On Saturday my Sister in Law's husband was walking home from work when a car which was driving recklessly sped over the pavement which was blocking off a dead end, burst a tyre and hit him before traveling a small distance with him holding onto the bonnet. When the car stopped I think he came off the car and was knocked unconscious. Thankfully he has no serious injuries he is just very sore and rather battered and bruised.
Since that night we haven't heard anything from the police but upon my SIL chasing them up they have said something along the lines that the driver has been charged with dangerous driving and been bailed, but basically we'd like to know what happens next as we haven't been told anything and don't know how the process goes.
It seems that the driver would have left the scene if his car was movable and the police who dealt with him that evening said that he wasn't a nice character, was very arrogant and rude to the police and wasn't bothered at all at the fact that he had hurt someone, even though the police and doctors have said he could have very easily been killed if he had gone under the car whilst it was moving. It was quite a young guy in a Fiesta, by the time the police had got there he had 8-10 of his friends hanging around with him - none of whom checked on my SILs husband (his phone was also stolen whilst he was unconscious but we don't know by who). These things lead me to assume that the driver is likely to have some kind of previous convictions which I assume would affect the outcome of this?
The only formal witness (even though it was early evening on a main road) seems to be a 10 year old boy who the police have said they can't use as evidence due to his age.
Any advice would be great, thanks in advance and sorry for the long story - I was just trying to get in all the details.