In a recent Comment of the Day, one reader argued that not all hit-and-runs are the driver's fault.
These assertions unleashed a slew of interesting stories, including this highly unusual hit-and-run tale.
Paul Kohler writes:
True story: Back in '99 or so, I was driving southbound on Broadway, right near the capital. As I approached the intersection of 15th, out of nowhere a homeless guy on a bicycle ran into the side of my truck. He flew over the bed of the truck while his bike stayed where it was. I wasn't going but 10 miles an hour at the time, so stopping was easy. I pulled out of traffic and got out. The homeless guy limped over to his bike, picked it up and started to walk away. I asked if he was OK, and all he said was he really needed to get his brakes fixed. He disappeared into the park. I called the po-po and they come out to file a report. I described the situation and what I could recall from the mans appearance, but there was nothing I could do with a hit and run like that. The insurance adjuster chuckled at the story, but it still cost me to get the repairs done.
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