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fender bender: other driver's fault;

I'll try to make this short. Friend of mine was in a fender bender. She was backed into by the other car. The driver is an 18 year old. She asked for his info and he didn't have a driver's license or insurance on him so she got his name, number and license plate number. He also said he has Statefarm.

She calls statefarm and they say "don't know him." In the course of the next 3 days she leaves a few messages which he doesn't return. She files a police report and turns his info in to DMV.

She calls him from another phone, he doesnt pick up but calls back right away...gotcha bitch...He says he is on his grandma's insurance. My friend gets her name and number and calls. Person on the other line says "no one here by that name." Calls statefarm and asks if they know that name and they still dont know but they are looking into it.

And thats where we are. So the DMV can suspend his license for a year but that doesn't do anything unless he gets pulled over. Is there anything she can do to nail this punk without scouring the city to find him? I don't think the police are investigating at all because the accident was non-injury and non-lane blocking. I don't know any cops or else I'd ask them for help.

I suggested calling him in as drunk driver even if he isnt so they ask for his insurance and ID but that requires being in the vacinity of him (may never see him again). Also suggested staking out the high school parking lots but school is out.

Any suggestions or is it a waiting game?



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Re: fender bender: other driver's fault;

PublicData.com <------- Get his address from his license plate.
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Re: fender bender: other driver's fault;

Okay, here's what you do.

Call the guy whenever she's feeling angry, tell him he's an asshole and hang up.

If you get really lucky, you can find a second asshole and pit the two of them against each other.

One guy had a similar situation and managed to get the two guys at the same location, then called the cops and told them it sounded like a gang shootout was about to start at that location.


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Re: fender bender: other driver's fault;

As Fatabbot suggest get his info. Small claims court after that.

Also notify the police that he had provided false insurance information and was probably driving without insurance. Beyond suspending his license for a year its possible he could get a lot more then that. In fact have your friend talk to the police over the fact that the kid seems to have falsified his information to your friend and was driving without insurance or license.
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Re: fender bender: other driver's fault;

Have her sic her insurance company on him?

Why didn't they wait to file an accident report at the scene?

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Re: fender bender: other driver's fault;

ALWAYS call the police for any kind of accident. No matter how big or small it is. Even if it is on private property.

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Re: fender bender: other driver's fault;

[quote author=ADaughen link=topic=147730.msg3177108#msg3177108 date=1244980582]
Why didn't they wait to file an accident report at the scene?
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I think that was answered in the OP


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Re: fender bender: other driver's fault;

[quote author=Alec Trevelyan link=topic=147730.msg3177527#msg3177527 date=1245013821]
[quote author=ADaughen link=topic=147730.msg3177108#msg3177108 date=1244980582]
Why didn't they wait to file an accident report at the scene?
[/quote]

I think that was answered in the OP
[/quote]

He said the police aren't investigating now. Technically, they both could be charged in a hit and run - leaving the scene of an accident. If the dude was smart, he could have reported HER as a H&R.

If she had filed an accident report at the scene she would have something her insurance and the police could work with.

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Re: fender bender: other driver's fault;

Naw, what I was saying was that he clearly didn't want the police involved because he apparently doesn't exist.

Now, why the friend didn't call the police, on the other hand....


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Re: fender bender: other driver's fault;

[quote author=ADaughen link=topic=147730.msg3177873#msg3177873 date=1245029858]
[quote author=Alec Trevelyan link=topic=147730.msg3177527#msg3177527 date=1245013821]
[quote author=ADaughen link=topic=147730.msg3177108#msg3177108 date=1244980582]
Why didn't they wait to file an accident report at the scene?
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I think that was answered in the OP
[/quote]

He said the police aren't investigating now. Technically, they both could be charged in a hit and run - leaving the scene of an accident. If the dude was smart, he could have reported HER as a H&R.

If she had filed an accident report at the scene she would have something her insurance and the police could work with.
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Thats not a hit and run. You by law are allowed to exchange info and leave the scene of an accident w/o police assistance. Getting a police report just speeeds up the process and makes the paperwork easier, but you are allowed to leave the scene if both parties are satisfied.

Now that that is said, ALWAYS CALL THE POLICE IN THE CASE OF AN ACCIDENT.

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