So, let me get this straight. You didn't check for witnesses, and wait for the police to come and do a report?
Lol, ok, a few more details...
I warned you
Driving home from work about midnight Thursday night. It had snowed and the roads had been cleaned, but still slick. I come up on a green light a few blocks from my house. When I'm about 15-20 yards from the intersection a truck drives out in front of me. I slam on the horn and brakes but can't stop in time. Front of my car hits the side of his truck.
I get out, asked the truck guy if he even tried to stop. He says yes, he wasn't able to b/c of the snow. I call the cops. They tell me that they're not going to come - too many other accidents involving injuries, just make a report in the morning. I tell the guy to write down his info. There's another fellow who calls to me from the other side of the street. I talk to him and he says he saw everything "you had the green light" he says "I know how hard these situations can be". Gives me his name and number.
Truck guy doesn't bother to talk to the witness.
I get the truck guy's info, he tells me he's a lawyer, leaves. I call for a tow. Call my insurance ppl. Google the truck guy on my phone to get home address and phone (he only gave me his office). Next morning I talk more with my insurance agent, give a recorded statement and the witness info. My agent calls his agent while I walk to the police station to file an accident report. I get a call from truck guy's agent. I give them a recorded statement and the witness info. Before I get off the phone his agent tells me that truck guy says I ran the light and everything is my fault (big surprise). She also says they've talked to the witness, who's story correlates with the guy in the truck
. WTF? I ask if she is sure? She states "Yes, he had the vehicles a little mixed up, but says that the vehicle on 31st street (me
) ran the light". She says they will be filing the damage claim against my insurance.
I'm utterly confused. I tried to call my agent back, she's not in. I did find out that she had also talked to the witness, but not what was said.
"Yes he had the vehicles a little mixed up, but says that the vehicle on 31st street (me) ran the light"
-it sounds to me like the witness got the streets
mixed up, not the vehicles
. IMO, it's easier to remember which car did what and maybe get the streets confused...
Long story even longer... I went to the businesses around the intersection the next day to see if anybody saw anything or if they had cameras. No luck on either, everybody closed early due to weather. Just have to wait til Monday to talk to my agent, I'm still holding out hope on the witness. But even if he did
get the streets confused and tells the cops this, his account of the events has been weakened.