Short story here. So I'm sitting in my cage (parked) in the rather empty part of a large parking lot at a Costco. Just then, I hear a loud BANG and see some smoke coming from a car that just backed into the concrete base of the lamp pole in the middle of the parking lot.
Single car/driver accident. No one to blame but this poor sucka who probably didn't see the pole on his blind side as he was backing up rather quickly.
Decent damage (rear quarter panel is crunched, tail lights shattered) and I sit there perplexed as I watch him get out, examine the damage then look around nervously then drive away.
So my first thought is... hmm... this guy is maybe contemplating a hit-n-run claim to save his major screw up. Or not. Who knows. But seeing as I saw the whole thing... would you:
a. report it to ICBC as some sort of good samaritan eyewitness to make sure he does the right thing (and not affect all of OUR soaring insurance rates, mind you)... yes, this reeks of "snitch" somewhat.
b. STFU and let the chips roll where they may.
Final point on (a). Wouldn't ICBC be better off to establish some sort of snitch system with a reward to the whistle blower to keep some of the fraud cases at bay... but food for thought I guess.
I welcome your comments, while I sit back and digest em.