I know this will probably not change things much, but I must write about an ongoing issue in which I have knowledge about an automobile accident "mis handled" by a police officer with a relatively short time and 'NO' experience or training in motor vehicle crash investigations. Someone I know told me that they were in an automobile accident recently, and after a police officer investigated and filed a report, the accident became a totally different event. For some reason, an OPINION with NO QUALIFICATIONS as to offering an OPINION, let alone a valid reason to show how the accident actually happened has resulted in parties involved to be DENIED insurance reimbursement and unless challenged in court, will result in a REVOKED driver being allowed to drive as she pleases with no regard for others on the road !
The point here is this - With the exception of the North Carolina Highway Patrol and the Jacksonville, NC Police Department, to the best of my research, no other law enforcement agencies are qualified to make an accurate determination as to how an accident happened and which parties are at fault. If someone out there has information to the contrary, and can prove other law enforcement agencies are qualified, please comment here. Otherwise, drivers beware, the police probably are NOT qualified to determine who is at fault in motor vehicle crashes.