This is a liability law question - I don't know why Avvo yesterday posted it under civil rights!
I was crossing a street in DC, in pedestrian walkway, crossing with the light. Car turning pulled up to me as though the driver intended to hit me. I stopped and driver sounded horn. As I continued to walk, driver accelerated and deliberately hit me with side view mirror. The driver accelerated and left the scene. I was able to get the car's license plate. I called 911 and gave the dispatch the plate number.
Spoke w/ hit & run unit and told to contact officer by email. PO didn't respond to email. I again called hit run and told PO filed report under "misc" and that I should call officer's supervisor. Supervisor states: 1.) officer away on leave; 2.) PO claims driver stopped.
When asked where driver was during my statement to PO, supervisor: driver waited up the street in garage and then approached PO. after I made report.
Can someone suggest next steps or what they believe is going on? This has been ongoing for several weeks. Police are unhelpful and will not return my calls.
You don't talk about any injuries. Were you injured? and are you ok now or are you still having physical complaints? if there is no injury , it is not clear what you are now seeking. If there are injuries, then you ought to talk to a lawyer. In DC, the law dealing with pedestrians recently changed in the pedestrians' favor, with a new comparative negligence standard applying in some cases. So, by all means, you ought to look into this with an experienced DC personal injury attorney. good luck.
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