Thursday, September 8, 2011
Reporting a Hit and Run
A couple of weeks ago while we were in Yosemite, we saw a camper hit a car in a parking lot. The car was empty. The camper tore up the car pretty bad. The camper stopped, but my sister said "write down the license numbers"... (duh we did not think of just taking a photo of the vehicles)... the old technology (pencil on the back of something) won out.
When we left Yosemite, we tried to give the information to the Park Ranger, who was this blond chick with gum - shall we say very active gum... she would not take it - ha your tax dollars at work....
So - my sister flew home to North Carolina, and gave the info to a friend who is an officer there , who said: 1) thank you this is great; and 2) BAD BAD Park Ranger...
WELL - it turns out the camper left the scene without leaving any information... and the people who owned the car (it was a rental) were going to be out BIG BIG BUCKS... the damage estimate was TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.... but they had a big deductible so they had to pay a lot more than they should have, since they were completely innocent... so they were HAPPY HAPPY.
And the doormat who hit the car and left (in a rental camper) is in a bad way, I fear - not just an accident but leaving the scene...
I'm so glad we could help the man who had the rental car... I can't imagine how surprised he was to hear the story of the accident in California that got reported in North Carolina !!!!
Life is never dull.