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My Beloved black '92 535i was hit.. AAAHH (archive)

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Posted by Mike G on July 30, 2001 at 21:55:30:

Hello, well, after a long day I fell asleep, I get woken up by my mom and brother, someone has hit my car. I go outside, and my cars left rear corner was clipped, taillights smashed, and a crumple forward of that, will require body work and painting. My car was parked in front of my house, but not in the usual spot, when I parked the gardeners were blocking the front of my house were I usually park. What happened, is there is a temple across from my house, so during the week, they are allowing cars to park there for the hospital, about a 1/2 mile away. So the hospital has a damn shuttle that drives people back and forth. Anyway's, this shuttle hit my car, and drove away. Luckily two kids saw what happened and told us, otherwise we wouldn't have known anything. My brother went to the hospital and tracked her down, and I waited for the police. Accident report placed, but no ticket for her. The witnesses said they saw her come close to my car, when she passed, saw damage on my car, but didn't see her actually hit it???? There was damage, my beautiful black trim, rubbed off on her shuttle van, which was brand new, so obviously from my car, she still denied that she even hit the car to the cop, so he couldn't write her a ticket because he didn't see it, which I still don't understand. He even told me she hit the car, I just don't understand the law, I should have taken pictures of that van as evidence, maybe tomorrow I'll go over to the hospital, find it and snap a shot. Anyways, this leaves her with no hassles and me with calls to the hospital, there insurance company, my body shop's(will probably need multiple estimates) and all this crap. I was pretty mad. Anyways, I'm going to try to get a new rubber bumper trim, and hopefully a brand new bumper, if they'll say anything is wrong with it, and of course the body fixed and new tailights. I can just imagine the bill of close to $1000, maybe even $2000, the more the merrier as long as they pay for it. Also, I can't deal with any insurance claims, because they are handled by the hospitals legal department. Well, thanks for allowing me to vent.

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