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My sister was involved in a RTA at a roundabout. Car behind her crashed into her. Driver refused to give hardly any details apart from car reg and mobile number. I read in a previous thread that … Read More
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
My sister was involved in a RTA at a roundabout. Car behind her crashed into her. Driver refused to give hardly any details apart from car reg and mobile number.

I read in a previous thread that there is a website that you can check a car reg on and get some details. Can anyone point me to that thread or the website I am looking for.

Thanks in advance. Before anyone asks why my sister didn't push for details, she was in shock as kids in car and she is partially deaf so has no confidence in these situations. The other driver was female and had a male passenger who my sister felt intimidated by! It was the male who did all the talking.
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Phone insurance company/police and they'll handle things
#2
askmid.com - will tell you if theres insurance for the vehicle but if you want details of the insurer, its £3.50. Might as well let your sisters insurer search for you
#3
could be one of those scams where the car behind deliberately creates the crash to claim for injuries.
banned#4
barky
could be one of those scams where the car behind deliberately creates the crash to claim for injuries.


Thats not quite how it works brah...
#5
WEASLE666
askmid.com - will tell you if theres insurance for the vehicle but if you want details of the insurer, its £3.50. Might as well let your sisters insurer search for you


Thought it was free have used the service before for free
#6
I agree with choc1969 but the DVLA will release details for £2.50 as long as you have reasonable cause to request the information.

The following link explains reasonable cause and one of them is involvement in a minor accident:
http:[email protected][email protected][email protected]/documents/digitalasset/dg_186411.pdf


You need to fill out form V888 to request info, here is a link:
http:[email protected][email protected][email protected]/documents/digitalasset/dg_065303.pdf

Hope your sister and kids are OK and over the shock. If she ever finds herself in an intimidating situation again she really should just call the police but it's easy to say after the event!

Hope this helps.
#7
if they gone into back of her its there fault let insurance deal with it thats what they there for :)
#8
PaulDoc666
I agree with choc1969 but the DVLA will release details for £2.50 as long as you have reasonable cause to request the information.

The following link explains reasonable cause and one of them is involvement in a minor accident:
[url=%0Ahttp://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/dg_digitalassets/]
http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/dg_digitalassets/[/url]@[email protected][email protected]/documents/digitalasset/dg_186411.pdf


You need to fill out form V888 to request info, here is a link:
[url=%0Ahttp://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/dg_digitalassets/]
http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/dg_digitalassets/[/url]@[email protected][email protected]/documents/digitalasset/dg_065303.pdf

Hope your sister and kids are OK and over the shock. If she ever finds herself in an intimidating situation again she really should just call the police but it's easy to say after the event!

Hope this helps.


Good info you provided there didn't even know you could do that
#9
Borat
PaulDoc666
I agree with choc1969 but the DVLA will release details for £2.50 as long as you have reasonable cause to request the information.The following link explains reasonable cause and one of them is involvement in a minor accident:[url=%0Ahttp://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/dg_digitalassets/][/url]http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/dg_digitalassets/@[email protected][email protected]/documents/digitalasset/dg_186411.pdfYou need to fill out form V888 to request info, here is a link:[url=%0Ahttp://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/dg_digitalassets/][/url]http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/dg_digitalassets/@[email protected][email protected]/documents/digitalasset/dg_065303.pdfHope your sister and kids are OK and over the shock. If she ever finds herself in an intimidating situation again she really should just call the police but it's easy to say after the event!Hope this helps.
Good info you provided there didn't even know you could do that
That's what these forums are all about - sharing what you know. I've been waiting years for someone to ask!!
#10
did you get the drivers name?
possibly not insured ?? if you give description to police along with VRN and phone number -then they can follow it up - also tell them about the intimidation tactics from the fella....
#11
http://www.askmid.co.uk/ownvehicle/
this is the site recommended to me.
the link is the page where you enter the car reg
#12
Thank you for all the advice. My sister reported it at the police station and has informed her insurance company. Would rather not phone the number because she hardly uses the phone because of her deafness and would rather not risk any abuse over the phone. Leaving it to the police and insurance company.

I was being curious more than anything. The links are handy to have.

She's still got back pain so is going to get checked over by her GP in the morning to be on the safe side as she has a little one who still likes being picked up every now and then.

Again...thank you.
#13
fern37
Thank you for all the advice. My sister reported it at the police station and has informed her insurance company. Would rather not phone the number because she hardly uses the phone because of her deafness and would rather not risk any abuse over the phone. Leaving it to the police and insurance company.

I was going to say to make sure the police are informed so it's good to see that's covered, if it does turn out there's any problem with the driver identity or insurance they can chase that down. It's up to her insurance company to chase down the other driver's insurance although I'd recommend your sister write down as much detail about the accident as possible while it's still reasonably fresh in her mind as small details could be important later.

John
#14
Surely if it was a bump from behind she would have called an ambulance to check if her kids were ok? just to be on the safe side
#15
There can't be anyway surely of just using a business orientated website available to any member of the public to get details of the owner of a car? You would have anyone finding the home addresses of police officers, the guy you hate in the shop that sold you a duff product or the woman tv presenter you want to stalk! :) I would guess you just get a simple yes or no as to whether the car is insured, maybe who with?

I thought by law you had to present certain details in an accident, names, addresses and insurance details. if people don't, I think you can call the police to the scene - or maybe that is only if it is an injury RTC. In this instance I can imagine the thought of her kids and the intimidating guy plus her disability just made things more difficult to be completely logical. I would call the mobile, see what the reaction is, and then take it to the police if there is no joy.

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