hemo wrote:Surely it is a reportable accident not only did the driver have Kwackers off his bike but a hit and run as well.
Police should have at least cautioned the driver for driving with undue care and attention though guess it depends on the force and whether they can be bothered, they at least should be able to give insurer details to make a claim against the driver direct via her insurers.
To be fair she stopped on the other side of the junction so I had to carry my damaged bike over the road to speak to her.
The police were to be honest frankly useless.
I told them I had a camera (she claims she also had a camera as part of her insistence I was to blame), the police didn't take a witness statement from me nor ask about the camera footage and it became obvious when the policeman in question was giving me "advice" whilst I was sat in the ambulance that initially he thought I'd come through the lights from her left!
He was diplomatic but there's no doubt in my mind he thought my road positioning was at least partly to blame and he repeatedly said I should "keep left". I rather got the impression that by saying there'd be no charges he thought he was doing me a favour! I'd have been really interested to have heard the conversation between him and the driver.
It's a wide road but by the time the right hand filter lane has been added at the lights there's no way a bike and a car can fit into a single lane and that's before you take into account the possibility of a left hook.