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A Good Person.....

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by ComputerFix, Feb 15, 2003.

  1. ComputerFix

    ComputerFix Thread Starter

    May 26, 2002
    So after a quick run to the grocery store for some snacks and a movie from Blockbuster, my fiance came out to find a dent in the backseat door of the "new" used car we just got a little over a month ago.

    Needless to say, no note was left.

    We saw it, tears came to her eyes, and my face turned red with anger. Frustrated that there was nothing we could do, we got into the car and began to pull away.

    As we were pulling out, a gentlemen and a grocery store employee came running towards us.

    It seems that the guy saw a lady in her SUV hit the car, get out, look at the damage, then leave as quickly as she could.

    Though he could not stop her, he did write down the license plate number.

    While his efforts won't seem to do us any good (the police will take the report, but that's about it), what it did show is that there are good people, they do notice, and they do want to correct wrongs. Ten minutes and a bit of effort on his part dissipated my agravation immediatly.

    For all his effort, nothing more will come of this man's efforts than my thanks.

    However, the elation that I felt when he said "I saw it, and here is what I did" makes me want to share the story, be more like this man, and ask others to do so as well.

    We are in it together, and our community, no matter how big or small, is only as good as we make it.

    Tonight my community got a little bit better.

    Just wanted to share..........
  2. valley


    Nov 16, 2002
    great to know that some people still care and will do the right thing! Thanks for sharing, CF. :)
  3. pyritechips

    pyritechips Gone but Never Forgotten

    Jun 2, 2002
    First Name:
    Good story CF- thx for sharing.

    But didn't the police get the licence number? With it and witnesses can't the person that did it be charged with "hit and run" or something? Leaving the scene of an accident?
  4. hewee


    Oct 26, 2001
    Great to hear there are good people like that around and I hope they get the other side for hit and run. Plus you bills paid for fixing the car.
  5. slipe


    Jun 27, 2000
    People are much more responsible here in Florida. Someone backed into my car while it was parked on the street and there was a nice note on it:

    “I just backed into your car. There are a lot of people watching. They think I am leaving my name and phone number. I’m not.”
  6. eggplant43

    eggplant43 A True Heart and Soul - Gone But Never Forgotten

    Mar 10, 2001
    Thanks for sharing your story.

    It's those little gifts of human kindness that make this life worth living, IMO, I've often said that if we could all just be 10% nicer to each other, it would transform the world. Unconditional love is the one gift that keeps on giving.
  7. ComputerFix

    ComputerFix Thread Starter

    May 26, 2002
    I guess "hit and run" doesn't qualify on private property, or some business like that. Basically we have a formal police report, with which not much will be done by the police. (I realize the police have bigger priorities than my dent, but they can run that plate in less time than it took me to finish the first sentence of this post.)

    The optimist in me says that my insurance company considers it "financially viable" to run the plate, and have their insurance company pay for repairs.

    The realist in me says that they will say it's not "cost effective" (justice really does have a price), let me pay my deductable and be done with it.

    The rightous SOB in me says a private investigator report on a license plate costs about $40, which I will be sure to include in my small claims filing in order to reclaim the deductable. :eek: :D

    I may not win, but at least they will know that I know, and they didn't sneak away from squat.
  8. Tuppence2

    Tuppence2 Guest

    Hello CF,

    Let us know what happens. It is good when you come across people who think of others and not only themselves.

    In the UK the person who hit your car would be charged with not reporting an accident and be liable.

  9. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts

    Apr 17, 2002
    CF: You will end up getting your car paid for as long as the lady who hit it had insurance. And with an SUV she more than likely does! Private property makes no difference! I was in a similiar situation...read the thread <a href="http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=96217"> here</a>! Took awhile but the bad guy lost in the end! And the police will run the license plate number and include it in their final report. Hit and run is the same if on private property or not! Take care and good luck! angel :)
  10. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    CF, just for the record, I was backed into on private property (bank parking tower) and someone was nice enough to leave the plate number with the security gate when I left the building. I called my insurance company with that information and they took it from there....the SOB's insurance company still had to pay for my damages.......
  11. Davey7549


    Feb 28, 2001
    Yes I do believe if you turn the claim into your Insurance Company along with the Police report and Witness statement the other persons Insurance Company will end up paying the damages. The other Insurance Company may even drop the SUV individual because those minors mishaps do occur but knowing you did damage and running from it presents a person as irresponsible and a risk.

    Hope all works out OK as it should.

  12. belenus


    Feb 4, 2003
    It's good to hear of people who are still willing to do the right thing. And hopefully, with the information provided, you should be able to get the car sorted without it costing you money, even if no police charges are brought. :)
  13. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Mar 19, 2001

    Thats kinda similar to what happened with my mum.

    One day, she was off to the shops, so she started to drive there. Got halfway down the road, when the car was out of petrol. She was certain she filled it up that night before, so she decided to ring for the AA as she had the full cover, and I wasn't around.

    Anyway, she came back to the car after an hour, when the AA came to her door.

    When she got back to it, the car was covered in water, and there was a dent near the wing.

    A woman came up, and explained what had happened.

    She saw petrol leaking from the bottom of the car, and rang the fire dept. They came along, doused the car in water, then drove off. But, whilst they were driving off, they backed into the car, but still left.

    This woman explained it all, so my mum rang the fire dept. It took a while, but they finally gave her some compensation.

    Also, it looked like someone had siphoned petrol through the night, or cut something, as that was the only reason for the leaking petrol.

    Not a mechanic, so I have no real idea. :(

    If it wasn't for that woman, the fire dept would have got away with it :mad:

  14. Jonesiegirl

    Jonesiegirl Guest

    LOL slipe... thats funny! (Well it's not funny what happened to your car :eek: ) But funnnnnnnyyyyyyyy!! :D
  15. Mulderator


    Feb 20, 1999
    When I saw the title of this thread, I thought it was going to be about me!!! :mad:
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