CF had a minor incident on Tuesday.
He was making a right turn when a motorcyclist was speeding and collided into the front of his car.
Apparently, it wasn’t a hard hit as the motorcyclist could get up and ride away. So CF drove on, as he shouldn’t stop the flow of traffic anyway.
When he stopped at the traffic light further down the road, a man in uniform rode up to the window on the passenger's side, took down his plate number and told CF to go to the nearest police station.
Then he rode off.
CF, my dear innocent boyfriend, didn’t know where the nearest police station is. Well, actually, he does, but he was panicking and couldn’t think properly.
His earlier offense of not stopping to check on the motorcyclist, didn’t help either. He was feeling a little afraid and guilty.
But then hor, CF said it was my fault as he was on his way to my office to pick me up. He didn’t go to the police station but came straight to my office instead.
As I got into the car, he looked furious. If looks could kill, the one on his face definitely qualifies.
When I was in the car, he decided to go to the police station nearest to the scene of the incident. But I found out from a colleague that we have to go to the nearest traffic police station, not just any police station.
We knew we were doing the right thing, but it didn’t seem like the smart thing to do. I mean, if the other guy was alright, why report it and get fined (and pay a little extra), lose on NCD (no claims discount) and have his driving license suspended?
In the meantime, I was also calling up a colleague who knows what to do in this kind of situation.
According to him, it was best not to report. The circumstances seemed to be in our favour and his reasons convinced us. I am not going to say what his arguments were.
Suffice to say, CF didn’t do a hit-and-run. He saw that the guy was OK, even without getting out from the car.
So yeah, I suppose he was lucky. We didn’t want to have to deal with the police again, after this little incident.
And he isn't mad at me anymore. But we still made up after that. ;P