It would have been a great idea to pull the key. Someone running up and yanking the door open would have been very frightening to the occupants though, motives blur when mixed with extreme emotion and fear. What is happening vs what appears to be happening, vs what different people THINK is happening... very different perceptions depending on where you stand.
How unfortunate, all of it. ALL of it.
"allegedly tapped by the SUV" - Tapped? oh kay... or rear-ended, hit from behind, whatever you want to call it.
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