My car recently was in a hit and run while I was inside the house. A witness saw the accident and attempted to follow the suspect. Upon arriving the police officer did not want to speak to the witness, even after asking him, and now the witness is unreachable for the insurance. Did the officer have a responsibility to speak to the witness and include it in the police report?Just to clarify: when the officer arrived at the scene the witness was there and was fully willing to cooperate. The officer then had to leave to go inspect the suspect's vehicle stating "I need to go write some tickets". Before leaving, I asked the officer if he needs and can speak to the witness so that we do not waste his time and since he had not spoken to him at all. The officer said that he does not need to speak to him at all and promptly left. Now the insurance is trying to contact the witness using the phone number he had given me, but is unable to and the police report does not mention what the witness had said/seen.
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