ANOTHER CRAZY ROAD RAGE GONE BAD
As with any collision, you must carefully document hit and run accidents for your insurance company and the police. However, that can be a little tricky since one driver has taken off! Here are some dos and don’ts for handling the situation.
DO get as much information about the driver, car and accident as possible, including:
Road Rage License plate number
The other vehicle’s make, model and color
Description of damage to the other vehicle
Car bumper after collision
Which direction the other vehicle was headed
Photos of the damage to your vehicle
Location, time and cause of the accident
DON’T follow the fleeing driver. Leaving the scene of the accident could put you in a compromising position: You’ll miss getting eyewitness accounts — and police could question who’s really at fault.
DO ask witnesses if they can supply additional information about the accident. If they give you or the police a statement, be sure to get their names and contact information. Witness information can be especially helpful if the hit and run occurred when you were not with your vehicle. Get more information about how to handle parking lot accidents with road rage.
DON’T wait to call the police or your insurance company to file a police report or an accident claim. The official accident report will help police look for the missing driver and will be useful when you file your accident claim in road rage.
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