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Question What would you do?

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Soximus, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Soximus

    Soximus Busy Member

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    So here's the story...:rolleyes:

    Driving along on my way to take the dog for a walk at lunch time when an old lady driver pulls out from a side road and into the path of my car.:eek:

    I brake hard but she is still coming in from the side and I don't think the car is going to stop soon enough so I start to move to the left and towards the kerb which the front left wheel hits and blows the tyre...:(

    The old lady gives me a look and then I pull away (thinking their is no car damage at this point), 3 yards later the rumbling tells me different so I indicate and pull over expecting her to do that same....no...she justs drives straight past not even daring to look at me.

    So what do/can I do now? I have the number plate. What would you guys/gals do?
     
  2. JD

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    Highway code states,

    You should not pull out in front of another veihicle, that would cause them to slow down or brake.

    But your be lucky if the old dear even remembers doing it, selective memory comes with old age.
     
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    It sounds like you've had a small colision and unfortunately the thing you collided with isn't liable for your costs... I may well be wrong but I doubt you have any claim whatsoever against the other driver even though her actions prompted yours, crappy but I suspect it may be so.:(
     
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    Not a lot.....put it down to one of lifes expierences
     
  5. Soximus

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    I thought about that...but tbh I am beginning to get fed up losing money for these little experiences.
     
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    Lots of big pot holes about :D Not that I'm suggesting anything.
     
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    Unless you've have a witness who can confirm what happened there's nothing you can do really,even with a witness it would be difficult to prove she was at fault,I doubt if she'd admit to it or she'd have stopped when it happened.She'd probably argue that you were travelling to fast which caused you to take the action you did. If it's just a question of replacing the tyre and there's no damage to the wheel or suspension it's not worth claiming of your insurance,assuming your fully comp, and your insurance company wouldn't be interested in trying to recover the cost from her insurance co without an independent witness.Looks like one of those annoying incidents that cost you money and it's not your fault
     
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  8. Soximus

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    Don't get me started on those....the pot hole season is well upon us again....
     
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    You need photographic evidence and you have to prove that the counsel were aware of the pot hole for a certain length of time before it happened.
     
  10. Soximus

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    Only today (on my way to the incident of the initial post) I past a highways wagon which had just place a lovely, shiny new sign in a pot hole that cost me £400 worth of damage last year.

    What angered me most about this was that the repair they had done (which took about 8 weeks from when the pot hole was potentially lethal in my opinion) has lasted 10 months and now needs doing again.

    When I was a kid I remember roads were repaired and lasted for 10-15 years....there are still some where my parents live that were done when I was about 10 years old and the original repair is still there today and I'm now 48 :eek:
     
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    the daft old bint caused you to take avoiding action, she caused the accident so is at fault, take he reg number to the nearest cop shop and report her, they will pay her a visit and get her insurance details, been there done that.
     
  12. Soximus

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    Update:

    Have called the boys in blue who say it is classed as an RTA and she is guilty of failing to stop....so the RT boys will be paying her a visit in due course and I now have an incident number which.......I can use on a form from DVLA to request the vehicle owner details.

    So I will do this and when I get them send her a request for payment of the invoice for the replacement tyre. If she refuses I will then issue a county court claim to recover the costs.

    Hopefully if the boys in blue have paid her a visit then she will just pay the bill......
     

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