Forum Rider Down and/or notification of minor incidents

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  • Thanks Oliver, informative as always.

    He went to hospital in an ambulance for X-rays, not sure whether it's worth booking a GP appointment as well. The only broken bone was a rib which can't be treated. Got a pretty impressive bruise on his hip (he's anxious to point out the swelling is mainly from the crash not cake).

    In the accident thread it's mentioned to push for a prosecution. To my mind it's very clear which party is at fault but obviously the police don't seem to see it that way. Is this something I should chase up with the police?

    Will look into the CTC, I'm a British Cycling member and I think they offer something similar

  • Good to hear your dad was checked out and hope that there's nothing lasting.

    In the accident thread it's mentioned to push for a prosecution. To my mind it's very clear which party is at fault but obviously the police don't seem to see it that way. Is this something I should chase up with the police?

    I'm afraid I couldn't give you good advice on that. More legal types will know; whether a prosecution can be successful will of course depend on the quality of the evidence, e.g. if there are witnesses. I've never myself been involved in any kind of post-crash action. I just know from lots of reports that things can easily fall under the table and be forgotten about. Your dad is clearly entitled to compensation, and the driver's insurers should pay that. There may be early warning signs as to whether it's worth lawyering up. For the time being, the operative assumption, tinged with a note of caution, should be that the driver will act in good faith, but it's often happened, judging from reports, that they reconsider after a short interval, usually a week or two. It's often shown itself not to be easy, so I hope it doesn't come to that in his case.

    Also, tell your dad to pull the other one, that clearly looks like a cake swelling to me. :)

  • From talking to them it doesn't seem like they want to do anything the easy way but time will tell. I will pass the message on!

  • If you are a BC member you should contact them and they should refer you to their legal partners, Leigh Day.

    I had a similar accident nearly 5 years ago, only this was someone opening a car door as I passed. They got upset and aggressive with me, claiming it was my fault and were annoyed I'd called the police and an ambulance (had a fractured sternum). Leigh Day were fantastic, dealt with everything and I was compensated for the damage to my bike and for my injuries.

  • Unfortunately it wasn't me injured, and he's not a member. Leigh Day are on my list to contact though, cheers

  • I’d still speak to BC. They might have some kind of referral scheme for relatives of members.

  • Just got my card out and it expired last month, d'oh. Probably why they emailed me about 50 times reminding me. Will get in touch anyway

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