Around five years ago, Iexperienced another hit and run. When I parked my car outside my office,someone hit my car and run. After work I found the back bumper and tail lightcover of my car were damaged. I drove my car to RCMP to report the incident. Onthe way back home from the police station, a police officer stopped me and gaveme a ticket because of the car damage, although the taillights were stillworking. It was a bad experience and bad day. My car was hit and I got a ticketthat was only one ticket I ever got since I started driving. My deductible was$700. I should pay that amount of money for car repair, and I also had to pay afine of over $100.
But this time I was lucky.After I came back to Vancouver, I wrote an email to the witness to express mysincere appreciation. The witness told me in her email that she was a schoolteacher in Vancouver. In that day when the hit and run happened, she wasshopping. She saw whathappened and she was so shocked. There were about fifteen people standingaround watching a guy backed up and hit my car, but all just left and didnothing. She realized that she should do something. She ran into her car anddrove after the man to get his license plate number. She then drove back andwrote the note.
ICBC contacted the driverís insurance and had my carfixed. It made me feel that this world is still warm and people are stillfriendly and helpful. I didnít have a chance to meet the witness and say thankyou in front of her, but I really appreciate what she did. I wish the best toher and I hope more and more people will do the right things.