So what are the details on the hit and run? Were you injured and did the person get caught? That one got me angry
The details are in the youtube comment, but I'll repeat it here with extra info.
If you noticed in the video, when douchbag reversed his whole front bumber came off, along with his front plate. Police from the 19th district (on his way back from getting coffee) saw me and I told him what happened. Have gave a quick flash and we went to the station to finish paper. About 30 minutes later as he was finishing up paper, I hear on the radio that they got the douchbag. He was trying to go back home. They brought douchbag back and I was just hoping he has insurance. I guess it didn't matter much because I had full coverage. The officer showed me his insurance paper. The douchbag did not have a valid driver license, all he had for ID was a Mexican Consulate ID. At first, they wanted just to give him tickets. But I begged them to lock him up. And they did longformed him. It made sense to put him in the system (photograph & fingerprinted) to verify who he is or if he had warrants. He was charged with following too close, no valid D.L., leaving scene of accident.
I was hurt. My back was sore and I was out of work for almost a month. When I call his insurance company to file a claim they told me his policy was voided due to nonpayment. That's pretty slick. Go online, apply for some insurance. Print the "insurance paper", but don't pay. When they get stopped by the police, they show this fraud insurance paper. BS.
So anyway, later I filed my claim with my insurance company for damage for my bike. I also filed claim for the uninsured/underinsured motorist (bodily damage) against my own insurance. I'm glad this insurance was MANDATORY in Illinois. It essentially paid (and then some) for itself.
As for court, I went to his initial court date and they set another court date. The judge told me he did not need me to come for the next date and if they need me they will contact me. I did not get a chance to tell the court about the video that I had...A few weeks letter I get a letter from the states attorney saying that the defendent "...pleaded guilty to charges of following to closely and no valid driver's license. The defendant also provided the court with a copy of his automobile insurance..." WTF!!! What happened the the charge of hit & run causing injuries. And the douchbag gave you guys the same fricking fake insurance paper.
I gave the state's attorney a call to see what punishment this douchbag got. She said it was very severe. I asked what it was and she said he was fine $100. That's Cook County for you.
I have the douchbag's info if anybody's interested. He works as a bust boy or dishwasher at Golden Nuggets on lawrence / ravenswood.