Here is a story that should make you feel a little better about modern society. Bryson Rowley, the concerned man in Utah who put himself in danger to stop an out-of-control, joyriding teen, is getting his damaged pickup fixed free of charge.

It all occurred after a kid stole his grandfather's Hyundai Veloster. As part of a police chase, he went speeding through a park where children were playing and into a neighborhood. When it appeared that the pursuit was returning to the park, Rowley got into his Ram and drove into the little, white coupe instantly stopping it. However, after the collision, his truck needed a new front bumper.

People in the community have banded together to make sure that Rowley didn't have to pay for any repairs, according to Car Throttle. A company called Fusion Bumpers even shipped out a replacement to him. It's nice to see that people putting out a helping hand to repair the damage to his truck.


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      mycommentemail
      • 6 Months Ago
      Good. I was worried that his insurance would skyrocket because he "intentionally" damaged his truck. This way he never has to worry about that.
        sortabad83
        • 6 Months Ago
        @mycommentemail
        Yeah, I commend him for what he did but I don't think I would have ever told anyone that I intentionally rammed someone head on. My statement would have gone something like this: "I drove to the corner to try and block him off. He came around the corner so fast, HE RAN THE STOP SIGN, I didn't have enough time to slow down and he collided with my truck....BECAUSE HE RAN THE STOP SIGN. I think my neck hurts because he ran the stop sign and crashed into my truck. Oww pain."
          J Derek Mitchell
          • 4 Months Ago
          @sortabad83
          Injury Claim wouldn't work. The Insurance Company wouldn't pay a dime because the car was stolen reliving them of all Liability.
          ROBERT
          • 4 Months Ago
          @sortabad83

          you are right I wouldn't have told anyone that I did that on purpose the little prick will probably sue him now for injuries after the fact. I ll put money that the car theft can find  a personnel injury lawyer that will take this case

        15TornadoRed
        • 6 Months Ago
        @mycommentemail
        Could his insurance company do anything if they saw this article having seen his name and truck?
          Darin
          • 4 Months Ago
          @15TornadoRed
          They didn't pay anything out. it wouldnt be worth their time.
          imoore
          • 6 Months Ago
          @15TornadoRed
          If it was one of those cut-rate insurance carriers (I'm looking at you, General and Direct) that allows you to get enough coverage to get a license plate, I'd say no. That's when it's time to get a real insurance company.
      suprmutantxx
      • 5 Months Ago
      What's the old slogan? "If you can't Dodge it, Ram it" Awesome.
      Bradford
      • 6 Months Ago
      From the pictures, it didn't look like his truck even had a scratch.
      Bernard
      • 6 Months Ago
      All it needs is a bumper? What about the wheel alignment and front axle?
      ken
      • 6 Months Ago
      That reminds me of the sticker: "if you can't dodge it, ram it."
      • 5 Months Ago
      You know what they say... If you can't Dodge it, Ram it!
      • 5 Months Ago
      Gee, I hope the "joy-riding teen" was injured. Badly.
        B
        • 5 Months Ago
        guy In the truck might be liable for injures As he was interfering with police chase
          Robert
          • 5 Months Ago
          @B
          They probably classified it as a "citizen's arrest". Better for all concerned, what with him probably saving lives and all...
          Charity Machiela
          • 5 Months Ago
          @B
          Only in American with full of stupid frivolous lawsuits! Never mind saving children's lives.
          ROBERT
          • 4 Months Ago
          @B

          it Is too bad but I'll bet the little prick does find  a personnel injury attorney to sue the driver of the truck for any injury's sustained by the truck hitting him and not being  a police officer

      icemilkcoffee
      • 6 Months Ago
      I am guess the front end/ suspension will also need work.
        omgcool
        • 6 Months Ago
        @icemilkcoffee
        I saw pictures of both vehicles after the collision. The Veloster was certainly totaled. The Ram, on the other hand, didn't even look phased about for what it was used. The bumper was scratched (and probably dented a bit), and a fin from his grill broke off; but all of the parts still aligned correctly. Rowley likely drove home with traffic none-the-wiser that his vehicle used force to stop a potentially fatal chase.
        ScoMata
        • 4 Months Ago
        @icemilkcoffee

        I t-boned a Chevy 4X4 that turned left on a red in front of me in my Ram and drove on to work after the cops were done. It takes a lot more than that to damage anything vital.

      • 5 Months Ago
      Someone needs to slap the shiitt out of him and keep him accessing any car keys. He is a menace to society. I'd rather have an old lady to deal with than some irresponsible punk.
      The Bigelow's
      • 4 Months Ago

      The joyrider needed to be stopped, but was using "lethal force" necessary? This is a touchy area, because using a vehicle to do anything other than transportation involves using lethal force. If the joyrider was killed, I think I would side with his family that a 7000lbs Ram truck was excessive force to stop a 2800lbs velocitor. Police cruiser with trained rider would have been the better outcome. Glad it ended well, but we should not encourage this outcome, If I'm driving down the street and I see a purse snatcher running down the road, do I have permission from society to run them over in the name of justice? That is basically what happened here

      Nicholas Littlejohn
      • 6 Months Ago
      So that's what those huge trucks are for! I thought it was just a gay tucker club or something.
        Mike Lawson
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Nicholas Littlejohn
        That's "trucker", you illiterate goof!
          Mr_Clickerson
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Mike Lawson
          Mike, he meant tucker... Because that's what he does in his mom's bedroom while parading around in her lingerie.
      the_gamper
      • 6 Months Ago
      This is a truck owner's wet dream. 999 days out of a 1000 for most truck owners, their lumbering barge on wheels is just useless wasted space drinking large quantities of fuel on for regular commuting duty, hauling that 2x4 from home depot, etc. Anyone lands in a ditch, needs to move apartments, needs a stump removed, the truck owner springs into action. Finally!!! A chance to justify my ridiculous purchase! This truck was made for just such a d'bag, extended everything, lift kit, monster wheels. He has been waiting all his life to run over a Hyundai lol. I make fun, but lets face it, rednecks are our last line of defense against pretty much anything. Any chance to use guns and or trucks lol.
        Aaron N
        • 6 Months Ago
        @the_gamper
        Oh look, another truck owner/driver generalizing statement...
        jtav2002
        • 6 Months Ago
        @the_gamper
        A ridiculous purchase would be spending the money on a completely separate commuter car just to drive to the office when the truck isn't needed just to appease someone like yourself who thinks your vehicles preferences should be for the masses.
        Patrick
        • 6 Months Ago
        @the_gamper
        The guy who built the home you live in (Probably your moms basement)...Yeah- he drove a big truck full of tools and materials. The farmers who provide the food you mooch from your mom...Yeah, they need big trucks too.
          Nyx
          • 4 Months Ago
          @Patrick
          I'm a carpenter and I use a minivan. Less gas and keeps tool dry. PLUS easy too stick drywall/4x8 sheets on the roof.
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