On July 19, at 5:51 p.m., a GRCC police officer was contacted by a woman who ,on June 22, had damage to her vehicle.
The woman said that on June 22, she parked in GRCC ramp 1, level 6 at 2:30 p.m. When she approached her car at 6:30 p.m., there was a note placed on her car along with damage to the driver’s side corner bumper. The note said that the person hit her car and gave her their phone number saying: “If you want the damages paid for to please call ********.”
When she called the number a woman answered and said she would pay for the damages if she gave her the estimate. The complaint said she was going on vacation and would not be back for 2-12 weeks.
When the complaint came back, she got the estimate for the damages and messaged the woman back. When the woman messaged her back she said that it has been over 3 weeks and that she refused to pay for the damages. The woman said that the complaint was supposed to call back the day after the accident and did not and since because of that the women would not pay her for damages.
An officer talked to the complaint and said that they could do a report for the insurance, but she could not because she had a $1,000 deductible for the $400 worth of damage. The officer said to her that they could call the woman themselves. The officer was able to make contact with the woman who identified herself as a GRCC student.
When the officer talked to the woman, she said that the compliant never told her that she was going on vacation and since she did not abide by the agreement, she did not feel like she had to pay for it. The officer then explained to the woman that she did not report the hit and run to the GRCC Police department and that it was unlawful and also told her that the note did not have a name of address for the compliant to know who hit her car.
The woman said that she did not know that when she hit the car that she had to report it to the police. She thought that all she had to do is leave a note due to what she has seen on “social media” and “Redit”. The woman said that she had never got into an accident before and thought that leaving a note was okay. The woman went on to say that the complaint could have damaged the car even more.
The officer told the woman that they could write a report for both of their insurances or they could settle it like the two women agreed upon. The woman said she did not want her insurance rate to go up and that she would contact the other woman to work things out. The officer contacted the complainant and said that the other woman was going to call her back and to call the officer if the woman did not make contact so the officer could file a report if she wanted.