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    Default Parking lot Hit and Run

    I was in a parking lot today afternoon and I saw a pickup truck hit an SUV
    while backing up. And that guy, looked around and then quietly ran away. I
    was just nearby and I think that driver did not spot me. I noted down that
    guy's licence plate number and when the SUV owner came out, I told her about
    what had happened and handed her the number.

    Whatever I did - was it Right OR Wrong?

    What would I have done if I were driving that truck? I would've probably
    waited for the driver to come out and admitted my mistake? What would you
    have done?

    That lady took that licence plate number from me but did not take any of my
    information? So probably now she does not have any proof. Right? Will cops
    catch that guy who ran away?

    Just though like sharing this incident with you guys here.



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    "max" <max94536@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    I was in a parking lot today afternoon and I saw a pickup truck hit an SUV while backing up. And that guy, looked around and then quietly ran away. I was just nearby and I think that driver did not spot me. I noted down that guy's licence plate number and when the SUV owner came out, I told her
    about
    what had happened and handed her the number. Whatever I did - was it Right OR Wrong? What would I have done if I were driving that truck? I would've probably waited for the driver to come out and admitted my mistake? What would you have done? That lady took that licence plate number from me but did not take any of
    my
    information? So probably now she does not have any proof. Right? Will cops catch that guy who ran away? Just though like sharing this incident with you guys here.
    You did right. Hell of a stand-up thing to do, if you ask me. As far as her
    not taking your name, that was stupid on her part. If you're really
    concerned you can contact the investigating agency and advise them of what
    you saw if the investigating officer wishes to interview you.
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    <-= swatcop =->

    "If it wasn't for stupid people I'd be unemployed."



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    Default Parking lot Hit and Run

    > I noted down that
    guy's licence plate number and when the SUV owner came out, I told her
    about
    what had happened and handed her the number. Whatever I did - was it Right OR Wrong?
    Partially right.

    When you accuse somebody of hit and run, you have to accuse the PERSON, not
    the car. Did you take note of the offender? did you give a physical
    description of the person?

    If not, then it will be a dead end. I know it first hand since somebody hit
    my car, I saw his car, took note of the licence plate. When the police asked
    me to provide a physical description of the individual, I said that his
    licence plate is 772 CLJ registered in Quebec. It turned out that the owner
    of the vehicle lives close to me, it's the only registered driver of this
    vehicle, there were found some marks on his car. The police paid him a
    visit, visibly shaken, the owner DENIED everything.... The case was then
    closed - unsolved.

    The Laval Police closed the file since nobody was hurt. Should someone
    would have been hurt, then a criminal investigation would have taken place
    and paint samples would have been analyzed at the lab. No the case this
    time.

    Can the driver be recognized? If not, consider it as case closed.



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    Default Parking lot Hit and Run

    You're mixing issues.

    1. The poster did the right thing.
    2. This is leaving the sceene not hit and run.
    3. Although it will be dificult to prove in court any good investigator is
    going to contact the owner and ask?
    a) Where you driving your car a x time?
    b) If not who was?
    c) Are you aware that your car was involved in a crash?
    d) Do you mind bringing your car to the station so we can inspect if for
    damage?

    You obviosly had someone that did a lousy job or didnt care.

    JSACKS<<
    If you're not the lead dog, the view never changes!

    "Joseph Brown" <joebrown@wdontspam.edu> wrote in message
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    I noted down that guy's licence plate number and when the SUV owner came out, I told her about
    what had happened and handed her the number. Whatever I did - was it Right OR Wrong?
    Partially right. When you accuse somebody of hit and run, you have to accuse the PERSON,
    not
    the car. Did you take note of the offender? did you give a physical description of the person? If not, then it will be a dead end. I know it first hand since somebody
    hit
    my car, I saw his car, took note of the licence plate. When the police
    asked
    me to provide a physical description of the individual, I said that his licence plate is 772 CLJ registered in Quebec. It turned out that the
    owner
    of the vehicle lives close to me, it's the only registered driver of this vehicle, there were found some marks on his car. The police paid him a visit, visibly shaken, the owner DENIED everything.... The case was then closed - unsolved. The Laval Police closed the file since nobody was hurt. Should someone would have been hurt, then a criminal investigation would have taken place and paint samples would have been analyzed at the lab. No the case this time. Can the driver be recognized? If not, consider it as case closed.


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    Bravo, an honest person. You did the right thing!

    "max" <max94536@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:2Dzqb.5196$WS.32@newssvr25.news.prodigy.com.. .
    I was in a parking lot today afternoon and I saw a pickup truck hit an SUV while backing up. And that guy, looked around and then quietly ran away. I was just nearby and I think that driver did not spot me. I noted down that guy's licence plate number and when the SUV owner came out, I told her
    about
    what had happened and handed her the number. Whatever I did - was it Right OR Wrong? What would I have done if I were driving that truck? I would've probably waited for the driver to come out and admitted my mistake? What would you have done? That lady took that licence plate number from me but did not take any of
    my
    information? So probably now she does not have any proof. Right? Will cops catch that guy who ran away? Just though like sharing this incident with you guys here.


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    Default Parking lot Hit and Run

    You fail to say if there was any damage to either of the vehicles. If there is
    no damage, there is no traffic collision which means the driver was okay to
    leave without making any contact.
    If there was damage, then yes, she should have taken your info along with the
    license plate info.

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    "Huggy52" <huggy52@aol.com> wrote in message
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    You fail to say if there was any damage to either of the vehicles. If
    there is
    no damage, there is no traffic collision which means the driver was okay
    to
    leave without making any contact. If there was damage, then yes, she should have taken your info along with
    the
    license plate info.
    Bumpers are made for the purpose of bumping. No damage should occur by
    tapping onto the other vehicle.



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    Right call. Good job.
    ~~~
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    A: Their lawyers.

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    In article <yQxsb.111$iS6.11@fed1read04>, gjenks@mail.com says...
    Bumpers are made for the purpose of bumping. No damage should occur bytapping onto the other vehicle.
    I tend to agree, but some people will be upset if you scuff their bumper.
    ----------------
    Alex



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    "Alex Rodriguez" <adr5@columbia.edu> wrote in message
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    In article <yQxsb.111$iS6.11@fed1read04>, gjenks@mail.com says...
    Bumpers are made for the purpose of bumping. No damage should occur bytapping onto the other vehicle.
    I tend to agree, but some people will be upset if you scuff their bumper. ---------------- Alex
    Tough, they can buy that touch up.



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