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Could you hit a pedestrian and not realize it?

I always worry when I drive through packed school zones that what if I hit a pedestrian or student or little kid and didn't realize it. I drive a decent size truck (larger mid sized model), and obey the speed limit... but could you not feel a kid if you hit one in a school zone? Or for that matter, would you feel a pedestrian no matter where you hit them?

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StephenWeinstein
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When in "packed school zones" drive much slower than than the speed limit. The speed limit is for normal situations; it is a maximum, not a minimum. When conditions necessitate, such as children or bad weather, you may need to drive slower.


Dan B
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If you just ran over their toes, you might not know it unless you heard a lot of screaming. If you hit their body, I'm sure the noise of hitting the sheet metal would resonate throughout the truck. But I've never hit anyone to know for sure. I have hit small animals (rabbits, etc) and it makes quite a bit of noise even just running over the varmints with just the tires. At slow speeds, your vehicle will lurch a little bit as the tire rolls over the object.

People who claim that they didn't know they hit someone are in denial and are really saying that they though they may have hit a person, but were afraid to confirm their worst fear.


dansports67
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It'd be like a speed bump that screams as you drive over it.


crystal
You would definitely feel it. You shouldnt worry so much. If your going the speed limit and your watching, you shood be fine. Maybe just look downwards in case a small child did walk into the middle of the road. But if you do all this, you should be perfectly find.


Dragonfrog
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Sadly, it's happened. Be careful, drive slow in school areas.


Lindsay G
You would feel it. I ran over a racoon once with my back wheels and I felt it. I avoid him with my front wheels, but he ran under the car and my back wheels got him.

So again no, you would know if yout hit something.


xxliveurlife19xx
Yes, you would probably know you hit someone. Probably because people will be screaming their heads off. :O


leann s
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Well considering you can feel when you hit the curb, I would hope that you would feel it if you hit someone. I wouldn't be too concerned as long as you are doing the speed limit and paying attention.


Uncle L
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ask the Buffalo Bills ~ Marshawn Lynch. he hit someone and had "no clue" and got away with it... Actually a snowplow driver up here hit someone and had "no clue"... i guess the secret is to not have a clue what they are talking about and you should get off scott free!!


MANERS
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in theory, its possible.


*~*~*Rose*~*~* --'-@
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Unless you're driving a hummer, you can feel something even as small as a pothole.


Jerry Springer told me soâ„¢
I dunno, some old lady hit a jogger and dragged her under the car.
She only noticed the lady when she parked in her driveway.


Citiscloset
Sir, this happens all the time on the news. Just practice extreme caution when driving in a school zone--or on any road for that matter.


Tazzy Rocker
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No, If you hit someone, you will either see someone go flying, or you 're car will go over what seems like a bump.


golden rider
You might not feel it, but you are going to hear it for sure.


cq
if you are aware you would know!


friesrule09
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YES: you could hit them so hard you would hear them or there body would brak one of your car windows LOL. NO: you could be driving at 3:00 at night going 120 miles per hour maybe even lower and be going so fast you dont realize :) !!!


Revin O
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You'd def feel it.


KB
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hence why we have windows to see out of..


davidbosco69
youd fel it


intel1397
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If your driving a Hummer or Lincoln Town Car, Yeah

You could run them over and keep driving as bystanders watch you drive away in shock.


huskypimp
yeah i have heard many stories about this, but the drivers were old ladies. Then there was that one story where a handicapped person got dragged by a truck for several miles.


bendamanyo
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It depends where you hit them. I don't think children would make more of a noise than an adult.


Eleana
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yes you will feel it.

think about it.....any little rock that hits your car will be felt & heard unless your music is really out there. =D


ZenDog
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nah man, could someone slap you in the face and you not know it?


Mike S
yeah if you were drunk or something other than that you should figure it out. well along with that you could be just an idiot if not drunk


Peter P
No, you probably wouldn't feel it.. someone I know drives a huge Suburban and he hit ANOTHER CAR and didn't feel it and he got charged for a hit and run..


Lakernation2009
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yea i do it all the time.


☼summer 09☼
when your on crack.





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