Last night at ~7:30pm, I was rear ended while stopped at a light, actually listening to Ryan's "Ride the Lightning" podcast. I was northbound on Figueroa, in the left turn lane to make a left (West) on Olympic Blvd, right outside Staples Center. There was a Kings game and hundreds of people and traffic police were out. I took a few seconds to process what happened, then got out of the car. As soon as I closed my door, the driver that hit me made a U-Turn and headed south on Figueroa. I yelled to the traffic cops, "Stop her, hit and run!!!". It was actually quiet. Everyone heard it and looked. The traffic cops tried to stand in front of her and block her, she drove up on curb and got around them. It was a whole scene. I got back in my car, made the same u-turn, and the traffic cops told me through the window, "She got away, we didn't get a plate, we saw her make a right (West) on Pico, you can catch her". Really. That's what they said. Sigh. Like I'm going to chase someone like that. Damage is minor, I'm OK. I'm so careful about my car. I park far away. I rarely valet. Now this. Could have been worse. These things happen sometimes. I really should have installed my DashCam by now. It's sitting in my garage in a box. Argh... Should I go through my insurance company? That's what they're there for, right?