In the sea of life, we are all minnows!
:blah::blah: Ok... although not my fault..... my first fender bender. I was pulling into Applebee's for a lunch date today and halfway up the turn in I noticed a Silver 300C backing toward me. I stopped, and she kept backing, and backing, and backing..... I looked to put my Magnum in reverse, but was unable to go anywhere! There was a car behind me. I must of honked my horn three or four times before I just layed on it!!!! Finally she turn and looked to the left and slammed on her brakes. I didn't think she even hit me because there was no "bump". She pulled forward and I noticed a significant dent in her passenger side door. Before I could even get out of my car, the lady along with a teenage boy and girl, had already "RUN" to check out my bumper. I got out and the lady just kept saying.."My husbands going to kill me!" The teenage boy, I'm assumming her son, procceded to "WIPE OFF THE SILVER PAINT ON MY CAR!" I asked her how much damage was done to her car, and she kept telling me not to worry. She was acting like she was in a real big hurry and asked me if everything was good. Well.... I said NO!!! I don't know what she expected me to say! My brilliant black bumper was completely scraped off in about a 6 inch square area. Before I knew it she was trying to talk me into not filing a report and her son told me just to use a little touch up paint to fix it! A LITTLE TOUCH UP PAINT! I need the whole front bumper piece repalced!! At no time did she offer any insurance info nor did she even ask me my name. We never looked at the damage to her car. She was leaving, and I told her I needed her name a phone number. Sure enough the number she gave me was correct. She said she was going to call the cops and have them come to my work to file a report. I laughed because she didn't even know my name, let alone where I worked. I told her I'll get an estimate and call her back. we could either file a claim with her insurance, or she could pay to have it repaired. Still no insurance info offered by her! Back at work I called the police and was told to file online. Being in a parking lot, they wouldn't have sent a policeman out anyway. My claim was filed within 1 hr. of the accident. I called her trying to get info again and she said she was shopping and ask me if I could meet her in a half hour back at the accident site!!!! Well.... this is my first ever (at 40 years old) expeirence with any sort of fender bender, I asked her WTF???? Is she afraid of a hit and run now? The really suckey thing is I was at the wrong Applebee's!:blam: Any advice?