You guys need an "ask a LEO" sticky thread for general inquiries... :P
I had come home from work and someone was going so fast on our one lane icy road that they smashed into my neighbors parked car and broke their wheel off and stuff. The road was completely blocked with flares up and I was talking to my neighbor (the victim) and a tow truck was 45 minutes out.
The cop was just spinning tires on the ice and burning rubber trying to ram this broken car off the road, so I offered to try and push it with 4WD and he really didn't care either way. So I pushed it around a little and was trying to spin the car when I kind of broke their bumper even more, and then the owner/driver comes up and asks me if I'm going to pay for the damage to her car that I just did, I'm thinking Jesus Christ are you for real? you could have killed someone in our little residential neighborhood. I told her I was helping the police unblock the road, then just drove away slowly and went and parked out back to avoid retaliation.
If you were on the scene of an accident like this would you decline help for worries of damage liability? I didn't care if I tweaked MY bumper or whatever and wouldn't expect anyone to be liable, but how about for the owner of the wrecked car. The cop was scraping it to hell with his bull bar anyway and I figured whats the difference who damages it? Should the owner have been asked "is it ok if this guy fucks up your car even more?" So as a LEO do you take the help or decline it?