CMYarb View Post
I cross the intersection as its turning yellow and some guy in the oncoming left turn lane suddenly decides to turn into my wheel.
Oncoming left lane making a turn? The cop is full of BS. All intersections tell you to yield on green, or yellow.

Even if he got a green arrow he shouldn't have turned with you still crossing. It takes some careless driving to turn into someones front end. "I didn't see you there" ????? right...
tjk_art is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 10:29 AM   #7
King Sun
Casual Camaro Owner
 
King Sun's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Black LS V6
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Jacksonville Fl
Posts: 1,089
damn.... I'm sorry man you have to go through this
King Sun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 10:37 AM   #8
BBQdDude
 
BBQdDude's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Chevy Camaro 2SS RS
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Columbus, Oh
Posts: 326
Light red = you at fault.
Light green or yellow = they are at fault.

I would do a lookup on who manages the red light tickets. In my city it is a differnet department than DOT. Ask them if they got a red light pic of your car. If not contest and cite/call that department.
BBQdDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 11:50 AM   #9
BlackIce1066
Black Ice
 
BlackIce1066's Avatar
 
Drives: 2SS/RS Black w/ silver ice stripes
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pueblo,Co.
Posts: 890
Looks like the caliper took some sort of hit too. Sorry to hear that.
__________________
BlackIce1066 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 12:27 PM   #10
Dznts
Anabolic Connoisseur
 
Dznts's Avatar
 
Drives: Blown Camaro 2SS/RS LS3-2011 Tahoe
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 22,022
sucks. hope everything works out in your favor!
__________________
Dznts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 12:32 PM   #11
Nightmare2012
come find out;)
 
Drives: stockish 2012 camaro ss
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: speed county
Posts: 2,167
Damn that's alot of damage!! Which you shouldn't pay for since you clearly are not at fault here you should definetly have a delayed hearing and fight this good luck and thank you for your service!
Nightmare2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 02:21 PM   #12
PAUL SS
The Mark of Excellence
 
PAUL SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 ABM 1SS RS LS3
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Smallest State in the Union
Posts: 8,656
Pictures or it didn't happen (you running the red light).
__________________
BMR, CAI, DynoMax, Elite Eng., Hurst, Jannetty, Clear Image Headers & Hi Flow cats, Jet Hot, LSR, TSW, VMax, Vredestein
PAUL SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 02:30 PM   #13
Deke736
COTW 12/3/12
 
Deke736's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Ashen Gray ZL1
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Glen Carbon, IL
Posts: 3,256
Wow, that sucks! I hope you are able to get it taken care of quickly!

I will say that I am surprised that the cop even assigned fault. I know from personal experience that even when there was clear fault, I have had cops tell that they cannot indicate that unless it was a ticketable offense. Did he write you a ticket for running the red? If not, it sounds like not even he is sure that you ran the red. Hopefully the camera can offer some clarity.

Good luck and thank you for your service!
__________________
Deke736 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 02:55 PM   #14
Cheveey57

 
Cheveey57's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2LT RS
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Long Island
Posts: 1,425
That sux! Be safe over there and thanks for your service.
Semper fi
__________________
If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.
Cheveey57 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.