July 10, 2012
Long time follower first time poster here reaching out to the community for some help. Yesterday right around 9:30am I was stopped in traffic going northbound on Main Street right around bravo pizzeria when a nice young lady decided to HIT ME HARD. She had to have been going about 25 mph cause it knocked the glasses off my face, gave me whiplash and did extensive damage to my car. I was a bit out of it when she ran up to my window and asked if I was ok. After I answered her "I don't know" she said there was traffic honking at her and she was pulling around the corner onto hollister(east bound) where we would meet and exchange info….
After about a minute I gathered my brain together and was able to start my car and pull around the corner… She was gone.
I called the cops and they did a perimeter search that turned up with nothing.
If you know of anybody that drives a Dark Blue Prius or see one with front end damage please grab the license plate and send along the information. There is an imprint of her license plate on my right rear bumper so her plate might be on the left side (looking at her car head on)
There is a full on investigation going on with SMPD checking all of the local surveillance video to find her license plate number and we have locations that are looking really good.
Dark Blue Prius
Id say 2008-2010
Brown Hair Shoulder Length Wavy
Please let me know if you have any info at all. I'll be posting this up everywhere.
Thanks in Advance!
October 21, 2008
July 10, 2012
October 7, 2010
Happy you found her. Unfortunately, the punishment for hit and run isn't nearly severe enough. Not even a felony, just a slap on the wrist.
Hit and run will continue unabated until they start treating it as a DUI. Leaving the scene of an accident and not contacting police to report it within 24 hours should be considered a serious crime. It should carry the same penalty as a DUI and the penalty should be cumulative with DUI's. (In other words, if you have a prior DUI and you commit a hit and run, that would count as your 2nd DUI.)
As it stands now, someone who has had a couple of beers and then strikes someone is much better off fleeing the scene and sobering up. All they will have to pay is a small fine, no risk of jail time. The law gives them every incentive to leave the scene. That needs to change.