Friday, March 6, 2015

Hit & Run @ Kuching

Last Monday, my car was being hit & run at a junction. When I saw a 4WD coming very fast from my left side, I quickly stop my car. But, I was shocked when I saw the way the 4WD driver drove through and teared my front bumper and scratched some part of my car. He didn't stop and checked on my car, but he just pretend that nothing happened. Luckily I remember his car plate. So, I went to the nearest police station and was advised to lodge a report at police traffic station. Before that, the kind police officer at the police station had helped me to check the owner of the car plate, but she was not able to reveal more information. So, I proceed to lodge my police report at another police traffic office.

Upon completing the report, the investigation officer said he will help to trace the driver but of course I must cooperate. Because the 4WD is a company car, so I tried to search for the location of the company. Finally, I found the location of the company which is nearby the location of my car accident. The next day, my hubby and me went to the company and asked the owner of the company and shared with her the hit & run accident which happened the day before. She said the car belongs to the company and she knew the driver who drove the 4WD the day before. But, he's not at work. She promised to call back within a few days. 

On Wednesday evening, she called back and told me that her big boss would like to see me to further understand the accident situation. So, on the forth day, hubby and me went to see the big boss. He is quite a serious but nice man. We also met up with the driver of the 4WD, but he claimed that I hit him at the back of his 4WD. Since he was not willing to admit his mistake, the big boss said it's better to make a police report and let police investigate the matter. This is also, because I had made a report earlier, so he also need to make a police report. Four of us went to the police traffic office. Too bad, the investigation officer was on leave. So, we all had to come back on the next day, which was Friday. When the driver was making the police report, he claimed that I hit his 4WD and I was turning into a one way lane. His information was completely wrong as I had stopped my car and my car is static. The road is a two way road. I also heard that his licence is 'P licence'. My hubby and me was quite angry but I am confident it was his fault. Upon completing his report, the big boss asked for my hubby mobile number and said that he will call my hubby in the evening for 'some arrangement'. But, that evening, my hubby didn't receive any call from him.

On Friday, while hubby and me were getting ready to go to the police traffic office, the big boss called and said he's willing to pay for my car repair. And for the police traffic compound, we both share half of the payment. I agreed on the arrangement, partially, because I feel pity for the driver. I believe he unintentionally hit my bumper and scratched my car. And if the police officer started investigation on him, he will be in trouble as he didn't make police report within 24 hours and he didn't place the 'P' sign in front and at the back of his 4WD. And most importantly, he hit my car and run and he's also can be charged with dangerous driving. I believe he's too scared to stop his car and come down to check.

As for my car repair, the amount that the big boss pay wass not enough to cover and I still need to top up some cash on my own. But, I don't really mind as I hope to solve the matter as soon as possible. I just hope that the drive can learn a lesson here and be a responsible driver.

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