I got knocked off in Chorlton on the way home last night when this bloke opened a car door into the bike lane and I went straight over the top of it and into the middle of the road.
I’m not sure if I should report the accident to the police.
Bike and clothing are fine...small scuff on saddle and glove but hardly anything.
I’m quite sore today...shoulder, hand and wrist are a bit painful but I have full movement and am in work
The guy was genuinely very sorry, gave me all his details and said if I get home and find any damage I could call him and he’d sort me out. He was foreign and his card is for his own (UK) painting and decorating business. He looked like he’d just been doing that as well. When I said I should report it to the police, he said he would prefer not to get the insurance involved and would sort me out with cash (then went and got his business card). He seemed genuine and apologised so much I started feeling sorry for him by the end.
Everyone in the office is telling me to report it to the police and to cause an incident like this with a car door is an offence, but there is nothing to claim and I don’t want to get this bloke done. I suppose the problem would be if my wrist gets worse and I need to take time off.
What do u all think?