As mentioned in another thread a few weeks ago, I was involved in a “car accident”. Why the quotes? Because in fact, there was no accident.
The back story:
My vehicle is stopped at a red light and in the middle lane. Opposition vehicle (Toyota) is also stopped at the light on the left lane (left of me and about 1 car length behind).
While we were both stationary, I signalled my left turn indicators to change lanes. When the light turned green we both inched forward. I watched his vehicle speed up deliberately, so I slowed down and wanted to let him carry forward before I changed lanes. Right as the Toyota was about to pass my vehicle, the Toyota stops and rolls down his window and says I hit him. At this point, both our cars are almost side by side. I noticed the distance between our cars were at least 1-2 feet apart. So I was in confusion when he said I had hit him. So I decided to move forward and park my car on the side of the road to avoid further traffic build up. Since my car and his were not touching I was able to continue driving forward and park.
We get out of the vehicle and examine if there were any damages. Both vehicles were spotless. Not even dust or a scratch was to be found on the assumed touch points. Toyota driver said her “heard” a bang. So we examine further, the only plausible touch points during the lane change was my front left side (passenger) and the toyoto’s front right side (driver).
It was clearly concluded that there was no actual contact. But the owner argues he heard a bang and will not conclude there was no accident. So we said lets call the traffic police.
The police arrive at the scene and took both our statements and reviewed both vehicles. They indicated no accident has taken place and no damages were found. No ticket was issued to either parties. However, the Toyota driver was unpleased with this verdict and said he will pursuit further with complaints including “dangerous driving” and “impacting” his driving conditions.
So since this accident, I have been harassed by another police department (traffic complaint? I think) asking me for video evidence and my vehicle insurance etc. I was being reasonable and complied with this officers request and showed him the videos and details. It was clear no contact was made. But the officer asked if I was able to go down for a statement, which I declined. It is unnecessary and is a waste of time given that the video evidence was strong enough to support there was no accident.
However, from Feb til now, the officer has come back to me multiple times asking for this and that. This morning the cop asked again if I am willing to provide a statement. Which I rejected via whatsapp and I did not pick up his 2 calls. Not only is the cop dragging out this pointless case, he is wasting my time after I have discussed details and shared video evidence already.
This is partly a rant and partly to seek advise on what are the possible consequences on this case. How much more time will I have to waste if I have to appeal in court if the officer decides to charge me a random charge. Has anyone experienced something so ridiculous and childish?