How often is a hit-and-run driver found?

Do police find hit-and-run drivers? My 2021 Mercedes-Benz was involved in a hit-and-run a few weeks ago. My insurance policy fully covered my car but just thinking about it still makes me mad!

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Shannon Martin
Answered on Jul 06, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
“The police will attempt to find who hit your car, but the statistics aren’t in your favor.
Only about 10% of hit and run accidents get solved. To find the driver, the police will use:
  • Eyewitness reports
  • Surveillance cameras
  • Pictures from the scene
  • Social media
Even though your car was repaired, it is very frustrating to have had that happen. And even though you weren’t at fault, your car insurance may go up.”
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