Hit by a car this morning, and its going to be interesting….
Near side bumper corner if anything but it was a light clatter really
My front wheel is fubar though. It won’t true up properly.
My first road bike too. 2 weeks and 2 days old.
You need their insurance details from the police, take it up with them and you will get contact/accident recorded on insurance at least. If nothing else you might just wipe out their NCB.Posted 4 years agomrelectricSubscriber
Well I waited at the roundabout and followed him to work this morningPosted 4 years ago
I asked for his details but he refused to provide them, even when I told him I’d already been to the cops
There was a bit of an argument, I won’t deny it. But I don’t think I swore at him. Hopefully I’ve rattled his cage though.singletrackmindMember
Be nice to be waiting there on Monday morning with a policeman wouldn’t it.
I take it you have informed the Police of his whereabouts , and the fact this isn’t going to fizzle out?
Did you get a pic of his bumper? Might not even be damaged , doesnt take much to bend a road bike wheel
So , You have a choice of hit and run , failing to stop , leaving the scene of an accident, failing to report an accident, failing to leave insurance details after an accident. Bet you a pint the Police do FA though.Posted 4 years agoWorldClassAccidentMember
Hi Pete – haven’t had time to read the whole thread so sorry if duplicating but …
If this was at morning rush hour then the chances are he was a commuter doing his normal morning run. He will probably do it again around the same time every morning.
If you get the time then turn up 1/2 an hour before the time of the hit and run and wait to see if he drives past. You can then photo him and the car and although I don’t condone violence you could either own him with a set of bombers or wee in his shoesPosted 4 years agorobdobMember
Good effort following him to work but Im not sure I would have been able to show as much constraint !!
Knowing my brother well I also don’t know how he managed to keep his cool! It’s always easier when you can plan what to say in advance and know that losing your cool will only set your case back anyway. I wasn’t very nice to the guy who hit me last year when it happened.Posted 4 years agodannyhMember
Glad to hear you’re OK.
There’s one near me – a woman in a white beemer with a personalised number plate. She’s nearly had me three times (twice while I was cycling, once while I was driving).
Happily I also saw her go into her (massive, gated) private driveway a couple of weeks back, so I know where they live.
I was toying with the idea of putting up a couple of signs by the roadside (like people do for birthdays or to advertise open days). Just the reg number and then a few words of advice like “you drive irresponsibly and are going to cause an accident”.
I’ve always thought it would be interesting what would happen if there was then an accident and enough people had seen the signs.Posted 4 years ago
Knowing my brother well I also don’t know how he managed to keep his cool
Well…. Like I said. I don’t THINK I swore at him but he’s a pompous prick and there was an argument. I was livid to be fair. He’s not denied hitting me but says (as he would) that its my fault. Remember he hit the SIDE of me though not me the side of him.
Someone else came out of the office, so I suggested that if he was his boss he should sort his employee out. Neither of them were expecting an irate midlander in their face with their morning fag, I can assure you.
I’ll go back to the cops later with my new info.Posted 4 years agorocketMember
Am I the only one who thinks OPs done himself no favours following the guy to work and having a barny with him? Totally understand why (hope you got picks of damage to his car), but in the unlikely event the old bill do follow this up, the OP is open to all sorts of allegations of harrasment and intimidation which will weaken his position, and the guy DOES have witnesses. Obviously the guy is a complete tool and should be shown the error of his ways for the rest of us on 2 wheels, but I’d have followed due process first giving the police as much info as possible. Then, if that doesn’t work, feel free to pursue ‘other options’…Posted 4 years ago
Nah, he was just “attempting to contact the gentleman directly to give him a second opportunity to pass on his insurance details and to remind him of his legal obligation to report the accident to the police”.
Surely it is only harassment/intimidation if he does it repeatedly or starts making threats.Posted 4 years agobillybouldersMember
I think PP will be ok for following him to work. Something along the lines of “by sheer coincidence I saw the same car on my way in the next day (not unlikely, they both travel to work by the same route at the same time) I need my wheel replaced so I followed him until he stopped as I need his insurance details to claim for the wheel – unfortunately he refused to give them to me” should cover it.Posted 4 years agoeoghanMember
Expect nothing from plod
Went to plod. Filled in 36 page (no, really) accident report. Car was not insured. Car was on SORN. He had failed to stop.
Plod called on him and he said he hadn’t been anywhere. Plod said they could do no more as there were no witnesses. Photos don’t count.
So, apart from filling in a 36 page form, checking the driver’s insurance, and going and speaking to him, they’ve been utterly bone idle.
What have the Romans ever done for us?Posted 4 years ago
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