Was it a hit and run, and do I report it?
May 24, 2011 7:05 PM Subscribe
Worth reporting a hit and run? Someone backed into my legally parked car even though they had a TON of room. i jumped out of the car but they ignored me and drove slowly away.
posted by ziggly to Law & Government (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Someone just backed into my car. I had just parallel parked on a residential street behind another car. I was sitting in the driver's seat and fumbling with my wallet when I felt the car shake. The car in front of me kind of thudded into mine again, then lurched off. I jumped out and waved but they drove slowly off. I'm guessing they didn't even realize they hit me. I got the license plate number and the color of the car, but didn't think to look at the make/model until they were down the street.
I took pictures of my car and the scene. My front bumper is a bit dinged but I can't tell if there are new dings resulting from this. I think they just pushed my car back a bit via my front license plate. I'm guessing it was illegal for them to just drive off in any case, and they seem like incompetent drivers--they had a huge amount of room in front of them.
I might have had a witness, a woman getting into a car across the street, but I didn't ask if she saw anything. I know this is dumb, but I was thinking I should just let it go.
This is in California.