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Phx PD has me CONFUSED!

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Today DD and I got in a "paint rub" accident. I've NEVER in my life been in an accident so I was naturally a bit shaken and didn't know what to do. So I called the cops for an accident report. Let me set up the scenario for you:

 Me and DD heading Northbound on an access road, the street to the left of me is called Adams, and it's also a one way. For some reason I glance to my left(mind you I'm already driving north it's a green light for me) and I see this little convertible, and it totally hits the back end of my Uplander. We pulled over and I called the PD. She comes over(the sweetest little old lady!) and says sorry she didn't notice it was a one way she wanted to jump on the free way and just didn't see it was a one way. I explain to her ok but I would like an accident report just to be safe, she than says ok, but you barley have any damage my head lights smashed in.

 ANYWAY ok so here's where I'm confused by Phx PD..A highway patrol came first and said "I see some paint marks but that's all I see" I say "ok but I'd like a report please" he talks to the little old lady she admits it's her fault going down the one way yada yada yada. HP comes to me asks me what happend and he shows me this drawing of the lanes and asks where she came from yada yada I tell him what she said, and he says " this isn't my area, I'll call phx PD" and takes off.

Phx PD comes, say's it isn't bad, and next time just exchange info and handle it ourselves basically, and that he will exchange insurance information for us. **HERE IS THE WEIRD PART** He hands us I think an accident report all filled out with our insurance information, and says let me guess, You(points at me) hit her..I say "No" he Say's ok "you(little old lady) hit her(me) coming off the ramp" she said "no" I said "She was coming down the one way street, and when she realized it was a one way she tried to sweep over to jump on the freeway" The old lady say's "yes I didn't know yada yada" Officer says If we have the same story the insurance will go smoothly if we don't than it'll be messy, but that b/c she has admitted it here and she doesn't seem like the type that would lie he doesn't think it'll be bad. and he directs us on calling each others insurance and good luck... ***SHE GOT NO KIND OF TICKET WHAT SO EVER*** I'm so puzzled, I live on a one way street and I see cops sitting and waiting for people to turn down it just to issue a ticket, and here not only did someone go down a one way she admitted to causing an accident...and NOTHING..I'm so puzzled. I'm thankful that it wasn't a bad accident and no one was hurt, Had it been a BUSY day like on a weekday (it's always packed with people jumping off and on the free way, and crowded from people getting off of work) the situation would have been worse we could have gotten hit on all sides, so I'm very blessed and thankful that it was so minor.

I'm posting this because 1) I want to and (2) I'm so puzzled as to why no ticket was issued! ****RANT OVER**** Thanks for reading =)


Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 7, 2012 at 1:21 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Oct. 7, 2012 at 2:13 AM
And here we go with the racism. You need to check Arizona law. In my state anything under 1000 does not require a police report and MANY PDs wouldn't have even responded.
mstkn.identity
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 2:13 AM
O_o yeah whatever. Imo phoenix sucks big monkey balls. Of course im not a city gal im a country gal.

Quoting Anonymous:

Actually, Phoenix doesn't suck. You just have issues.



Quoting mstkn.identity:

Phx sucks, nuff said.





Sorry that sucks.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 7, 2012 at 2:13 AM

eh, maybe. In all seriousness, it prob. doesn't but it did make me go humm, if John smith did the same thing that just happened and got away with no ticket or anything, does that mean Susy Q will too? I just don't understand how it works. I see two mistakes with no repercussions 

Quoting Anonymous:

What in the actual fuck?? Your race doesn't have anything to do with it. Holy hell.

Quoting Anonymous:

B/c he already had assumed it was my fault, I'm gonna throw this out there. I really think had it been the other way around, and although I have Italian in me I have more Mexican, I would have def. gotten two tickets, one for the one way and second for the accident. IDK, maybe I'm reading to far into it .


Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Oct. 7, 2012 at 2:16 AM


Quoting FL2AK:

It was a minor accident with very little damage. She admitted fault and you exchanged insurance info, there is no reason to ticket her. Things like that are at the discretion of the officer.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 7, 2012 at 2:17 AM

It did make me go hummmm, but I don't wholeheartedly believe race had anything to do with it, but you are correct I have no idea what the law is regarding accidents is, since I've never been in one. BUT what I did see was two wrongs and no repercussions. What is under 1000 mean? like damage worthy? 

Quoting Anonymous:

And here we go with the racism. You need to check Arizona law. In my state anything under 1000 does not require a police report and MANY PDs wouldn't have even responded.


mstkn.identity
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 2:17 AM
That confuses me too. I was in a small fender bender last yr (my fault) only damage was to moms car and i got 200+ dollar ticket but did traffic schol instead.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Oct. 7, 2012 at 2:20 AM
Under $1000 in damage. In my state (I don't know AZ law either) a lot of PDs will just tell them to exchange info and file a report online if its under $1000. If there's no damage at all it isn't even considered a crash, even if the cars made contact.

Quoting Anonymous:

It did make me go hummmm, but I don't wholeheartedly believe race had anything to do with it, but you are correct I have no idea what the law is regarding accidents is, since I've never been in one. BUT what I did see was two wrongs and no repercussions. What is under 1000 mean? like damage worthy? 

Quoting Anonymous:

And here we go with the racism. You need to check Arizona law. In my state anything under 1000 does not require a police report and MANY PDs wouldn't have even responded.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 7, 2012 at 2:21 AM

My husband had to do traffic school instead too when he made a turn at a time he wasn't supposed to. One of those "do not turn between ?-?" well he turned 5min after the time, got a ticket. 

Quoting mstkn.identity:

That confuses me too. I was in a small fender bender last yr (my fault) only damage was to moms car and i got 200+ dollar ticket but did traffic schol instead.


kde216
by Silver Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 2:22 AM
Quoting AF2011:

That's why I don't like driving in Phx. Getting on the 60 and sometimes loop 202 is scary! But dang that sucks. Hopefully everything works out in your favor



Tell me about it! My issues is with 10. I was driving with my toddler going an even 65 and a huge piece of wood flew off a truck and hit my car but hit the groove on the Hood so it missed my windshield and just knocked my side mirror right off. Had it not hit that groove I don't even want to think what would have happened. Scary. AZ is full of very idiotic drivers who dont think let alone are clueless how to drive in the rain! :-/
mstkn.identity
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 2:23 AM
I umm..had my nose out to far. Lol I hate drivin here and havent since the fender bender. Lol

Quoting Anonymous:

My husband had to do traffic school instead too when he made a turn at a time he wasn't supposed to. One of those "do not turn between ?-?" well he turned 5min after the time, got a ticket. 

Quoting mstkn.identity:

That confuses me too. I was in a small fender bender last yr (my fault) only damage was to moms car and i got 200+ dollar ticket but did traffic schol instead.


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