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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 11:44 AM
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Does the law require me to report a hit and run?

Yesterday a truck hit me, not hurt too bad just some bruising on my thigh and a limp. The truck sped off after she hit me. When I went to the care now place to see if they would prescribe some pain medication the nurse upon my telling her what happened asked if I had called the police. I found that a very strange question for her to ask me, and tried to think of how it would relate to any medical treatment. I didn't respond to her question, as I didn't care to have a discussion with her about something I did not think concerned her.

She then asked again to which I for some reason felt I needed to respond, asking her "how could that be your business?" She then said "fine, I'll call them." I didn't know if she was wanting to call the police on me or what, so I left. Did she think the police were going to catch the person, and then they could have their auto insurance pay for a bunch of treatments I wasn't going to get?
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 11:46 AM
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1. you are free to do whatever you want
free to refuse to report a crime.

She might be required to report a crime, if your injury was a result of it. Any RN's know for sure? :kick:
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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 11:48 AM
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5. I am and I think she is required to report it.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:23 PM
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29. me too
but I think that he (the poster) would not be in trouble. Correct?
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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 02:23 PM
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55. Correct.
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 03:06 PM
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64. Correct, unless he is has any pre-existing legal troubles
Edited on Mon Feb-27-06 03:07 PM by Freddie Stubbs
Which could be why he is so reluctant to file a report. Many illegal immigrants will not call the police for fear of being deported.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 03:09 PM
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67. no legal troubles


Just didn't feel like waiting for them, waiting through the time to go through it with them, and did not feel there was anything they would be able to do.
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 07:34 PM
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169. Not true at all. You are not supposed to leave the scene of
the accident.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 04:52 AM
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176. Of course you can leave the scene of the accident to get medical treatment
Or do you think Paramedics break the law regularly and if you're hurt you should sit there in pain hoping someone called the ambulance? That would be preposterous, I think.
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medeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 11:47 AM
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2. she heard of a crime being committed
and it's her duty to report as a medical professional. jeeesh.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 05:56 PM
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137. Yeah, I think so; she's right doing it and obeying the law
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 11:47 AM
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3. You're the injured party here
Why wouldn't you want to report it?
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 11:49 AM
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10. That is my question, too--who wants a crazy bum who runs around hitting
people and speeding away on the road?????
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 01:27 PM
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50. Maybe because the insurance will go up from the Police filing their
report.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 02:56 PM
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61. I think the person hit was on foot...at least that is how it reads n/t
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 03:18 PM
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70. oops that changes things a bit, I would surely file a report then -
thank you for the clarification!!!
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 11:47 AM
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4. it's a crime...
You should have reported it. Health care professionals are required to, if they treat someone who has been injured during the commission of a crime.

Sometimes they do catch the bastards.
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Burning Water Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 11:48 AM
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6. Why wouldn't
you want to report this to the police? Don't you feel any moral obligation to other people to have this dangerous driver taken off the roads?
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 11:48 AM
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7. Of Course you should report It!
she could just as well as killed you and drove off!

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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 11:49 AM
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8. Check your local,
including state, laws. In most places any accident involving an injury requires a report to the police. The people in my state are required to exchange insurance information, as well. What may not appear to be a big deal injury may turn out to be something serious later.
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 11:49 AM
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9. Your reluctance and defensiveness about reporting it
Made the incident seem more suspicious than it probably was.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 11:49 AM
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11. Why would you not want to report it?
If she did that to you, isn't it likely she'll do it to someone else--and they might not walk away with a limp.
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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 11:52 AM
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12. Insurance may be a definite issue.
I fell out of a tree on my property hear while back. My work insurance made me file a claim with my home owners insurance because they did not want to pay.

Have to be carefully anymore when asked questions.
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:20 PM
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28. Were you working for your company when you fell out of a tree on
your property?
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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:23 PM
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30. No, the insurance provided to me by my employer
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oneighty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 11:52 AM
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13. What might a Libertarian do?
He would no matter how greatly he and/or his property were damaged just do the right thing. Grin and bear it. Rugged individualists are that way.

They do not require social order at all.

180
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HardWorkingDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 11:53 AM
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14. Most states have laws...
that require injury accidents, or accidents over a certain amount, to be reported to the police. There are many reasons for this. One of course is to prevent other false claims from being reported or made up.

And in turn, the medical facilities use any report to prevent health care fraud as well (this is not to say that you made all this up, only pointing out that many people do make claims like this up for a variety of reasons).

And you hit the nail on the head in your last line regarding payment of the treatment - your insurance company certainly doesn't want to pay for your treatment when there is another party out there responsible for it.

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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 11:59 AM
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18. $100 office visit to possibly get a prescription was going to pay cash
Edited on Mon Feb-27-06 12:03 PM by RGBolen
could tell right away that over the counter medication wasn't going to be enough, but turns out I've made it so far on OTC and a bit of alcohol last night, so I guess she did save me $100.


on edit there wasn't any property damage, I was walking to my car it was me that was hit not my car.

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HardWorkingDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:13 PM
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25. And also....
the other person that struck you did commit a crime and could have struck other items and people. The driver was possibly DUI too, so maybe there could have been a link to a lot of hit and runs by this nut.

And the health care place might have even thought you were trying to cover something up. There are just whole lot of reasons. You might have been better off saying that you fell off a ladder at home or instead of going hunting with Dick Cheney and getting shot, you instead went fishing and the dumbass hit you with a boat oar.
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 11:54 AM
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15. Why would you not report it? The bitch that hit you should be in jail!
How horrid that she would just drive off. No doubt she had a "W" sticker on her truck - typical Republican.

Are you going to be OK? I think the Nurse is required by law to report crimes. You should report this and then seek medical attention, these things have a way of getting worse as time passes.

Please be sure to go seek medical attention ASAP!
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 11:55 AM
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16. Go to the police department NOW and file an accident report
Yes, you should have called the police at the time, before you moved your car (if you were driving).

File one NOW and give them a description of that truck. You want that bitch off the road. The next person she hits might be one of us.

The hospital is duty bound to report several things: hit and run, gunshot wounds, child abuse, and spousal abuse. They would have treated you and the cops would have shown up and taken your statement.

Don't be so paranoid in the future. That's what we pay the cops for, supposedly, tracking down nasty bitches who hit people with their trucks and then run away.

Bet she votes GOP.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:00 PM
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19. I wasn't in a car n/t
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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 11:57 AM
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17. I'll tell you why you may not want to report it.
Edited on Mon Feb-27-06 12:00 PM by IsItJustMe
You will be pulled down to the police station.

You will be questioned by people who 'may' or 'may not' treat you with respect and dignity.

You will be asked to fill out a report.

And by the time you are done, you might actually might feel that you have done something wrong.

Sorry, my experiences have not always been positive and I'm a white boy.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:01 PM
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20. In California, our "evil communist" government has a policy
Edited on Mon Feb-27-06 12:03 PM by kestrel91316
about this sort of thing. It's called crime victims' compensation. If you are the victim of a crime and file a police report and are injured and need treatment, the STATE pays the cost of your treatment, and I think there is also some compensation for loss of income/wages. No perpetrator need be found, let alone convicted. Wish every state did this most basic thing for its citizens.

I know firsthand. I got shoved to the ground and had to go to the ER for a back injury in a protest a few years ago. Paid not one red cent myself. Just had to file the police report, and deal with some very COMPETENT, NICE bureaucrat on the phone a few times.
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:03 PM
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139. That was a good program, as was the "Safe at Home" program.
Unfortunately Beige Davis bankrupt the state and the gropenator has taken even more away from them. There just isn't any $ for the victims of crimes, you have to be a multi-national corporation to get funding from the state anymore.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:02 PM
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21. Maybe because you asked for pain medication.
Just a thought. They are very stingy with pain medication in this country now. Even if a person is dying and in pain, they are careful doling it out afraid they might get addicted.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:03 PM
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22. could be n/t
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 02:50 PM
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60. Unless your name is Limbaugh.
Then it's fine to help yourself to all the pills your pudgy little mitts can glom on to.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:05 PM
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23. they have to report suspected crimes, from child abuse to hit & runs
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newportdadde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:09 PM
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24. Personally I would report it.
Its the right thing to do as that person should be punished for hitting you and leaving the scene.

Also from an insurance standpoint I would want it on record how I obtained my injuries incase I developed a condition later on that required more treatments care.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:18 PM
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26. Depends on state law. In Ohio, any accident over $400 MUST be reported.
Edited on Mon Feb-27-06 12:20 PM by MercutioATC
If the damage is under $400, you're not bound by law to report it.

It all depends on the laws in your state.

Even in Ohio, though, any INJURY accident must be reported...
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:20 PM
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27. it was me hit, not my car there was no property damage n/t
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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:25 PM
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31. My advice, unless you have a serious injury, SHAKE IT OFF and go on
Edited on Mon Feb-27-06 12:27 PM by IsItJustMe
I would have had the same exact reaction as you did.

It's my body so just leave me the f. alone.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:27 PM
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33. That's what I did, just a bruise taking up most of my thigh and some pain

been trying to avoid much walking. LOL
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:30 PM
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36. Why were you so resistant to having it reported?
...just curious. You weren't at fault and you sustained damages...why the problem wit reporting it?
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:35 PM
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39. Didn't care to have to wait for the police

or go to the police station and wait there and I don't think there is any chance they would catch the person. Even if they did, not really any punishment that would help me. If someone stole from me I would want them to try to catch the person so I could maybe have my stuff back, didn't see any resolution from the police that would have helped me.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:42 PM
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44. Any info you could have given them MIGHT have helped somebody else
from also being a victim of this driver. (that's one reason to report it)

Insurance might not pay for any treatment you'd need without the report. (that's a second reason)

There's always a chance that they'll actually catch the driver and have their insurance pay for your injuries. (that's a third)


The bottom line is that there's a driver in Texas that may or may not be driving drunk. We KNOW that they don't feel the need to stop when they hit somebody. ANY information you could provide that MIGHT take this driver off of the road is worth some inconvenience, IMO. What if the next time it's a 6-year-old that's hit and they're more seriously injured? I know I'd feel awful knowing that I didn't do everything I could to stop something like that from happening.

...and no, you can't just walk into a medical facility and ask for painkillers. They'll ALWAYS ask questions (and they'll expect to have them answered before they dole out meds).
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 02:59 PM
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62. I'm with you--well said n/t
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 03:05 PM
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63. asked to see a doctor

"..and no, you can't just walk into a medical facility and ask for painkillers. They'll ALWAYS ask questions (and they'll expect to have them answered before they dole out meds)."

I asked to see a doctor, I never really got to ask for a percription. I assumed they would think someone who had been hit by a truck would probably want and get some form of pain medication.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:28 PM
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34. WHY would you advise that?
A "bump" now could still result in long-term problems. I'd advise getting it on record.
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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:41 PM
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43. I have had some real bad experiences reporting. Sometimes you can
save yourself some major head aches by simply shaking it off.

It realy depends on the situation, but, I think twice before reporting.
You can often open cans of worms that you don't even know exists.

Believe me now or believe me leter, but someday you are going to have an experience where you will say, "I just wished I had just shut the f up".
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:46 PM
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45. I haven't ever encountered problems when I wasn't at fault.
(although I realize that some have had different experiences)

My point is that there's a driver who hits people and doesn't stop. Maybe it'll be a kid that gets hit next time. I think I'd HAVE to report it had it been me. I couldn't deal with the possibility that I had information that MIGHT take this driver off of the road and I didn't give it to them because I didn'r want to be "bothered".
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 07:40 PM
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170. It's illegal to leave the scene of an accident, so, I have no clue
as to how you on your own can decide whether to report it or not. You have to report it.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:26 PM
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32. Yes, but there was an injury. In Ohio, it would have to be reported.
Edited on Mon Feb-27-06 12:35 PM by MercutioATC
Like I said, it's governed by state law...however, I'd have a hard time believing that most states don't require reporting an injury accident.

The nurse was probably right.
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:28 PM
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35. Most states require you to report any accident which results in injury or
Edited on Mon Feb-27-06 12:30 PM by Freddie Stubbs
property damage over a certain amount. Why are you so averse to reporting it?
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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:32 PM
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37. Your insurance company could refuse to pay for your injury
because if you are the victim of an accident it is the insurance of the perpertrator that should be billed.

By reporting it, you cover your own behind...even if the odds are against the police finding the person who hit you. Your insurance will cover it by default, but if they wanted to...they could refuse payment.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:36 PM
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41. I was going to pay cash for the medical visit n/t
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:32 PM
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38. If someone walked up and punched you, would you be fine with that?
Then why the hell would you be fine with someone hitting you and then leaving the scene of the accident.

Call the damn cops!
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 01:57 PM
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53. I wasn't fine with being hit by a truck either

I don't think there is any action the police or courts can take to provide any resolution to it for me after it happened.
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 07:52 PM
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173. Why on Earth would you run off after the nurse wanted to report it?
What are you scared of? O'key, you didn't want to report it yourself, but sounds like you refused to accept treatment when nurse wanted to report it. You could have had internal injuries you didn't even know about.
What gives?
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TX-RAT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:36 PM
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40. A little confused here
Edited on Mon Feb-27-06 12:37 PM by TX-RAT
The female in the truck committed a felony.
Why in the world would you not report it immediately?
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:39 PM
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42. I'm not sure it was a nurse

She was in scrubs, could have been a non-medical employee. She asked if she could help me, I told her I would like to see the doctor, when she asked what was wrong I told her that I was hit by a truck and before getting anything else out she asked if I had called the police.
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 01:03 PM
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47. Why in the world wouldn't you want to report it to the police?
:shrug:
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 03:22 PM
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71. I don't get that bit either!
The only logical reason might be that the victim has a warrant out, and doesn't wanna get bagged by the fuzz....!!!! It defies logic, otherwise....
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 03:26 PM
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73. no warrants, wasn't drunk

Just didn't and don't feel there is anything they would be able to do that brings about any kind of resolution to what happened. And certainly not anything that is worth the time in dealing with them. At the time it happened this was even greater in that I really didn't care to wait for them in the amount of pain I was in.
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negativenihil Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 12:47 PM
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46. If you got the plate number, report it!
Edited on Mon Feb-27-06 12:48 PM by negativenihil
Yes the process with the police might be kind of long, but you can't just let someone like this go unpunished. As many others have said, if they've hit and run you, they might do it again.

Heck, even if files an annon. report over the phone...

"Hi i witnessed a hit and run on such and such date on this street. the plate number invovled was XYZ, the plate number of the car that was hit was ABC".

edit - on reviewing some more posts... YOU were hit? not your car?! Yikes. In any case you can always phone it in and say you witnessed it. people who hit and run shouldn't be allowed to drive.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 01:05 PM
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48. I trust my conscious would say--YES
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gardenista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 01:21 PM
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49. The nurse has probably signed, as part of her employment contract,
an agreement to report when an injured person is a victim of a crime- child or spouse abuse, hit-and-run, robbery, etc.

She was doing her job.

Why you would not want to report it is beyond me. Why do you think that a nurse is a shill for the insurance companies? Sheesh!

What would happen if you developed a blood clot and suffer from complications?

I am really perplexed that you blame the nurse, not the person who injured you.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 01:52 PM
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52. I didn't blame her, I just didn't understand how having or not having

contacting law enforcement was relevant to my purchase of medical services.
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 07:55 PM
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174. Exactly. Even if you think you just got a bruise, WTF knows
what else have you got. And to refuse to accept treatment because the nurse was going to report the accident-I sure do not get it.
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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 01:28 PM
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51. You should report it NOW.
A serious crime was committed (hit and run is quite serious), and it has now been reported. You will likely be contacted by police (YOU are NOT in trouble). You can tell them that you didn't report it because you were shaken at the time, but it would be best to call them now.
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Sparkman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 02:00 PM
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54. Ethics versus legalism-"getting away" with hitnrun may work on her psyche
more than anything the "law" can impose. It may take a while, but if you're OK, think of who you owe your allegence to. I have seen the "legal" system (cops & D.A.'s & judges) lie and uphold the lie just to get me and others. Our legal system may be your friend, if so you might consider just who the victims of the prison industrial comples are. AND how much do we want to burden an overwhelmed system? just a thought or two, no judgemental agenda from me.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 02:28 PM
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56. One thing other posters haven't mentioned.. your medical expenses. What if
Edited on Mon Feb-27-06 02:33 PM by Mayberry Machiavelli
your pain was due to some fracture or serious sprain you didn't know about, from the accident, and it required surgery, hospital stay, missed work, and thousands in copay and hospital bills? Wouldn't you want the at fault driver or their insurance to pony up if it were their fault? :shrug:

If you are rich enough that that kind of money is not a consideration for you, then God bless you!
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 02:30 PM
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57. That would certainly be a consideration but it's just a big bruise

There's nothing broken. Thanks for the concern however. :)
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 02:32 PM
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58. Did you have any X-rays? Fractures cause bruising too.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 02:37 PM
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59. No, you can tell if you have a broken leg or not without x-rays

If I have to I can go to my friend's office back home and x-ray to make sure, but that's not a concern.
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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 03:07 PM
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66. WHAAAAAT is your reluctance to report it???
There are many reasons to do so:

A crime should be reported. Hit and run is serious.

Should medical problems arise in the future (quite possible... it happened to me), your insurance company will want to go after the person/her insurance co.

If you do not report the accident, your med. insurance company can require YOU to reimburse all expenses since you are preventing them from recouping from the other person/company.

.....................................

You clearly do not intend to do so, so why are you asking?
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 03:13 PM
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69. I just wanted to find out the answer to what I asked

nothing sinister :)

She seemed to think it was very important, I didn't know if it was a law or not.

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Ioo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 03:07 PM
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65. I think you are weird for not calling them - Were you Drunk?
I mean unless you were stoned or drunk...

If someone hit you with a truck, and for some reason you did not call the cops I think you are nuts.

I also think that she was asking out of concern for you, I think it is a fairly safe question to ask, "Hey I got shoot in the head", "Did you call the police?"

Yes you should call, a hit in run is a felony in most states...

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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 03:11 PM
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68. wasn't drunk or under the influence of anything n/t

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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 03:22 PM
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72. You should go file a report.
I don't know why you are reluctant and I don't give a shit. The driver that hit you was negligent. She didn't kill you- but what about the next person? You have a moral obligation to report the driver, especially if you can provide any identifying information.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 03:28 PM
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74. only identifying information was the truck was red n/t
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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 04:12 PM
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75. Suppose this hypothetical:
Edited on Mon Feb-27-06 04:19 PM by troubleinwinter
A neighbor witnessed the event, called the police to report it and provided the vehicle license #. Cops say, "We can't investigate or persue it unless the victim reports it." Then suppose you DO make a report, cops investigate, and find that the driver has three DUIs and a suspended license. She is arrested an taken off the streets where she may not commit a future hit and run that seriously injures or kills someone.

What is your take on such a scenario?

Just askin' a question.

I still don't understand the reluctance to report such a serious and dangerous crime as hit-and-run of a pedestrian.... but hey, your business (hopefully no one else gets hurt by such an irresponsibe driver who hits someone and does not stop to check to see if the victim needs assistance).


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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 04:17 PM
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76. someone may very well have reported it
Edited on Mon Feb-27-06 04:20 PM by RGBolen
There were people in the store when it happened, and other cars around. I can't see what having or not having talked to the victim would have to do with it.

The thing is I am not hurt that badly, I just went on about my business.

edited to add: I honestly don't think everyone runs to call the police everytime there is a non-property damaging and/or small injury accident.
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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 04:36 PM
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77. After reading these posts, they don't understand, but I do
Edited on Mon Feb-27-06 04:46 PM by IsItJustMe
You have probably had some bad experiences somewhere down the line with the police or other authority figures.

All these folks saying 'what if this' and 'what if that' can drive you crazy. Anybody would go nuts if they walked around questioning themselves all the time.

The system can victimize you sometimes worse than criminals and unless you have had those experiences or have been there you don't have a clue.

Some folks put to much trust in the system. Hence we get into situations like we are now in with the state of affairs of this country.

And for some reason, many of the arguments being made here reminds me of the Republican arguments for domestic spying. Well I don't have nothing to hide, so I don't care if they listen to my calls.

Just remember, a healthy dose of skepticism will carry you a long way in this world.

Just my opinion, take it for what it is.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 04:52 PM
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79. not really

Just didn't see anything they could do about it after the fact that would justify my time in dealing with them.
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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 05:07 PM
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81. Well, they may well contact you regarding this person leaving the scene...
...since it appears that the medical facility made the report.

Your injuries were evidently problematic enough to go to a medical facility and request to be seen by a doctor for treatment of pain. You surely expected to wait some time to be seen by a doctor.

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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 07:02 PM
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82. There weren't any cars in the parking lot so I didn't

expect to wait long to see the doctor, and not long with them as I just wanted to get checked out and if they wanted to something for the pain. I could have gone back if there had been a number of cars parked outside, but I made it through the night on OTC medications and today has been so-so.

I can't see the police having any great concern over this.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 04:37 PM
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78. If you lived in Californa you'd be required to report it
YMMV
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 08:45 PM
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83. And what penalty is there is California for not reporting an accident

with minor injuries and no property damage?
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-28-06 12:19 PM
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84. None, but you WERE injured
A bruise counts as an injury.

Failure to report an injury accident is $500 IIRC.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-28-06 08:02 PM
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86. So you are saying

that for any accident that there is any injury, a police officer can arrest the victim for not reporting it and they can be fined $500?
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-28-06 08:25 PM
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92. If it happens on a public road, technically yes
But in practice it almost never happens. At least in cities like San Diego where I live, you can't get the police to come to a minor accident unless a tow, firefighters, or an ambulance are required. They're too busy with more important work.

...a police officer can arrest the victim...

It isn't the police's job to determine who is the "victim" and who is at fault. If two vehicles collide, or a vehicle hits something else, and there is an injury or property damage over some minimal amount, the incident must be reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles. If the police don't report it, the participants have to.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 04:56 PM
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80. The law requires the caregiver to report it.
Mandatory reporting is common for people in public service jobs.
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-28-06 12:32 PM
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85. after reading the whole thread, I have to ask
Edited on Tue Feb-28-06 12:32 PM by fleabert
are you sure you didn't hit your head when you got hit by this car? seriously. This doesn't make much sense.

I can understand not wanting to mess with a report if you weren't hurt, but you were hurt enough to seek medical help. Help. that's what the nurse tried to do, help. Reporting a felony is part of her job, not a conspiracy or attempt to get in your business. you made it her business when you requested attention for your injury.

I cannot imagine any person in their right mind not reporting this to authorities, at least anonymously.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-28-06 08:08 PM
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87. No I did not hit my head, the truck spun me around a bit and I hit on my

side.

I would say I made certain aspects of my health and the accident the medical providers business. I don't think law enforcement being or not being notified would be of their concern. I don't think my insurance information would be any of their concern as I was paying cash.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-28-06 08:13 PM
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88. A couple of reasons accidents like this should be reported
This person may be a reckless or drunk driver and the next time they hit someone they might kill them instead.

Second, sometimes an injury that seems like no big deal can turn into something major later on. I've still got an infection in my leg last year from tripping over a wire frame pot holder at a nursery. I had no signs of infection until a month after the accident.



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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-28-06 08:14 PM
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89. well- I am with the nurse then.
your story sounds fishy to me. I would have called the psych dept. and the police dept. if it had been me. your behavior, if it was as you described, is odd. And it continues to be be so, after multiple people have explained to you that it is required by law for the hospital to notify the police if a crime has been committed.



and...

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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-28-06 08:18 PM
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90. no one has notified me of any Texas law requiring such

my behavior?

what in getting up, getting into my car and going to a medical facility. Then choosing not to purchase medical services from them because they asked questions I did not think were relevant to my purchase of the medical services. What of those causes you to think such?



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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-28-06 08:31 PM
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93. Wow! You sure are a self centered person.
Only worried if you might get in legal trouble if you don't report a felony that injured you. Maybe the police could have apprehened that person in the red truck before they killed someone. Oh but that is not your concern.
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 07:44 PM
Response to Reply #93
172. Not just that, an injured person can sue the perp for damages.
Some people cause crashes on purpose, for crying out loud, just so they can sue. And here someone legitimately injured refuses to report it. It boggles the mind.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-28-06 08:21 PM
Response to Reply #85
91. Do you apply that to everything?

If a woman goes for an abortion reveals she was raped and the medical provider asks if she has called the police you would tell her that she is not in her right mind for not reporting it? And believe that the medical provider should call the police department??


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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-28-06 08:40 PM
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97. Do you apply that to everything?
I am replying specificaly to this situation. I refuse to speculate on antoher one. In my view, something doesn't add up in your story. Your concern seems to have been with the medical person and your legal obligation to report a crime. No other concerns about other people were mentioned.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-28-06 08:46 PM
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98. I don't think there is any legal obligation to report a crime you are not
Edited on Tue Feb-28-06 08:48 PM by RGBolen
a party to.

There are signs on the freeway telling people to not call police for minor auto accidents which is what this was and it was in a parking lot so I'm not even sure if there was a law broken. Not everyone that has something stolen from their cars or say out of their front yards call the police.

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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 02:50 AM
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105. assault with a deadly weapon, not to mention leaving the scene
of said crime with a deadly weapon (the car, btw), otherwise known as a 'hit and run' is completly different from petty theft.

Hit and run law is governed by individual state law. In every state hit and run is considered a serious crime. Hit and run law defines this crime as failure to stop after a vehicle accident to exchange information (name, license number, and other pertinent information) with other involved parties. In cases of injury, hit and run law requires a person to also address the needs of victims as is necessary, whether that includes calling emergency response professionals or waiting until help arrives.

http://www.onlinelawyersource.com/criminal_law/hit_and_...

if you cannot concede that hit and run is serious and that the health care professional you talked to did not have an obligation to report it, I call bullshit on the entire thread.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 02:58 AM
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106. yes hit and runs are serious, but I was not seriously injured




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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 03:03 AM
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107. oh good god.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 03:06 AM
Response to Reply #107
109. I guess that is what the misunderstanding is, I didn't think anything more

of it than being knocked over by a person in a crowd. I mean it hurt and was a little nerve racking after I got up and thought about if she had hit me dead on but I wasn't hurt that bad.
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 03:10 AM
Response to Reply #109
110. you were hit with a car!
a two thousand plus pound machine. and the person left the scene. it's a crime. period.

there is no misunderstanding on my part.

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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 03:04 AM
Response to Reply #105
108. Maybe it's extreme simple-mindedness rather than bullshit.
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 03:10 AM
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111. you are very forgiving.
I should be a better person.
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 03:22 AM
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112. I hope he knows how to take a compliment.
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 03:24 AM
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113. I think he's laughing at the whole thing.
which is why I am not getting my panties in a big 'ol wad. :silly:
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 03:29 AM
Response to Reply #113
114. Maybe it's a subtle brilliant parody of the tort reform crowd.
"I'm a man's man and a red-blooded patriot and I
got hit by a truck and didn't even call the cops
much less sue!"
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 03:34 AM
Response to Reply #114
115. reaaaaaallly subtle.
so that would make it exceptionally brilliant, right? ;-)
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 08:21 AM
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121. There's nothing about it to laugh at
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 10:21 AM
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122. unless you are making a joke at our expense. nt
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 10:29 AM
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123. I'm not n/t



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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 12:43 AM
Response to Reply #97
103. Story sounds as plausible as the Armstrong ranch heiress' account of
Deadeye shooting his hunting buddy.
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 02:31 AM
Response to Reply #91
104. medical professionals are legally required to report crimes they become
aware of during treatment of a patient, and that includes rape.

I did not say that I didn't think you were in your right mind for not reporting it, I think that your behavior regarding the whole incident is odd as you stated it. The paranoia, the reluctance to report the crime, the inability to see the perspective of the majority of responses to your query, etc...

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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-28-06 08:34 PM
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94. What a Screwball Post.
I legally had to report that.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-28-06 08:35 PM
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95. I agree. This is one of the most bizarre threads I've seen in a long time
I can't imagine being hit by a truck and not reporting it.
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-28-06 08:38 PM
Response to Reply #95
96. I didn't want to say that but the law required that I do so.
Not that it's any of anybody's business.
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gardenista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 12:12 AM
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99. Brownshirt.
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 12:26 AM
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101. Truck.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 12:17 AM
Response to Reply #94
100. Well, at least it accomplished one thing.
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 12:30 AM
Response to Reply #100
102. Once a man was doing something and he fell out of bed
and bruised his leg and got a limp so he
reported that a truck had hit him.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 03:34 AM
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116. that person is a menace and could strike a child next
why the f*** would you not report it?
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 04:35 AM
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117. Weirdest.thread.ever. nt
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 05:39 AM
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118. I had a cousin killed by a hit and run driver in California.
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DiverDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:25 AM
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119. Why wouldn't you call the cops?
It seems weird to me that you wouldn't.
Doesn't the thought of someone that is so callous as to hit someone and not even stop to see if you are O.K. driving around bother you?
What if the next person they hit DIES?
You have a DUTY to report this. sheesh.
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 07:25 AM
Response to Reply #119
120. "I'm not even sure if there was a law broken."
I am sure that you are really dumb.
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 05:17 PM
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124. Feeling better today, RG?
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 05:23 PM
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125. about the same as yesterday n/t
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 05:25 PM
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126. Bruise fading? How's the limp?
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 05:34 PM
Response to Reply #126
127. no and it still hurts to walk on it

But hardly a big deal.



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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 05:39 PM
Response to Reply #127
128. Well, it sounds like it taught you a good lesson anyway.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 05:40 PM
Response to Reply #128
129. about what?
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 05:42 PM
Response to Reply #129
131. About not running into red trucks.
Did you ever think that maybe she didn't know she
hit you and you damaged her truck? I'm just asking.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 05:44 PM
Response to Reply #131
134. she may not have n/t
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 05:46 PM
Response to Reply #134
135. What color hair did she have?
Let's see if we can find her and find out
how her truck is.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:26 PM
Response to Reply #135
142. I don't know, and couldn't care how her truck is, I can't see how I could

have hurt her truck.


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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:32 PM
Response to Reply #142
144.  Do you have any enemies that you don't know about
who may have put on a disguise and tried to run
you down on purpose? There may be a lot more here
than meets the eye.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:33 PM
Response to Reply #144
145. no

Are you just being silly?


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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:37 PM
Response to Reply #145
147. You don't know how these people work.
By the way, is that poker-playing dandy you?
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:39 PM
Response to Reply #147
150. no

That's Edwin Edwards former governor of Louisiana



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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:44 PM
Response to Reply #150
153. The guy in prison for racketeerring? Odd choice for a pic.
That's not a clue to this thread, is it?
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:45 PM
Response to Reply #153
154. no EWE has nothing to do with my getting hit by a truck n/t
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:51 PM
Response to Reply #154
156. I'm surprised that you would even suggest such a thing.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:51 PM
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157. I didn't n/t
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:54 PM
Response to Reply #157
158. Who did? Somebody did. It sure wasn't me.
Just because the guy's in prison for corruption doesn't mean
you can just lay this hit and run on him.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:56 PM
Response to Reply #158
159. you said "That's not a clue to this thread, is it?" n/t
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 07:00 PM
Response to Reply #159
160. Yes, meaning maybe something untowards in your dark past, NOT
that the poor rotting ex-Gov escaped from prison,
put on a wig and ran you down. OR hired somebody to
do it. Can you explain why you have his picture in your
posts? Frankly, I doubt it.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 07:02 PM
Response to Reply #160
161. no dark past

why do you have an avitar of someone?



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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 07:05 PM
Response to Reply #161
162. Are you the best person to be honest about your dark past?
My avatar is of Van Morrison, a man whose music I love
and who I admire as an independent artist. See how easy
it is? Now you. Or not.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 07:07 PM
Response to Reply #162
163. many people admire Edwin

why would you have a problem with that? or accuse me of whatever you think this "dark past" thing is

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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 07:11 PM
Response to Reply #163
164. Stop being so defensive. I'm trying to help you understand yourself.
Who's the one who said you might be simple-minded
rather than lying or pretending? Me. You ought to take
a few lessons in how to take a compliment gracefully.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 07:13 PM
Response to Reply #164
165. need no "lessons" in anything n/t
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 07:15 PM
Response to Reply #165
166. You're welcome.
It's called manners. Try it some time. This is the last time
I ever stick up for somebody who's not making any sense.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 07:18 PM
Response to Reply #166
167. I have not shown any ill manners to anyone

you have asked questions, I have answered.

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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 07:25 PM
Response to Reply #167
168. A simple "thank you" would work wonders.
Who asked you how you are today?
Who inquired about your bruise and your limp?
Who tried to find the "woman" who ran you down?
Who asked you about the avatar of your hero?
Let me think.
Who could it be?
Hmmm.
Could it be .... ME?!
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 05:43 PM
Response to Reply #129
132. Just when you think this thread can't get any weirder
:popcorn:
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Jersey Devil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 05:42 PM
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130. It also may be a health insurance issue
In NJ if you are hit by a car your med bills are paid by your own auto insurance company regardless of who is at fault. So naturally the health care facility wants to know whether to file your treatment under auto insurance or your regular medical insurance. I don't know where you are, but if your state has no fault auto insurance it is probably the reason. Ever notice that they also ask if your injury occurred at work? If it did then workers comp would pay the bills and that's why they ask.

By calling the police there would be a record of your accident so that your auto insurance would pay.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 05:43 PM
Response to Reply #130
133. not applicable, I was paying cash for the visit
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Jersey Devil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 05:54 PM
Response to Reply #133
136. Doesn't matter - they'd want your insurance info anyway
They always do. Nothing personal, but suppose they had to give you more treatment than cash you had with you and you gave them a check and it bounced? They'd want backup, wouldn't they? Any smart businessman would.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:25 PM
Response to Reply #136
140. They can not give me any more treatment than I am purchasing n/t
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:26 PM
Response to Reply #133
141. How much did you pay for the visit?
And what did you get for your money?
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:27 PM
Response to Reply #141
143. It would have been around $100, didn't pay anything, I left n/t
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:38 PM
Response to Reply #143
149. I can see why you didn't report it, if you ducked out on the bill.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:39 PM
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151. I did not purchase any services n/t
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MyUncle Donating Member (798 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 02:19 PM
Response to Reply #151
179. It's all about the Vicodin, Percocet, etc.
It showed up earlier in the thread, but emergency rooms are especially on alert for people looking for pain killers. You showing up saying you were hurt in an accident that you did not report and then leaving after she started questioning you makes me strongly believe the nurse or doctor thought you were scamming for pain pills.

I know Vicodin addicts and this type of event would not be outside of their attempts to score. Too bad you got caught up in this.

But, I am sure the nurse thought most people would report an accident.

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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 05:17 PM
Response to Reply #179
180. "I didn't know if she was wanting to call the police on me or what,
Edited on Fri Mar-03-06 05:18 PM by A-Schwarzenegger
so I left." (from OP)

You may be onto something.
OP says he left out of fear of the police, not fear of the bill.
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 07:42 PM
Response to Reply #143
171. If police had found the driver, you would be able to sue that
Edited on Wed Mar-01-06 07:42 PM by lizzy
driver for damages. I do not understand why you wouldn't report it in the first place.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 05:59 PM
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138. Have you checkedf the state of TX web site on auto accident
reporting. I suspect any bodily injury has to be reported
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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:36 PM
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146. Ask the Pres. I'm sure he'll give you good advice.
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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:38 PM
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148. self delete
Edited on Wed Mar-01-06 06:46 PM by IsItJustMe
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:40 PM
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152. this is the same thread n/t
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 04:49 AM
Response to Reply #152
175. No way.
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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 06:46 PM
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155. It depends upon what the law is in your state
Here in Virginia, not reporting it and leaving the scene of an accident is a felony.
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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 07:01 AM
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177. Out of 155 posts
Nobody asked you what happened.

Would you mind describing what the actual circumstances of the accident were? How did you happen to get hit and how were you in the path of the truck ?

I would like to consider all the information of the conditions that led to the accident. Do you know for sure the driver knew they hit you?

Amazing nobody has asked yet what actually happened.
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 01:31 PM
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178. He said what happened.
A woman driving a red truck hit him as he was walking to his car in a parking lot and the truck took off. It spun him around, not a direct hit. And I asked him directly the question was he sure the driver knew she hit him. I asked him lots of questions but he's slippery as a canned eel. Good luck!
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