Re: Should I have called the police?
Originally Posted by dougdirt
It depends where the accident happens. I had a lady back out of a parking spot into me in a Toys R Us parking lot. So we called the police and he showed up and said there isn't much he can really do since it was on private property. Now, maybe he just didn't want to deal with it given that it was rather minor (only a few hundred dollars worth of damage - a dent that needed a small amount of paint once popped out and buffed).
Same thing happened to me. Got rear-ended in a parking lot. Called the cops. Cops said there wasn't much they could do because it is on private property, but if it was on public property, they would have to cite someone.
So, if there are no injuries, in Ohio, on public property... if you call the cops, they will come out and write someone a ticket, to justify the use of man-hours.
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