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Hello Everyone

 

I'm new to this site, trying to find my way around,

can anyone tell me where upto date threads for car accidents.

 

My daughter was hit by a car on her way to work yesterday - the driver said she was too busy to deal with it as she was in a hurry to go shopping and left her injured crying and confused.

 

My daughter was walking to work, she is a type 1 diabetic l

uckily for her the force of the impact went through her bag although she could not walk properly as her hip is injured.

 

All her pen injections were broken - along with her glucose reading meter,

 

i spent most of yesterday trying to get new pen injections as her blood glucose levels steadily rose throughout the day.

 

My daughter was so in shock she only managed to get the drivers plate - I contacted police,

 

my issue is when we got back from the hospital, I had to wait for police who came took a statement,

when i left to sort my daughters injections - the police came back and got my daughter to sign for £60 the car driver gave to my daughter,

my daughter was confused and high due ti not being able to give her self insulin.

 

I'm so angry with the driver and police as they told my daughter she was elderly and crying.

 

What of my daughter who this woman left in the dark cold damp morning injured to go shopping, if this was a young male they would react differently.

 

My question is

 

do I now use a claims company to help do I make a direct complaint to police as we want this taken further

 

I also want the police to give back the £60 to the driver - we dont want hush money.

 

sorry if I ve posted in the wrong place but so need some advice

 

still upset about my daughter who is off work having nightmares last night and very sore and stiff today.

 

Thanks Hopeful50

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Hello and welcome to CAG. I'm sorry to hear about your problems.

 

I'm not sure which would be the best forum for your query, so have asked for views from other site team members. Someone will be along to move this to where you should get help.

 

My best, HB


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Thanks I will know my way around in time . hopeful50

 

Well I don't know either, so that's two of us. :)

 

Thank you for editing your post a bit, it will be helpful. I've also edited the title to make it a bit clearer what you're asking.

 

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Did the Police say that they were going to take any action against the driver? If not, did they give you a reason for not pursuing it?

 

Did your daughter require medical treatment (for the injury, not her diabetes)?

 

I hope your daughter is feeling better - I once had a very similar experience, and although I wasn't badly hurt I was shaken up for days.


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The police said it would take weeks and very little else the WPC was very young. But I get the feeling they are trying to COPS this and are using the £60 as the restorative justice this avoids paperwork for them also they are suppose to asked the victim not just assume this is ok to do. Her hip back and neck are injured jarred and sore, she was taken to hospital and given pain killers they did say she would get worse before she got better. Thanks

 

She had nightmares last night so yes very shook up I can understand why you would be shaken up very frightening.

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This sounds extremely odd. The police acting as a go between and giving your daughter £60 from the driver... particularly as on the face of it offences of failing to stop & failing to report an accident had occurred. I wonder who the old dear driving is related to?


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Hmm. I'm not at all sure that the Police are allowed to say "She gave her £60, lets call it quits" - that doesn't feel right to me at all.

 

Could you tell us a little bit about how the accident happened? For example, how fast the car was travelling (I'm assuming not at speed), whether the drivers/your daughter's view of the road could have been obstructed etc. Were there any witnesses?

 

I'm afraid I'm not much cop when it comes to this area of the law, but if we can get as much information as possible down here it will help those who are able to give you good advice.

 

I'm glad that nothing was broken or seriously injured. It's a horrible experience to have.


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I've moved the thread into the Motoring Offences forum.


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My daughter said it was dark she was walking through the car park to the nursery, she could see the lights behind her as they shone on her legs she said she knew she was going to be hit. The woman swerved for some reason off the road and hit my daughter on her left side with the right side of the car, nearly went full circle if you can understand what I mean. Allthough it seems odd as they way the driver swerved there was no where to go but into parked cars, the driver said to my daughter it was dark although it does not explain how she managed to go full circle and hit my daughter on her left side facing away from the road through the car park, does that make sense. It was on co-op land and my daughter works at there nursery. I really don't understand this go between either it's confusing of the police.

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Hello again.

 

I wonder if there would be any CCTV footage of the car park?

 

HB


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Just for clarification, did the lady give your daughter the money at the scene or did the Police hand it it to her? If the Police gave her the money, there's something very weird indeed going on here.


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I'm not sure about CCTV but the lady gave the money to the police who passed it on to my daughter, I have just returned from the doctors with my daughter she had a really bad night, they say she has cracked ribs, I can't quite get my head around whats happening. My husband is talking to police where he works they say who ever this police officer is can't do this as with all road incidents it has to go through traffic offenses and can not be solved with a £60 payout.

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So now have we got leaving the scene of an accident by the driver in question?

 

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yes the lady left the scene of the accident, my daughter said she kept saying to the woman "you have hit me, you have hurt me, help me" the lady just kept saying she was in a rush what did she think she could do then proceeded to go shopping into the co-op store my daughter said she watched her as she leant on the cars to keep her balance as her work was very close by.

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hopeful50 check your private messages.

 

I would be tempted to make a complaint to your local constabulary as this has definitely not been handled correctly by the officer involved.


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Completely bizarre. Are you 100% certain that the person who attended your house was a Police Officer? Did she offer you ID?

 

I just find it incomprehensible that an officer would ever accept money from a potential offender for any reason, let alone to hand it to the victim of an accident in order for the potential offender to avoid prosecution. If you're certain that it was a Police Officer who attended your house, I really think you need to speak to someone senior at your local Police Station about this - it seems highly unusual and very likely illegal to me.

 

Admins, is it worth asking Old Bill to look at this thread?


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Ok this is a serious one.

 

You need to report this officially to the police. Go to your nearest police station with any documentation from the hospital and ask to speak to the duty sergeant. Your daughter will need to make a complaint of failing to stop after an accident. You will also need the details of the driver so you can pursue an potential injury claim via her insurers.

 

You will also need to make a complaint against the police officer who handed you the £60 because I believe he/she has possibly committed an offence here.

 

Please keep us informed as this is interesting to put it mildly.

 

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Completely bizarre. Are you 100% certain that the person who attended your house was a Police Officer? Did she offer you ID?

 

I just find it incomprehensible that an officer would ever accept money from a potential offender for any reason, let alone to hand it to the victim of an accident in order for the potential offender to avoid prosecution. If you're certain that it was a Police Officer who attended your house, I really think you need to speak to someone senior at your local Police Station about this - it seems highly unusual and very likely illegal to me.

 

Admins, is it worth asking Old Bill to look at this thread?

 

Its called perverting the course of justice.

 

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Well, yeah...exactly! That's why I'm wondering if it's a legit P.O...if it is, they must have taken leave of their senses. Completely agree that this is going to be interesting.


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Hi, my husband contacted police via work, they seemed as confused as we are, they just said a police officer is visiting us today. I presume with some sought of explanation, I will update you all on the outcome. I must admit I have never experienced anything quite like it, I intend to give the money back as my daughter does not want it, she is only 21 and diabetic she just feels very crushed and shocked by the drivers reaction particularly as she would not help when my daughter begged her to. thanks all for listening I'm hoping this will be resolved sooner than later.

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You need more than an explanation. There are two serious issues here 1) The driver has committed an offence of failing to stop after an accident and as such you need a crime number. 2) The 'police officer' who handed your daughter the money on behalf of the driver has also committed an offence of either assisting an offender or perverting the course of justice or possibly both. The newspapers would have a field day with this one!

 

Your most important concern is the welfare of your daughter obviously, so you should be looking at making an injury claim against the other driver. You may want to consult a solicitor who specialises in such matters. In fact, under the circumstances, I would be inclined to do that BEFORE speaking to the police.

 

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Hi, the police have informed us they are seeking a prosecution, but because the driver hit my daughter on private land co-ops then it changes the outcome, it comes under a different definition as there is no clear boundary between the road and car park spaces. The driver did speed onto the marked carpark spaces from the road, this is how she hit my daughter on the left side furthest from the road. At least the police are taking it seriously now and they will give the money back to the driver. I suppose next step is a claim.

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Hi, the police have informed us they are seeking a prosecution, but because the driver hit my daughter on private land co-ops then it changes the outcome, it comes under a different definition as there is no clear boundary between the road and car park spaces. The driver did speed onto the marked carpark spaces from the road, this is how she hit my daughter on the left side furthest from the road. At least the police are taking it seriously now and they will give the money back to the driver. I suppose next step is a claim.

 

It gets better! The road traffic act applies to any land (private or otherwise) where there is unrestricted public access so the offence (and outcome) will be the same, especially as someone was injured. You really do need to speak to a solicitor.

 

What was the outcome about the actions of the police officer?

 

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The advice I offer will be based on the information given by the person needing it. All my advice is based on my experiences and knowledge gained in working in the motor and passenger transport industries in various capacities. Although my advice will always be sincere, it should be used as guidence only.

 

I would always urge to seek face to face professional advice for clarification prior to taking any action.

 

Please click my reputation 'star' button at the bottom of my profile window on the left if you found my advice useful.


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I would always urge to seek face to face professional advice for clarification prior to taking any action.

 

Please click my reputation 'star' button at the bottom of my profile window on the left if you found my advice useful.

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yes I think your right we are going to get professional advise, I can't see any distinction between private/public land as its a criminal act either way. The outcome for police officer I'm unsure of yet other than the fact she wants to speak to us again, I presume tomorrow.

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