Just clicked on page one accidently. This thread is almost a month old. That's bloody ridiculous. Time for the OP to go back to the Guards and find out what the hell is going on methinks.
Either the other driver had insurance or she doesn't. The Guard either filled out a form saying she did or she didn't. If she isn't there, on holiday etc etc go to her supervisor. Surely he/she can look up the case number and see what is going on with it.
What is the harm in that? Surely it won't be the first time that someone has gone in there to try to get a move on on things. What is the Ban Guarda going to do when she finds out the OP has been in? Organize a hit on him? Call Revenue and have him "investigated". I don't think so.
The sooner this crap goes on, the sooner Scumbag Slugface (sorry, I've forgotten what name we have officially christened her) gets her comeupance.
I just can't believe this is happening. In the States, your car insurance details are linked in with your cars license plate number, your Social Security number and your driving license in one giant police data base. If the cops are called to the scene of an accident ( or if they are informed of it after the fact) they can find out in 30 seconds the names and addresses of all parties involved, who has has insurance, the name of the insurance company and the policy number. Does that not happen here? This taking your paperwork into a police station malarky seems very antiquated.
A few years ago in the US, I had a similar situ to the OP. My car was hit in a car park by someone who then took off. Luckily a co worker of mine saw it happen and called the cops. When they came, he took statements off both of us & called back to base to get the name and address of the other driver.
He gave me a police report number to quote and said a full copy of the police report would be ready for me to pick up in 3 days. Then he took off to go over to her house to arrest her for leaving the scene of an accident. In I went on Day 3. My guy was off duty, so a colleague of his was able to print the police report off for me. It clearly stated that Driver X was seen hitting my car by Witness Y before driving away. No need for any CCTV footage.
I was then able to file a claim for the incident with the other persons insurance company. Turns out I didn't even need to go in and get the hard copy of the report. The insurance company could have gotten it themselves once I gave them the number of it. Anyway, I got a check in the post for the estimated cost of repairs a few days later. All done and dusted in less than a week. Why on earth is that not happening here when the technology makes it so easy?
( PS Can I have Sandra Bullock play me in the movie of this thread? Pretty, pretty please?