My wonderful landlady was driving in to the pickup window of our local Mexican cafe for some take-out.
She was almost T-boned by another vehicle, mangling both doors it hit. She was tossed about, suffering bruises and muscle strains. She had to see an Insta-Care doctor about the pain.
Naturally, the police were called and the other driver admitted he was in the wrong. He did NOT get a ticket. It seems our state law says the accident happened on private property – the cafe – so they had no jurisdiction.
The only option for both drivers was to exchange insurance information and let those two companies work out the details.
She was absolutely in the right place at the wrong time.
The moral of the story?
Make sure you are on a public road when you have a vehicle accident.