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I just received a letter in the mail from the Las Vegas police department, accident investigations section, hit and run detail. It says that vehicle, my plate number, dodge, (I have a ram) has been turned into the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Traffic Bureau, Accident InvestigationsSection, Hit and Run Detail as a suspect vehicle involved in a hit and run accident at, location, on date. It says please contact the Police department regarding this matter. Failure to respond to this letter may result in a Warrant of arrest, impound and or continued impound of your vehicle by the police department. It says to contact the detective and gives the phone number. Should I ignore this or what should I do?
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Is there damage on your car? Do you know anything about the accident they are writing about?
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No damage on my truck at all. The only thing I can think of is this man who didn’t move when the light turned green, I started to go but slammed on my breaks when I saw he wasn’t going. Came close but didn’t hit. He looked like he was passed out, he pulled over in a parking lot and I followed and asked him if he needed help. He wasn’t responding at first and then kinda snapped at me so I left. But his car looked fine too. I was sure I didn’t make contact and I thought he was drunk after asking if he needed help and him snapping.
Since the car has no damage and you were not involved in an accident, you can return the call and let them know you do not know what they could be referring to.
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I feel like responding could make things worse. If I ignore it could I get in trouble? It doesn’t even say they know who the driving is, it just says my vehicle.
You can wait for them to follow up. Eventually they will, though, if they believe you were involved in the accident. I feel like if they look at the vehicle and see there is no damage and no evidence of recent repair they will move on.
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Should I just call and tell them I’m not sure what they’re talking about and my truck doesn’t have any new damage in it. And that I’m going to consult a lawyer beyond that because it is a criminal offense? It has a pretty big dent in the bumper from when I bought it though 2 years ago.
call them tell them your lawyer will contact them.
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
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