Someone came and smashed my car

[damaged bumper]
Damage caused by hit-and-run driver about 9 PM on September 14, 2013.

I was reading email and thinking about having supper and
watching TV last night, when there was a loud knock on my door and
the doorbell also rang. (They use the
Winnie-the-Pooh method
.)

It turned out to be two policemen, who apologized for
disturbing me, but someone had hit my car, which was parked in
front of my building. They had an eye-witness report of the
hit-and-run driver, including license place number. The witness
stated that the car had attempted a u-turn, and managed to hit
parked vehicles on both sides of the street. I have a small car,
and I can make a u-turn (carefully) with a car parked on one side
of the street, but even my Honda Civic needs a 3-point turn if
there are cars on both sides.

I said it sounded to me like that person shouldn’t have been
driving, and they agreed that it sounded that way to them,
too.

I called the insurance company and made the claim this morning,
and they were very sympathetic, and said that if the police have
turned up the other driver there shouldn’t be any problem getting
the other insurance company to pay the deductible.

The visible damage is pretty much just the driver side of the
front bumper, but I don’t think I’ve ever had body work done that
takes less than a week, so I have to find a week when I don’t need
the car. The body shop I’ve used the last couple of times is
walking distance and fairly good to deal with, so it won’t be
terrible, but it’s a nuisance. I hope they do something
appropriate about the driver.

The picture I managed to get of the damage isn’t very good
(using my phone at all in the sunlight is difficult, and I was too
lazy to get out the real camera and upload pictures from it), so
I’m also giving you a picture of the sunset we had two days ago,
right after a thunderstorm blew through.


[sunset]
Sunset at Green-Rose Park, Cambridge, MA, USA on September 13, 2013.

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