Thank you for your reply.
Since the other vehicle also drove off, it is unlikely that this would be a hit and run for your friend
, although it may be for the other party - red on.
When there is an accident
, it should be reported to the police. This is normally done within 24 hours, and your friend may wish to do this as soon as possible, especially if they wish to file a civil claim later on.
The police take about 1.5 months to investigate the accident, and will issue a compound
to the party that they find to be in the wrong. If it is deemed to have been the taxi's fault, then the police will notify your friend via letter of the decision and inform your friend that your friend can initiate a direct claim against the taxi driver. Rule/Sek Kaedah R17(A) LN166/59 and SEK 52(2) APJ.
Of course, if it is found to be your friend's fault, you will receive a compound citation.
If your friend has witnesses to the report, this witness should also include a statement with the original complaint.
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.
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