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What should you do if you have an accident and hit an already parked vehicle while positioning your vehicle into a parking space?


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2008-11-30 23:40:08
2008-11-30 23:40:08

If the owner of the parked vehicle cannot be located, you should leave your contact information in a brief note on the car you hit.

You should also report the accident A.S.A.P. to the local police station and provide them with your details in case the person doesn't get your note and files a hit and run complaint. This will protect you from any chance of being accused of leaving the scene.

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The person backing out I am asuming other person has finished reversing and is leaving if I understood correctly

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No, as if your vehicle collided with the other vehicle, the fault is yours.j3h.

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