Does anyone live in tours who might be able to help me on this?
Last week my car was pranged up the rear end, near some traffic lights at a busy bridge in Tours, by a very concerned, if distracted, well dressed, nicely spoken middle aged french couple in their car. All concern and co-operation, we all pulled over and swapped addresses as no-one was hurt and we were on the way to take a friend to catch a plane, so unable to swap "constat" details until later, 4pm, at their place in Tours. The driver admitted responsibility immediately and explained the stages involved in sorting insurance out.
Turns out, after a 2 hr wait outside the flat, it wasn't their place at all. Nor was the name nor the telephone number that the driver wrote down for me. I should have acted on instinct when he claimed he didn't have his papers with him. But I was more worried about getting my friend to her plane on time. The poor woman had already missed her outward flight and had to delay her holiday and pay twice. What a dummy am I?
The damadge was just a rear light, but it's the principal that irks me most. I intend to take it to the gendarmerie in Tours. My french insurance company have kindly supplied the real name address and telephone number for the driver, who is ignoring my calls and the constat form that the insurance co. have sent him.
What I need is a photo of his car with the damadged area and the number plate visible, so that if he decides to argue with me, I can show him or the gendarmes/court, that his car damadge matches mine. I'm concerned that he will take his car for repair quickly, leaving no trace, ignoring me and all I will be left with is my witness who lives in wales.
I live 100k away, so I'm hoping for a local willing volunteer who doesn't mind being an amateur detective for an hour or so. Address within 10 mins walk of La gare, Tours.
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All sympathy gratefully received.
PS, added next day
After writing this blog, I felt instantly releived, so was spurred to action. Shoes on, coat halfway on, on my way to report this to my local gendarmerie, my blokey phoned to say
" please meet me up at the workshop and go to the gendarmerie on the way, because it's been robbed, again"...............................................