One aspect of this hit-and-run that is common is the fact that the driver left his plate at the scene. This actually happens a lot in hit-and-run collisions. We have handled at least a half a dozen hit-and-run collisions in which the driver fled the scene leaving his license plate behind. License plate frames tend to break when a car strikes another object causing the license plate to fall off. This has been instrumental in a number of cases to locate and identify the driver. We once had a driver claim the plate was stolen before the hit-and-tun collision occurred, but through investigation we determined that the driver had reported the plate stolen three days after the collision and had purchased a replacement plate the same day.