Re: Car Accident Where The Other Driver Left the Scene, Not Reported To The Police
Yes, it was a hit-and-run pursuant to CVC 20002. The agency of jurisdiction would have been the CHP if it were on an unincorporated county road, state highway, or freeway, or a city police department if within city limits.
However, the hit-and-run report would not determine fault for the collision in any event, so it really does little to change your insurance situation at this point since you have no one you can go after for damages. But, as a victim of a crime, it may change some elements of your coverage - possibly the deductible.
It shouldn't hurt to report it to the police, but don't expect them to do anything more than document it.
On the other hand, if the other guy makes a claim against your insurance company, it would sure be nice to have the hit-and-run report on file.
A Nor Cal Police Sergeant
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