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does anyone know the consequences of fleeing a scene of a crash not actually hitting anyone or injuring anyone let me paint the picture driver drives along merrily, swerves hits a bollard , car… Read More
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
does anyone know the consequences of fleeing a scene of a crash
not actually hitting anyone or injuring anyone

let me paint the picture

driver drives along merrily, swerves hits a bollard , car flips and crashes and come to a stand still, driver panics and flees

anyone have info or could point me to some websites with the relevant info would be great
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
who's been a naughty boy then?

Oh, and yeah, all accidents are reportable.

You're in trouble!
#2
grex9101;4442911
who's been a naughty boy then?

Oh, and yeah, all accidents are reportable.

You're in trouble!


that's what i was thinking lol
#4
Police will get your car shifted and stored. They will charge you for this and then the council will charge you the cost of the bollard
#6
T80 Ble
#7
Wave goodbye to your license.
banned#8
enjoy the porridge
#9
i would go and say you banged your head in the crash, think you were concussed, apologise a lot and do it as soon as possible - you'll have some fees but they should take into account the fact that you were badly shaken etc
#10
I did something similar 20 years ago (the crash I mean, not the fleeing) the fuzz just happened to drive past a couple of minutes later and said that as no one else was involved they didn't care and they just drove off!!

Times might have changes though! ;-)
#11
Accidents are only reportable if there are injuries or any roadside furniture is damaged. I would go with Helcatamy1's idea. If you (or whoever you are asking for) owns up, they will go a lot easier on you.
#12
they might think that the driver was over the limit, returning once the alcohol has worn off a bit
banned#13
your going down for at least 3-5 in the state pen
#14
ding
they might think that the driver was over the limit, returning once the alcohol has worn off a bit


Good point, so get back quick and report it whilst you can still prove you weren't under the influence, unless you were and then you're in trouble because they're not that daft ...
#15
You have 24 hours to report the accident to the police otherwise you can be summonsed for failing to report.
The police may take you on if you dont as you have caused damage to the bollard and the council will want you / your insurance to pay for it - also to pay for recovery of the car,
#16
Shark Girl
Good point, so get back quick and report it whilst you can still prove you weren't under the influence, unless you were and then you're in trouble because they're not that daft ...


sounds like being drunk tbh but i doubt police would be able to prove that so leaving the scene of an accident and damage to property


probably get a public flogging
#17
Why would anyone think to flee the scene of an accident anyway, :? Unless of course they had something to hide, ie been drinking or stolen car or something. That would be the last thing on my mind if I just rolled my car.
#18


rasanh
T80 Ble




Can someone translate these posts for me please.

How many pints is merrily?
#19
You might want to ask Nicky Butt's lawyers how to wriggle out of this one.

There was a fairly unreported incident years ago involving Butt where he crashed his car when drunk, ran off and later reported it had been stolen! Unfortunately for him someone had seen him fleeing the scene. Ofcourse he got off, joke.
#20
Jumpingphil
Can someone translate these posts for me please.

How many pints is merrily?


I'm with you mate... that confused the **** out of me :? Is it the number plate of the crashed car he is given us??
banned#21
i dont get why people flee, unless its stolen they will track you down pretty fast

and if it is stolen they will get the csi team on your ass
#22
Was your crash similar to this : :-D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=436EJT5TUBI
#23
Other prisoners would like to have someone like you in with them.
#24
Download_Dave;4443254
Why would anyone think to flee the scene of an accident anyway, :? Unless of course they had something to hide, ie been drinking or stolen car or something. That would be the last thing on my mind if I just rolled my car.

totally agree , i dont understand either if the person had done nothing wrong why flee the scene it just does not make any sence.

Shock my ass , if i had shock i wouldnt go running out of my car and run home and they start thinking about a story i could hatch up to why i fled.

If it was due to drink driving then i hope he/she gets in serious trouble , its idiots like this what course serious accidents , knock down people , or at best a danger to other road users.

Its just a shame the law is a joke , because youll probably get away with it ,countless people get away with breaking the law on a daily bases , but thats another subject.

Have fun telling the police why u fled , they want believe you but ah well , have fun trying :roll:
#25
i would report it stolen,,, u left it in a pub car park and when u returned this morning it was gone
#26
sounds like you're in a sticky mess... :s
#27
nikkit72;4443939
i would report it stolen,,, u left it in a pub car park and when u returned this morning it was gone

Wow great advice , commit another criminal offence :thumbsup:

God cant believe how many idiots are about
[mod]#28
nikkit72;4443939
i would report it stolen,,, u left it in a pub car park and when u returned this morning it was gone


And then they can add that to his charges when they discover he's lying. :roll:
#29
The driver should just say they were shaken, dazed and confused and wandered off. When they came to their senses they were a mile or so away and felt really ill and couldn't remember much about what happened..

Police will probably interview the driver and might hit them with some charge. I mean you've got to be motoring to flip a car so a careless driving charge is likely.
banned#30
say you thought you left the oven on at home! :lol:
#31
My mate did this but hit a wall...

currently on bail
#32
Let's get this right - you got drunk, drove like a lunatic, flipped and crashed your car, then ran off leaving it somewhere or other upside down?? Police will definitely be looking for you . You better get in touch with them pronto.

A dog ran out in front of you, you swerved, crashed, can't really remember what happened after that.
#33
Just contact the police, tell them you were shaken up, you needed to gather your thoughts because you don't make much sense after 15 pints, they'll understand . . . .
#34
You are required by law to remain at the scene of an RTC and supply details to anyone requiring them if you have damaged their property, or hurt a person other than the driver ie you. This will include the council if there is damage to the bollard. If no-one is there for you to leave details with you should inform the police as soon as is practiacble and in any case within 24 hours (doing this from memory, so hope its OK)
It will be classed as a non-recordable RTC if you have only hurt yourself as the driver or your own property. The police wont get involved, your insurance company are paid very well every year to sort this out. However, if the police come accross a car upside down they will be looking for you to check you are OK and not drunk etc.
If you have genuinely returned home or to a nearby friends house as it was late and you were unable to get hold of a recovery company at that time of night, then fair enough, but you must contact the police and report the RTC
If you have been drinking as others have suggested in this thread, then I hope you get prosecuted to the full extent of the law as I am fed up of picking up body parts of children etc when I am first on the scene of something like this
#35
ADZ1478
You are required by law to remain at the scene of an RTC and supply details to anyone requiring them if you have damaged their property, or hurt a person other than the driver ie you. This will include the council if there is damage to the bollard. If no-one is there for you to leave details with you should inform the police as soon as is practiacble and in any case within 24 hours (doing this from memory, so hope its OK)
It will be classed as a non-recordable RTC if you have only hurt yourself as the driver or your own property. The police wont get involved, your insurance company are paid very well every year to sort this out. However, if the police come accross a car upside down they will be looking for you to check you are OK and not drunk etc.
If you have genuinely returned home or to a nearby friends house as it was late and you were unable to get hold of a recovery company at that time of night, then fair enough, but you must contact the police and report the RTC
If you have been drinking as others have suggested in this thread, then I hope you get prosecuted to the full extent of the law as I am fed up of picking up body parts of children etc when I am first on the scene of something like this

Yup, that says about everything. +1
#36
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"Leaving the scene of an "accident" is an offence, but the penalties are sufficiently low that it is an attractive choice for a driver who knows they are unfit through drink or drugs.

A typical case was reported recently: a woman who had, according to witness statements, been drinking, hit a cyclist and left the scene. The cyclist died. The driver reported the crash the next day and was prosecuted for leaving the scene. She was fined and given nine points on her licence. Had she stopped and reported the crash at the time she may well have been prosecuted for drink-driving, which carries a mandatory 12-month ban.

This is madness, of course. It is as if we are rewarding the driver for failing to stop - the penalty for killing the cyclist and leaving the scene to conceal the probable offence of drink-driving, was lower than the standard penalty for drink-driving itself. In some countries a failure to stop and render aid after a crash is apparently considered evidence of malicious intent, which seems entirely reasonable given that prompt aid is often vitally important to trauma survival.

I am going to start campaigning for a change to the sentencing guidelines and maximum sentences so that the penalty for leaving the scene of a crash becomes at least as serious as the penalty for driving while unfit: a mandatory 12 month ban. In addition, where there is death or serious injury, failure to stop should automatically lead to a charge of manslaughter or assault causing grievous bodily harm (both of which carry a maximum penalty of life imprisonment). And where the driver fails to report and has to be tracked down by police there should be an increase in the penalty, preferably a doubling of the disqualification period and any fine.

I would not expect the courts routinely to impose life sentences, but there should be an expectation that where death arises largely through the failure of a driver to call for assistance, the charge of manslaughter and a substantial prison term would be imposed. The fact that the crash itself was unintended is, in these circumstances, immaterial: by failing to render aid, the driver has directly caused death. This is, of course, possible under existing law; the need is to change the Courts' perception of leaving the scene from a minor technical infraction to a serious offence.

The alternative is to continue to offer drivers an incentive to run from the consequences of drunken crashes"
[helper]#37
ADZ1478
If you have been drinking as others have suggested in this thread, then I hope you get prosecuted to the full extent of the law as I am fed up of picking up body parts of children etc when I am first on the scene of something like this

The op hasn't mentioned he had been drinking but I completely agree with you.............
#38
gari189
The op hasn't mentioned he had been drinking but I completely agree with you.............


Or that it was actually him driving.....

But as everyone has already said, whoever was driving, the worst thing to do was just run away.
#39
If anyone drinks and drives i think they should have the driving lience taken away , i helped a girl out who got knocked down by a car ,she was lucky it only got her on her side and knocked her to the ground , wasnt full on , the git just drove off and left her , it makes me sick...why drive of unless u have something to hide , lucky she only had minor injury...police came and i gave as much detail as i could do , didnt have time to take number plate down though so doubt they will catch the git.

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