Originally Posted by Lifeon2whls
It's interesting...from the story I'd agree with the actions taken for the most part. If she truly felt like she was in trouble, her best form of self preservation would have been to drive away. Yes, she would have been leaving the scene of an accident but she had already started a conversation with 911 and simply could have called back and said this is what I had to do.
That said, being a 6' tall male, I have been on the other side of this situation and seen the other side of the story. I was hit by a woman and apparently she didn't realize it and kept going. I had pulled over to check my car and when I saw the damage I chased after her. When I found her parked on a side street I confronted her (she was in her car) and needless to say I was not a happy person. She didn't believe my story nor would she get out of the car to look at the damage she had caused (it was VERY obvious the two cars had collided). So I called the Police and when they showed up and spoke to us both, they sided with me, however I got a nice lecture about I should "watch" myself...the story she told them wasn't the same version that had transpired.
Two sides to each story...always. Did the woman in the original post do what she needed to stay safe, absolutely.
First off, I've been swiped by a person who apparently either didn't notice he hit me(89yr old man, no license, no insurance, had license taken due to medical conditions) or didn't care or was worried because he was driving illegally. I did follow him while calling 911 and alerting them to the fact he had hit me and I was following him and asking for an officer for when he finally stopped. I did not CHASE him and I did not CONFRONT him even though I was pissed beyond measure as my car was only a week old!
You chased a woman, confronted her and was probably in a high state of irritation so no, she did not get out of the car. Neither would I until the police arrived. So she told a lie. She WAS in the wrong and she probably knew it but being confronted by an angry, large man would probably make me more likely to stay in my car and call 911 myself although I would have accepted responsibility and not tried to lie my way out as she did. The police were right in lecturing you IMO because the way you handled it, she could have very well been armed and felt that her life was in danger and you might not have lived to tell us your tale.