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General Discussion February 17, 2016 at 8:41 am

Letter from DCPD Hit and Run Coordinator

Dear PopVille, I am wondering if anyone has dealt with a similar situation. A few days ago I received a letter in the mail from the DCPD Hit and Run Coordinator alleging that my vehicle was involved in a hit and run downtown. The letter provides the date of the alleged accident, my license plate number, and no other information regarding the accident or evidence in DCPD’s possession. Finally, the letter provides a date at which I am supposed to appear at the police station to speak with the Hit and Run Coordinator regarding the accident. I am very concerned as my car was not on the road that day. In fact, I keep my car in my complex’s garage, and was able to obtain the garage records which show that my car did not leave or exit the garage on the date specified in the letter.

Walking into the police station to discuss an alleged accident sounds like a fast-track to self-incrimination, but I am hesitant to pay for an attorney to represent me at this point because I know for a fact that my car was not involved in the accident, and no charges have been brought.

If anyone has dealt with a similar situation I would be very interested to hear how you resolved it.

Thank you in advance!

Events December 23, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Public safety bolo, there’s a maniac on the loose.

My car and myself were victims to a hit and run, in the area of Missouri and Georgia Ave NW. The vehicle was speeding, ran a stoplight, hit my car, and continued speeding onto Georgia in the direction of Takoma Park, MD. Particularly concerning is that it didn’t even slow down after it hit me and very obviously caused damage.

What to look for:
A large boxy black SUV with DC tags, either a Cadillac Escalade or a Chevy Suburban/Tahoe. Driven by a younger AA man with short hair. My car is light blue-grey color, so it should likely have damage including a scuff of paint of that color somewhere on the vehicle (I think on the passenger side).

One of my coworkers said they saw a vehicle/individual matching the description casing houses and cars in her neighborhood nearby, and I saw a similar report from a reader here on Popville.

The accident has already been reported to DC and MD police, however the case is cold without more information. Please contact me if you happen to have experienced something similar and have a tag number!!

Auto March 5, 2014 at 9:28 pm

Hit and run. Police are no help. Advice needed, details inside.

My car was smashed from behind in a hit and run last weekend in Lanier Heights. Luckily 2 witnesses saw the person do it and left me a note with the plate number. I filed a police report that night, but the police have refused to give me any information about the other driver, despite a hit and run being an arrest-able offense in DC.

On my way to the police station to try to get more information, I found the car that hit mine. I wrote down the VIN, registration number, make, model description, registration number and the number for the ticket that was sitting on the windshield. I also left a note with my contact information and letting them know that there were witnesses and that the police are involved.

My concern is this: I cannot find out any more information about the other driver (or more importantly, their insurance) despite all of the information that I have. The police are telling me that unless the actual owner of the car was the one to hit my car, there is nothing they can do.

Does anyone have experience with this? Are there any other avenues I can pursue legally to get this person to cover their damages?

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