don't know about Pennsylvania, but in Cali, victims of hit n' run aren't cited as being at fault. I was hit n' ran on while I was in my cage about 4 years back. Toll truck driver saw the guy take off after pulling over. DMV and insurance cited it as "no fault" on my part.First off the insurance company wants to wait for YOUR benefit. A hit and run will go on your record as a bad risk in the future. Depending on your policy it may be a comprehensive claim, HOWEVER it will still look bad.
Second IF you can ID the car and driver, tell the officer you definitely feared for your life. This should up the charges to assault with a weapon or attempted murder. Additional charges will help the other party try to stay to your good side in hopes of a peaceful settlement. Do what you can to throw the book at this jerk. He may live to kill the next biker if you don't and next time it could even be you!
Someone here should be able to run your tag number for you. That will allow you to find an address for the driver. It'd be nice to get some fresh photos of the damage to their car before it disappears. Be sure to incorporate their license plate number into atleast 2 of the photos of the overall car(make sure you can read the plate). Take very detailed pictures of the damage.
was up until about I was close to the 110 interchange. Cool dude in a white, older pickup in the far right opened up for me and slowed down to let me in front of him to just start cruising in the right lane. The idiot more than likely saw the opening and went for it without looked to see me thinking he can cut in front of that older white pickup to get on that right lane to interchange into the 110.Definately press charges, make sure it goes on his record. He may get off easy this time, but if he has a record next time should get harder on him Isn't hit&run a felony?? Should be mandatory jail time, no matter how little the damage!!
Just curious, were you lane splitting or just cruising with traffic in your own lane?
Glad you kept it upright!
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