I almost hit someone with my car coming out of Starbucks I looked both ways one going right and the one going left and I thought I didn’t see any cars going from the left so as I went I kept hearing honking turns out there was someone on the left and I didn’t see them? There’s a gas station across so I’m gonna assume they came out from there the same time I went in almost hit them and I felt bad but I did no hit them as I kept going I wanted to apologize went to the other lane to see if I could see them as I go next to me but suddenly caught them recording me I’m just hoping that they don’t sue for me not hitting them and lying that I did but all I tried to do was say sorry I don’t know what to do in situation where you don’t hit the person do you still pull over? It was an accident that also didn’t let to an actual accident I write this at 8:31 am probably happened at around 8:20 or 8:15 or 8:10 around.
Leaving the scene of an accident is a crime. "Almost" having an accident is not.
Leave it alone. You can give a person a polite wave, but you are not required to pull over after a traffic incident that doesn't result in a collision. In fact, if you stop and get out of your car, the other party may think you want to fight, which could turn the situation into a violent road rage incident.
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"Almost" hitting somebody and leaving the scene is a NON EVENT. No crime. Just keep your mouth shut and drive more carefully.
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You are not required to stop if there is no contact. If you are worried, they will claim there was contact when there was not, take pictures of your car showing there is no damage.
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