By FMLdude - Australia - Bexley


Today, I accidentally hit an elderly man while driving. The police came, and five minutes later I was told that he confessed to walking in the middle of the road to get hit and claim compensation. He was fine, but I still got charged for hitting a pedestrian. FML
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  exlexx  |  11

ofcourse it was his fault.. if you cant se a person walking in the middle of the road when you are driving, than you are fucking blind. Anyway it does not give the driver right to hit someone with his car. a ticket is a way to mild punishment.

  Since1998  |  20

#35 you realize it's pretty fucking hard to stop if someone jumps right infront of you while they're about 5-3 feet away. Some people's car breaks are horrible, and depending on the speed I don't think op could stop that quickly.

By  Eivana  |  36

Always pay attention and NEVER go too fast in an area where ANYONE can walk out in front of you like that. But this is kind of both an FML and YDI, I think.

  cristy91  |  33

That's kind of hard sometimes. Where I live there are 45 mph three lane streets and crazy dickheads try and cross all the time (never in designated walking zones). These streets are packed so going too slow creates traffic jams. All in all, I just think that old guy wanted to see how much he could get a way with and, in this case, it was a lot

  yahoowizard  |  16

First of all, we don't even know if OP was speeding. Second, the man was trying to get hit, so whether OP was going 20 or 80, the man was going to get hit by the car. Your comment is irrelevant in many more ways that I don't have time for now.

  Slawter16  |  24

I don't think he wanted to commit suicide. The FML says he confessed to walking in front of the car just so he can be hit and claim compensation, suggesting he assumed he would live and that he just wanted to get money from it. Even though he could have died.

  Treveyon56  |  14

If you read it says the old man had planned to file for compensation meaning he did it for money, but probably guilt came over him or something to change his mind.

  queerdragon  |  20

If someone jumps out into a busy street it does not matter how well you pay attention, normal people do not do that. The old man admitted to trying to get money, so Op should not have been charged with anything.

  frustratedcelt  |  18

7 - She would have been breathalized at the scene, plus speed would have been determined by any tyre marks on the road and the fact that the old man is not injured.
She could have been busy though, because who doesn't notice an old man walking down the middle of the road and take measures to avoid him.
Regardless of whether he meant to get hit or not, she is still guilty of hitting a pedestrian!
Hopefully the proculator fiscal will just either throw it out of court or issue a small fine with a few penalty points.