“Just saw car w/ a DC license plate hit a parked car in front of CVS in Columbia Heights”

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A reader reports just after 9am:

“Just saw car w/ a DC license plate hit a parked car in front of CVS in Columbia Heights. I was just getting on to bus so didn’t have time to leave a note for the vehicle that was hit.”

Email me at [email protected] if this is your car so I can get you the license plate.

2 Comment

  • Don’t worry about not being able to leave a note. With no positive ID on the driver, the police won’t do anything and the insurance company can’t do anything more than find out who insures the other car. It’s easier for them to just file the claim under un/underinsured motorist, which is likely non-chargeable.

  • This is not entirely true. If you have at least the license plate number AND make and model of the car, the police can investigate a possible “hit and run”. I was hit and run and got the license plate number, but not make/model. The police said that you need more than just a license plate number to give them “positive ID” on the vehicle. The police officer I spoke to said that she would drive by the house where the car was registered and if she saw the car with damage described, she would speak to the owner of the vehicle. I never heard from the police officer, but 3 months later, my insurance company called to let me know that the other person’s insurance company was accepting all responsibilities for the damage.

    If you need to fix the car immediately, you definitely will have to get it filed under uninsured. If you can wait (which I did), you may not have to spend anything out of pocket.

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