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      02-20-2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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Angry Failure to stop

The Mrs was in Leeds, stuck in stationary traffic. Dry roads, no ice and some feckwit decided to drive into the back of her.

She got out and asked the 'lady' in question to move onto a side road to inspect the damage. When she pointed out a crack in the Mini's bumper, both the driver and male passenger became aggressive and intimidating. 'Can't be any damage 'cos there's none to ours' was one line, despite the fact that their chav mobile was all knackered up anyway.

Luckily she kept her cool and memorised the number plate, which is just as well 'cos when insurance was mentioned he told his wife/girlfriend to drive off.

She's reported the incident to the police who have told her that the car does have insurance and that it will be failure to stop if the accident isn't reported. she's only just got it back after having the suspension repaired after the car slid on black ice and hit a kerb on our estate, so she's not best pleased. There really are some absolute F"*@%$s out there. Just glad they weren't even more aggressive than they were.
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Sorry to hear that rockit mate - hope the misswah is not too shook up about it - you are right tho.....just too many idiots cluttering up our roads nowadays.

Not good how the innocent honest motorist comes off worse.....yet again
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There are some f**kwits out there, glad the missus is ok and had the presence of mind to remember the plate..
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Cheers guys. She was a bit shaken up, but now she's just damned angry.
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Cheers guys. She was a bit shaken up, but now she's just damned angry.
Well she got the buggers details ... so the police can now be involved and hopefully they will be prosecuted.

Good work I'd say.
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Very well done on your wife staying calm and remembering the licence plate.

Let's hope the police catch the buggers...
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I hate wankers like this. They need sorting out. Hope ya miswah gets paid out soon mate!
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Pleased your wife is ok RockIt, it's bloody annoying though. Who do these idiots think they are! Hope you manage to get somewhere with this.

Don't suppose there were any witnesses?
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shoot to kill i say
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This happened to my ex, although when we went to the police, they weren't very helpful.

They queried the incident with the registered keeper, who denied all knowledge. The police said it was our word vs theirs. The insurer appointed a third-party accident investigator, who couldn't get anywhere either.

So in the end our insurer gave up pursuing them and it was registered as a non-fault claim

Just seems that if you're not the sort who does "the right thing", you can end up getting away with anything
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Have the Mrs. examined by a physician, even it it seemed to be a light tap. The last thing she needs is a neck problem cropping up a year from now. Best of luck all around.
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This happened to my ex, although when we went to the police, they weren't very helpful.

They queried the incident with the registered keeper, who denied all knowledge. The police said it was our word vs theirs. The insurer appointed a third-party accident investigator, who couldn't get anywhere either.

So in the end our insurer gave up pursuing them and it was registered as a non-fault claim

Just seems that if you're not the sort who does "the right thing", you can end up getting away with anything
I couldnt agree more !!

Same happend to me some years ago, someone knocked my wing mirrror clean off, I chased after them and they wouldnt stop

Reported to the Police, interviewed the driver, my word against their's
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Not had the experience of a hit and run. But i'd be damn annoyed if it's some chav in a rust bucket.

I think BMW Individual should do a night vision capable recording system for front and rear screens.
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I got bumped up the rear in my Brand new 350.

Guy gave a false name, and address and the plate was stolen.

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shoot to kill i say
A policy not without merit..... Sub human scum....

Rockit - well done to your Mrs and hope you have more luck with the Police than I did with a DNS a few years back.
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I got bumped up the rear in my Brand new 350.

Guy gave a false name, and address and the plate was stolen.

.......... .. ..... ...... ..... .. ........ ...

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I was involved in a collision where one of the drivers showed me his license and showed the other party a different license with the same picture but different names and addresses. He later threatened to sue me for bodily injury.
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Sorry to hear this. There are some undesireables out there...
can check insurance status via http://askmid.co.uk -- very useful
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Sorry to hear this. There are some undesireables out there...
can check insurance status via http://askmid.co.uk -- very useful
The first thing I checked after I got hit.
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Get your other half down to the hospital with neck pain, if there`s an injury the police will take it a lot more seriously.
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Yikes, sorry to hear this. Mrs RockIt did well by keeping calm, given the circumstances. Hope it all gets resolved and they catch the b@$t@*d$.
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Thanks for all the replies and concern guys. Can't post at work any more , so not able to respond as quickly as I would like to various comments.

Anyway, upshot is that we're waiting to hear from the police. She did have some neck and back pain the day after, but would not go to the doctor despite my urging. Said she felt better the following day , even though I recommended a doc. Oh well.
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Thanks for all the replies and concern guys. Can't post at work any more , so not able to respond as quickly as I would like to various comments.

Anyway, upshot is that we're waiting to hear from the police. She did have some neck and back pain the day after, but would not go to the doctor despite my urging. Said she felt better the following day , even though I recommended a doc. Oh well.

SHE MUST see a doctor, even if she does not want to claim for injury. Its all logged that way, what date what injury so if anything did develop it can be traced back to the accident ready to claim for compensation if the neck got bad.
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