posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 12:59 AM
Slightly different thing happened to me years ago in California.
I was the second car at a red light, sitting with my girlfriend in my Camaro. I was about 12 feet behind the first car which was a Mazda GLC with
five people in it, a hatchback where the rear window is right behind the passenger heads. Suddenly *BANG*, I slammed against the seat and forward
bending my steering wheel. My girlfriend hit the seat and dash. I thought the engine blew up.
When I looked around, there was a '69 Chrysler Imperial (huge huge car like in the first Matrix movie) up against my back bumper. Three mexicans got
out of the car. The first car thought I had hit them for no reason, but fortunately for them I was there to cushion the impact. My car was bent
above the wheel arches, bumper shocks were toast (urethane bumper covers hid most of the damage), radiator was leaking, and other miscellaneous stuff
was broken. Rear of the Mazda was pushed in. Front o the Imperial, little damage.
Police showed up, found the driver had an 'all points address' (field worker). The policeman couldn't verify legal status or give him a ticket.
Cop said it was 'unconstitutional' to give someone with an all points address a ticket "Where will the court send the notice to appear?". [I
wonder if this is a 'Freeman' thing.] Only thing the Cop could do is confiscate the car since he had no insurance. I asked if there was anything
else that he or I could do and the Cop said nothing, he could not arrest the guy, however if I touched the other driver for nearly killing us I would
go to jail. I was thinking the Cop would return the keys later and I seriously considered severely damaging the car (would have been justice for the
damage my car received).
Nearly killed us. Driver said he was driving 45mph, didn't see the stopped cars, didn't hit the brakes. Had I not been there the people in the
Mazda would have gone to the hospital. My insurance paid for my car's damage due to uninsured driver coverage (we all paid).
This is an unacceptable situation. Citizens are going to have to rise up against this without the help of the law.