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fenderbender wastoftime blargh

Driving to work this am. On Cornell, west bound, 10:22am. At intel HF (between Elam Young Pkwy and Shute) street repairs have road down to 1 lane from usual 2.
At Orenco cars start merging, bmw 380i (I think) OR lic. ZEV268 is not driving smart, trying to merge w/o braking, but white mitsu Galant OR lic 102BKB is in his way. I am behind and give them 2 car lengths so bmw can merge, and it does, but following way too close. Red light ahead, row of four or so cars stops, bmw slows but does not stop, hits Galant at less than 5mph.
POWCRUNCH. Right in front of flagger. They drive on, turn onto Shute. License plate, frame and holder has popped off one of the cars (bmw) and is in road. I gesture flagger to get it out of road and she does, then I follow the two cars around teo corners at Shute so can tell them that license plate is at flagger.

And so I can give mandatory contact info so insurance and police canget witness info. Man is older, seems somewhat disoriented (poss. due to accident, or maybe other causes and shouldn't drive?)

Woman from Galant is upset over 6 wk old car now having paint scrapeage, I point out he will have to replace his 5mph bumper as the shock chamber blew. (The loud bang)

Twenty five minutes I did not need to waste today.

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snobahr
Jun. 12th, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you for taking the time to give information. :(
foomf
Jun. 13th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
It's actually a felony to leave the scene of an accident without exchanging contact information.
It's also a felony (though seldom persecuted) to fail to report an accident to the police within 24 hours, if there is more than $250 damage done.

With the current high billing for paint and for replacing bumpers and re-installing the licence plate holder, there was more than $250 damage done,
kwsapphire
Jun. 13th, 2007 12:57 am (UTC)
Still, it was good of you to stop! Most people don't! :(
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