This was today, Friday July 8th.
She came across four lanes of traffic and sideswiped me. The 911 operator didn't want to dispatch an officer because no one was injured.
I drive a commercial vehicle. The leasing company and my employer require a police report whenever a driver or vehicle is involved in an accident.
You should have seen all the freaking nonsense I had to go through when I was hit by a motorcyclist who was splitting traffic. The guy fled the scene. I hope the sumbitch was hurting for the next few days after bouncing off the side of my van and the car next to me. The parting shot he got from my truck was the driver's side oversize mirror nearly knocking him off his ride when it smacked his right shoulder. The damn side of the truck was full of bootprints and black marks from the grips on his handlebars.
If you ever run into a situation where you are involved in an accident, and the dispatcher tells you to simply exchange information with the other driver and fill out a report on line or stop by the police station to fill out a report, simply ask, "Are you refusing to dispatch an officer to an accident scene?".
You will get an officer, but you may have to wait. The calls are recorded and they do not want any lawsuits if one or any of the parties are injured or if anyone involved becomes violent, or is wanted.
Minding my own business doing a survey for the installation of some additional cameras in a very well known grocery store when it was held up.
The common belief is that bad things run in threes.
I stayed off the highways coming home and took the back roads.
I was supposed to go back to work tonight at a site where the scissor lift is known to be problematic, but the customer refuses to have it repaired and refuses to pay for a rental. The lift has left me stranded twice already on previous jobs. I think maybe I'll call OSHA on Monday, anonymously of course.
No tempting fate here.
I'm sleeping tonight with a fire extinguisher, and a CAR15 instead of my 1911 just in case. I wonder if I should dig out my suppressor.