Help with minor accident.
February 6, 2013 5:49 PM Subscribe
My car slid into a pole on a slippery street. What now?
posted by futureisunwritten to grab bag (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I live in an extremely hilly part of town. Today it was snowing and roads were slippery. I started sliding down a narrow hill and had to steer off the road and hit this pole
with my car. I did an annoying amount of damage to the front end of my car and the pole (which was buried in snowbank) was bent over at maybe a 60-70 degree angle.
Anyway, when I got home, I called the local police and told the cop who answered the phone what had happened. He only seemed concerned that I was okay and told me I could come in and file a report in the next few days and that it would probably be good to call the city and report the bent pole. He didn't take my name or ask for any specifics. My dad said this is probably the 500th phone call of this nature the guy had answered that day since the roads were so greasy.
A few people have said I shouldn't bother to report it and that this stuff happens all of the time. Which made me wonder if they would make me file an insurance claim to pay for the pole? Or if this is just par for the course for municipalities in snowy places? I guess I'll find out when I talk to them but I'm curious to hear if anybody else has had a similar experience.