About 10 months ago I was in a minor accident.
As I waited to turn right, the woman in the intersection ahead of me turning left changed her mind and started to back up.
I was yelling and honking but she was feeling flustered, I suppose, and backed into me.
We pulled over, checked damages and exchanged phone numbers.
She wanted me to not call ICBC but rather get private quotes.
I knew she was liable and – trying to be kind – spent a half day getting estimates. I called her and when she heard the estimates was surprised and asked me to get another one and call back the next day.
By this time her number was disconnected. I tried in vain to do reverse number lookups, I also tried name searches but without luck.
I am left holding the cost of the repair, or I will lose my RoadStar status and be stuck with a $300 deductible.
I know I can’t write her name here, but what I am hoping is that by reading this you may know the woman who is responsible and encourage her to call ICBC and, at the very least, preserve what is left of her integrity.
I also hope that everyone who reads this will learn by my mistake and always get the licence plate number of the car involved.
Don’t worry about names or even trying to be kind and co-operative. Just be civil and write down the licence plate number.
Stu Mitchell, White Rock