Hit & Run Holiday

car.jpgI’m behind on this and it’s probably too late, but I got this from a friend and thought I’d pass it on. It seems like an appropriate use for a community-oriented blog:

My car was hit 3/10 around 1:30 am it was parked in front of my place on Parkman and Silverlake Blvd (near Sunset & Parkman). †I didnít have my glasses on to read the plate of the black car maybe late model Nissan Sentra or Altima. By the time I got downstairs, the car was gone..
It hit my car and dragged it about 10 feet and its totalled!! A few neighbors saw the car wobble down silverlake and make a right on Marathon… By the time my neighbors got into a car and followed it .. It was gone.. We believe the person lives in this neighborhood.. †So please let me know if you see a car that would have substantial damage on the front and passenger side of the car.. And is missing a piece of their bumper
Please spread the word to anyone you know that lives in this area..

In the interest of keeping her spam free, I’ve refrained from posting her e-mail address. But if you live in Silverlake and one of your notoriously drunken neighbors showed up a few nights ago with a mysteriously battered car I’d appreciate a note in the comments (or an e-mail).

7 Replies to “Hit & Run Holiday”

  1. I live about a block away and have been cruising the area since she contacted me last . So far nothing, but I’m still keeping my eyes open.

  2. Thanks for the eye out, Will. The crazy thing is that this is the second time that this has happened in about six months. It’s dangerous over there in your hood! :)

  3. After having a car totaled while parked on an main street, I’ve been more careful when parking, ‘specially overnight. If possible, park ’round the corner on a side street. If not, here’s a few things I can get anal about:

    * Never park immediatly after an intersection, especially one with traffic lights.
    * Never park on the outside of a bend, especially on a narrow road in the hills.
    * If possible, find a place just after a driveway, so if a car hits the parked car behind you, it won’t get pushed into yours quite so easily. Plus, nobody can box you in and/or ding your bumper.

    The most important one:
    * Unless the driver does something, a car will always go straight (Isaac’s First Law – thanks, dude) Look at the traffic flow, figure out where a car will go without a driver, and don’t put your car there.

    Thankfully, I’ve got off-street parking at home and work, so this is only a worry when I’m at a friends.

    As for the guy who hit you – keep looking, I saw a car that hit a parked car on Camrose, near the Hollywood Bowl that made it to Hollywood and Curson before giving up!

  4. I got hit while parked also, but i havent reported it to the insurance company yet,becuz im afraid they’ll raise my premium.
    -Did the insurance raise ur premium?
    -Did the incident go under collision or comprehensive coverage?
    -if collision, did it go on ur driving record?

    please help me out so i know if i report it or not.

  5. I got hit while parked also, but i havent reported it to the insurance company yet,becuz im afraid they’ll raise my premium.
    -Did the insurance raise ur premium?
    -Did the incident go under collision or comprehensive coverage?
    -if collision, did it go on ur driving record?
    please help me out so i know if i report it or not.

  6. Well, Rich, I’d love to help you. But if you read my post you might note that it wasn’t my car that got hit, but a friend’s. So, I have no idea if “ur” premium will go up.

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