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Some right fatherless sons on the road!

Discussion in 'General Automotive Chat' started by tom792, Aug 13, 2011.

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    [Aug 13, 2011]
    Tonight was traveling down a small rural road in a friends car with both mine and his girlfriends in the back. Rain was very hard and the road was quite muddy and slippy. As we break to turn left a crappy old corsa slams on the breaks, slides and skids into the back of us. We were almost stationary as the turn almost doubles back on itself. The woman driving the corsa jumps out as do me and my friend, says nothing to us just checks the damage to her car. We ask after checking on out girlfriends how everyone in the car was, to which we get a reply of " Would be alot better if you hadn't have made us crash into the back of you!". We explain how she should have kept a safe distance and must have seen us breaking, she still believes it if my friends fault. The my friend tries to exchange insurance details and she tells us to do one and gets in her car and drives off. I managed to get her reg and we reported it to the police. Now waiting to see if she is even insured or not. Either way, a true fcuking ass! And people why insurance premiums are so high, because of muppets like these on the road!
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    The power of mobile phone cameras. Used one to good effect on a little issue we had in 2004 when a lorry driver crushed us into railings and wouldnt give details (from a builders called Minsters). We did get a witness though which helped. Lorry driver did try and blame us by saying we had driven into him, but fact the car was squashed on both sides didn't help his case.

    Did she noticeably smell of booze?

    Best of luck resolving it, if they hit the back of you, they are in the wrong, but move fast so any evidence doesnt evaporate!
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    Didn't appear to have been drinking. My mate will be ringing the police today and his insurance company get this all sorted soon hopefully.
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    Leaving the scene of an accident for a start, so she'll be done for that if they can find her. Cut and dried fault wise, she hasn't got a leg to stand on.
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    It's not always cut and dried - what if the friend had just pulled out of a side road on the other side of the road thinking he had time to clear the major road, then got rear ended? Not that it sounds like it in this case, but we're only getting one side. The fact they refused to exchange details is pretty suspect. I carry a cheap old digital camera in my car most of the time to take a few snaps if anything happens... if theft is a potential problem, a £3 disposable camera can do the same job.
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    Then his friend would have been guilty of careless driving, the person who rear ended him would be blameless if the collision was unavoidable (but try and tell insurance companies that. Knock for knock seems the norm now because they don't want to do any work for the hundreds of pounds we each give them every year).
    From the side of the story above, and we have no reason to disbelieve that version, it is cut and dried. If you go into the back of somebody that you are following, then it's your fault, plain and simple.
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    The question is does your mates insurance cover him again'st uninsured drivers?

    I had this happen to me a few years back, i was rear ended in the rain and the young lad that hit me was in shock, he couldn't give me any details as he had just moved in with his brother so didn't have his new address, and had no id on him either or a phone.

    I immediately became suspicious, so i threatened to call the police and he told me he had all his things at home, so i followed him all the way home and he managed to provide me with the correct phone numbers, address details, insurance.

    He was a new driver and clearly scared and in shock so i was nice to him, despite being very angry and pissed off myself but i took control and was firm and calm with the guy, hence the co-operation.
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    Still no feedback from police or his insurance and nope no cover against uninsured drivers. Lots of hassle. Will keep you guys updated
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    the police cant and wont give you there details
    just tell your insurance the reg they will find the reg owner and there insurance company that what the database is for (if insured)
    they wont get done for leaving the scene as they did stop
    happend to my daughter 6 mth ago he got out was pissed he ****ed off and she got his reg police wouldnt do anything as he had stopped
    gave insurance the reg they had his details within a day
    still waiting for the pay out
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    [Sep 7, 2011]
    Should I be involved in such an accident & was uncomfortable or unnerved by the threatening behaviour or agressive attitude of the other driver/passengers I would not be prepared to disclose my identity &/or address details. Take photos and note THEIR car detiils and personal desciptions yes, and then either phone the police or visit a police station soon as. Would witholding my details be regarded as unlawful?
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    not as long as you report it to the police within 24 hours
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    [Sep 12, 2011]
    No insurance, no claim, mate is paying to repair damage himself. Driver of the other car is being charged with driving without valid insurance,driving otherwise than in accordance than in with a license. Not the best result as still going to cost about £900.
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