This is why it pays to be nice

Everyone makes mistakes, it’s why we buy car insurance. So, when an elderly driver drove into the back of Redditor /u/DGuapo’s car, he was surprised to hear her claim he was the one that rear-ended her, and not the other way around.

And, when presented with evidence showing the contrary, she doubled down on her story, even getting her husband involved.

OP posted his footage to the /r/IdiotsInCars subreddit earlier this month, his thread linked here.

Check out his video below.

The accident happened near the intersection of Hawthorne Blvd and 154 St, directly across from the Lawndale Plaza shopping center (exact location on Google Maps linked here.)

The video shows OP stopped at a dedicated turn lane built between two dividers.

OP’s dashcam has a rear-facing function and, with that POV on, we can see the elderly driver in a later model Honda Accord clearly distracted, her eyes not looking straight ahead.

She probably let off her brakes, causing her to roll into the back of OP’s car.

It was such a low speed collision that, initially, OP was about to let her go.

“I was on my way to an event I was leading,” OP commented . So the thought crossed my mind to just say whatever, probably no damage, let’s just go our separate ways.”

This was generous considering this was a brand-new car, OP mentions he purchased it back in March of this year.

Given the choice to fess up to her mistake or tell a lie, this elderly woman chose to accuse OP, instead.

“Then she immediately went off on my saying I was at fault. Her husband showed up and started berating me too for reversing, even though he wasn’t there when it happened”

This all happened even after she was shown there was a dashcam.

“Needless to say, I was like, OK, have fun paying.”

OP was sure to post this video only after her insurance admitted fault on their client’s behalf after seeing the video, having the car repaired, and having it returned to him to his satisfaction.

“(The) body shop recommended replacement of the bumper’s exterior. (It) cost her insurance $1,000.”

On top of the repair cost, her insurance rates will probably go up.

It doesn’t help she’s older, too.

Accident aside, this all could’ve been swept under the rug, as it’s OP’s choice whether he wants to file a claim or not.

But, since she decided to turn nasty and straight up lie, she suffered the full force of the consequences of her choices.


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