The Police Officer went back to the scene to see if there were video camera's around but there were not. He spoke to the witness twice and took a statement from her and also a statement from my son and me. The Officer took time to speak with me about having proof and that is why he was unable to charge the other driver. It was in this moment that I learned I could not be a witness, because I was a passenger, I was not an unbiased witness. It was an unfortunate circumstance, one which we were not prepared for. The Officer's job is to clear the road and gather the evidence to the best of his ability after an accident. There must be proof and the victims are responsible for bearing that burden. If we had a video of the accident, we could have pressed assault charges, hopefully the other driver would learn they can't behave that way, we wouldn't be hassled and mistreated by the insurance company, and it would not have taken so long to get my son's vehicle repaired.
This is what prompted me to look into getting dash cams for our vehicles. I spent hours looking at different dash cams and decided to go with the Rexing V1P because of its versatility, price, forward facing and rear facing cameras and also because they have excellent customer service. It was easy to install and use and we have more peace of mind knowing we are protected from something like this happening again to us. If you would like to learn more about Dash Cams, I have created a page on NOT4CELL's website titled "Dash Cams" for your information. Thank you for your time and attention.