My mom got a phone call from the insurance company - another driver saw the incident and took pictures and the driver of the car that I hit reported it to the insurance company (who informed the police). I haven't received formal charges or anything yet, but I'm really worried because it's being called a 'hit and run' and the other driver is alleging that I 'fled the scene of the accident'. I only got my G2 a couple months ago and I'm really worried. Is it possible that nothing will come of this? This happened a couple of weeks ago, and I haven't heard anything yet. I'm supposed to go to school in a different country, come September, and I'm worried that this is going to impact my going away.
Any advice would be great
If you're charged now, it will be by summons, meaning you must attend Court. If you're out of the Country, you'll need to find someone to represent you. I'd suggest seeking legal representation since any conviction for failing to remain/report results in serious insurance rate increases. It's possible (though I'm not certain) that you're insurance company could increase your rates even without a charge since they're aware you failed to remain.
Bottom line is you knew you were in a collision, and the paint transfer you saw means that there certainly was damage. Piano lessons aren't a legal justification to avoid or delay your duty to report and exchange information at an accident. You may have honestly had good intentions, but the Courts and Insurance companies are likely to believe you were trying to avoid responsibility.
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