thelawnet wrote:pete75 wrote:boris wrote:A couple of years ago a rider went home alone from the club run and was left for dead unconscious with fractures by a silver hatchback just north of mansfield.No witnesses to the moment of collision. As I understand it no attempt at all was made to find the driver or car.
I was only a bit surprised by that until reading this thread and finding that it can be done if you want to.
And here SI is the evidence you wanted that Notts police have taken no action when a similar thing has happened to a non police cyclist. Most of us don't live in Notts so have given examples from our own areas though It'd be somewhat astonishing if forces across the country reacted to hit and run accidents in very different ways - they are enforcing the same laws.
The difference perhaps is that there are good grounds for supposing this case is closer to attempted murder than a simple hit and run.
A "simple hit and run" can have quite serious consequences for the person hit - serious injury, permanent disability or even death and should merit police action. If there is none it says to potential runners "drive off you hit a cyclist/pedestrian and there are no witnesses - there'll be no adverse consequences because the police will not investigate".