I had just pulled up at a junction and was waiting to turn right last night when some twatty boy racer drove straight into the side of my car. My car was pushed forwards and down the road a bit, and is a total write off (only 8 days old, can't believe it). The car who hit me was fairly flying even though the road had a 30mph speed limit. He drove on down a bit and crashed into a fence, I'd say his car's a write off too. Loads of witnesses approached me and said they would hang around for the police, they said they seen it all, he was speeding and lost control and hit me. One of them came up to the ambulance before he left and told me not to worry, him and his friends had seen it all and it most definitely was not my fault.
The police have just phoned me, and they want me to go in for an interview next week, and now I'm really scared. I'm not certain about anything that happened. Hubby says just to tell them what I think happened but not to say I'm not sure or I don't know, just tell them how I remember it and state it as fact.
I asked if I needed a solicitor and they said they could not advise me one way or the other, but it's my right to have a solicitor if I want one.
I'm in pain, and my mobility is affected as I can't use my walking sticks now because my neck and shoulder hurt too much. I'm so worried that they'll say it was partly my fault, although I don't think I was too far out I'm worried I may have been. I'm worried I'll get points on my licence, or even lose it.
Can anyone please advise me what to do?
The police have just phoned me, I have to go in for an interview tomorrow at 2pm, and bring my insurance documents, driving licence etc.
The good news is that the policeman said that as it stands I have nothing to worry about at this stage, so I think that sounds good
He said I was very lucky to be relatively uninjured as it was such a serious collision, as I was stationary I take this to be a fairly good indication that they know what speed the other driver was doing, and it was excessive.
I'm so relieved, I've hardly been able to sleep since last week for worrying about this. Thanks again to everyone for the advice and kind wishes x
Thanks again to everyone who gave helpful advice.
I got a letter from the PPS to say I am not being prosecuted. I phoned to find out if any action was being taken against the other party. The PPS said that the other driver is being done for driving without due care and attention, and also for driving with defective tyres. Apparently his tyres were bald, so that's probably part of the reason he lost control. I just hope he doesn't appeal so I don;t have to go to court, but I imagine that there is no way he can argue with bald tyres.