When I went out to the car, there was NO driver. The car was still running and no sign of why it decided to smash my Apartment column. Note, if it had goon a few feet to the left, it would have taken out the staircase. If it had gone to the right, it would have taken out MY car!
The driver did show up and I looked around the side and he had been T-boned and forced into my building. Obviously, he disappeared trying to chase down his hit and run nemesis.
The cops finally came and were interviewing the guy as it started getting dark and rainy. I had to interrupt their chat to ask if the driver could put on his hazards seeing as he was jutting out onto the road. The cop never bothered to secure the scene.
The cop had left and the poor guy was standing in the rain taking photos of the damage for his insurance company. I offered him an umbrella which he refused but he did accept the coffee I provided. Once he left, I assessed the damage. It was certainly lucky he hit the one spot that would do the least amount of damage to my building (not even many cracks after the Big Quake, I'm in a pretty sturdy foundation.) All it needs is a big bandage.
Where did I get the coffee and how can I connect this to a blog about cars? Well, I just happen to have 8 cans of coffee sitting around so I could get this set.
Here are some close-ups.