A Hit and Run Notice in the mail is sent out to registered owners of a car involved in an accident regardless if they were driving or not. These letters will arrive at the current residence address or mailing address of the vehicle owner involved in the accident.
What happens when I get into an Accident and Drive Away?
When someone gets into an accident, it si required by law to stop and is most cases they often call the police to report it . However this is not always the case because many accidents are minor and people would rather move on for a variety of reasons. IE Not wanting to get insurance involved or in a hurry and do not have time to do an accident report. In other cases a driver will not want to stop at the scene because they are undocumented or may have alcohol in their system and do not want to put up with being arrested.
When this happens witnesses will write down the license plates of the the vehicles involved and pass it onto the police officer taking the report.
Hit and Run Notice in the mail gets sent out everyday
If you don’t stop at red lights or crosswalks, you might be involved in an traffic accident. And even if you do stop at the accident scene, you might not be able to identify the person who was in the ran over you or it may seem confusing as the other party is driving away and does not care. These things happen so much that it is impossible for the an officer to chase down every hit and run traffic accident which means they will devote their time to only the most serious ones involving bodily injury.
The Hit and Run investigation is still going on
Often in these types of cases (minor) no injury. The police send out Hit and Run Notice in the mail to the driver asking them to come in to give a statement. This is called a fishing because the registered owner of the car is asked to come into the station with a driver license and give a statement to a police officer.
However, giving a statement is not always within the best interest of the registered owner especially if he or she was driving. In addition, even if they were not driving it is probably still not within their interest or family members interest to give a statement as they will pressured into pointing out who was driving the vehicle. When this happens the registered owner of the vehicle will be pressured into letting the officer know who was using the car and forced to give up the info.