Officer Phillip Firmin, who investigated the accident, didn't so much as pay a visit to the accident scene. I went back later that evening and retrieved a large portion of the bumper of the hit and run vehicle. The vehicle is a white Suburban, Tahoe or Yukon, fairly new, with special interest plates with the numbers 278, and damage to the rear driver's side and rear bumper. The vehicle was driven by a blonde woman (according to witness statements) who lost control and crossed the center line, almost hitting me head on.
Having faith in the police, I thought I would hear from them later that evening. I was told by officer Firmin that the hit and run officer would have the report on Monday, and he would start investigating. By Monday, June 13, having heard nothing, I called the police to see what was happening with my case. Officer John Leblanc of the hit and run office informed me that he was too busy to investigate my case, saying he was backed up from last week and that he had no idea when he could get to it! I told him I was hit by an out of control vehicle and would like to find the driver. His reply was "You and 100 other people!"
I have not heard one word from the Lafayette City Police, and my vehicle has over $5,000 worth of damage. My insurance company will have to cover my damages, less my deductible, plus seven to 10 days in a rental car.
I would like to thank Mr. Earl "Nicky' Picard, Tim Picard, Brian Pope and Sally Spears from the Lafayette City Marshal's office who went out of their way to try to track this vehicle down. It is nice to know that these fine folks tried to help.
If anyone has information that can help in this case, please contact the Lafayette City Marshal's office, as I'm sure the city police will be too busy to take your call.
To the blonde woman who was driving the hit and run vehicle, I hope you can live with yourself.
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday, December 04, 2013:
Public school letter grades, teacher evaluations and student promotion won't be affected by Louisiana's shift to more rigorous educational standards for two years, the state's top school board decided Tuesday.
Vitter told The Associated Press that he is sending an email to supporters Wednesday and is in discussions with his family about the possibility.
The Ragin' Cajuns go for New Orleans Bowl three-peat, this time against the Tulane Green Wave, which is making its first postseason appearance since the Hawaii Bowl in 2002.
Louisiana has joined four other states in filing a so-called “friend of the court” brief in support of Mississippi’s lawsuit against the federal government over new flood insurance rates set to go into effect.
Kerry Wayne Bertrand was charged Monday for the alleged killing of his stepdaughter, Skylar Lee Credeur, a UL Lafayette chemistry major found dead in the bathtub of her family home in August.
Louisiana's state school board is considering a two-year delay for some consequences tied to the phase-in of more rigorous educational standards, called Common Core, at public schools.
The most anticipated game in the NFC this season was a laugher.
The attorneys for Busted in Acadiana administrator Chris Hebert got an extra 2.5 months Monday to prepare for their client’s felony trial, marking the third time the case has been delayed this year.
In an effort to ease tensions, Lafayette Parish Superintendent of Schools Dr. Pat Cooper is calling for board approval of two day-long workshops: one to address lingering questions caused by Act 1 of the 2012 Legislature, and a session focused on mending the tattered relationship between the board and administration.
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The Citizens Advisory Committee working on Lafayette’s comprehensive plan will meet with representatives of planning firm WRT on Tuesday to commence the next stage in developing the plan for Lafayette’s future growth.
Nearly two dozen non governmental organizations that have received $2.5 million in state funding have been referred to the newly created state Office of Debt Recovery and the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office. The local Colomb Foundation is not one of them.
The Carencro native and UL alumnus rose to prominence via his work on ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘The Sound of Music.’
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After 40 years without a bowl, Cajuns fans’ joy with returning to the only bowl they’ve ever known is like marrying the only person you’ve ever kissed.
UL Lafayette’s College Democrats will host a public forum on the Affordable Care Act featuring panelists who will highlight the benefits of the law for Louisiana college students.
The City-Parish Council on Tuesday, Dec. 3 will revisit an ordinance that would end the 2-percent cut merchants in the city and unincorporated parish get for remitting sales tax collections on time. However, the ordinance has been modified to phase out the compensation over a two-year period.