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Was driving today, and was probably a little too fast , maybe 3 mph over the 30 speed limite, anyway i saw a car reversing into a parking space at the side of the road, but saw I had enough room.. How…
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Was driving today, and was probably a little too fast , maybe 3 mph over the 30 speed limite, anyway i saw a car reversing into a parking space at the side of the road, but saw I had enough room.. However he turned abit more but i still had no room..
I know I was probably too close but as i went past he must have turned some more, as we hit each other. I pulled up quite abit futher along the road ( so many cars parked) checked the damage ( a scratch down the side of the car, which i can probably wax or whatever is used to get rid of scratches, off), I then decided to turn round and go see if his car was okay, however the car wasnt there when I got back!
A couple of points though, aside me being too close:
1) He musnt have looked, otherwise he wouldnt have turned
2) The scratch was at the side of my car, and not on the front, therefore surely he must have turned and hit me when I was going past him, otherwise if he had been at that angle when I had gone past, it would have hit the front of my car right?
I think it was his front right hand side that bumped, it didnt move the car or anything just a bump, and the scratch..
However because he wasnt there when I got back, what should I do, just leave it?
I'm not bothered about my scratch, just worried he's going to try claim on me?
Could he do that and would he have a claim?
In my defense it hit the side of the car, and I did go back and he wasnt there?
Thanks for the help in advance
Jack
P.s please no tellings off :p
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Report it straight away, that way you've done your bit, and shown willingness to sort it out (if necessary), but obviously can't do much without knowing the other car's licences plate.
#2
if you saw him why didnt you stop
dint jknow who has right of way
#3
i dnt think uve done anything wrong, u went back and hed left, he should ahve seen you since you were obv going past when contact was made
#4
Report it to the police as he COULD say you hit and run !!!, tell them the make and colour of car as I assume you didn't get the reg No.

Leaving the scene of an accident is an offence. No probs you will be covered :)

EDIT: look about and also ask the police IF there are CCTV cameras covering that area as the other driver may be banned / no insurance / drink driver :x
#5
Yeah report it at least then it covers you if he decides to go and report you thinking that you just drove off :thumbsup:
banned#6
you should hit the other side as well.
#7
they might not have had any insurance thats why drove off.
doubt anything will happen as neither of you have any details of each other.
#8
Thing is I don't want to particularly tell my mum as it's her car :p
I should have let him go, but at the time there was enough room..
#9
spikeyjacko
Thing is I don't want to particularly tell my mum as it's her car :p
I should have let him go, but at the time there was enough room..


Get it fixed first, and then tell your mother (but report it immediately). If she can't see any damage she won't really care.
#10
Babbabooey
Get it fixed first, and then tell your mother (but report it immediately). If she can't see any damage she won't really care.


The scratch isn't even that bad..
How do I report it?
#11
report to the police and not insurance company, otherwise, the insurance company will process it as a claim, and because there is no defendant, the repair will come off your insurance, hence, your insurance increasing.

If you report it to the police, at least your covered for hit & run like big-boy mentioned
#12
put it all down to experience, i take it your a new driver? your mum wont be mad as you didnt suffer any injuries etc so she wont be mad, its a lesson for yourself, im sure next time u see a gap u might just wait:thumbsup:
#13
RoyalT
report to the police and not insurance company, otherwise, the insurance company will process it as a claim, and because there is no defendant, the repair will come off your insurance, hence, your insurance increasing.

If you report it to the police, at least your covered for hit & run like big-boy mentioned


How do i go about reporting it to the police?

cribert
put it all down to experience, i take it your a new driver? your mum wont be mad as you didnt suffer any injuries etc so she wont be mad, its a lesson for yourself, im sure next time u see a gap u might just wait:thumbsup:

I wil lwait lol!
#14
spikeyjacko
How do i go about reporting it to the police?


ring 999 :-D
#15
Babbabooey
ring 999 :-D


loll noo seriously :p
#16
By the sounds of it, you had right of way, although you maybe should have waited until he was in his space. But - if he'd been paying attention he'd have seen you going past and should have stopped his manouevre, the fact that he drove off suggest he knew he was in the wrong. He maybe didn't have insurance either. If you need to, report it to the police, but if the scratch isn't that bad chalk it up to experience...
#17
spikeyjacko
loll noo seriously :p


hehe.
Just ring your local police station, or wander in off the street and tell them.
#18
Tell your Mother, take her advice.
#19
A reversing car does not have right of way. If a car approaches you when reversing you should stop until the car passes.
#20
You HAVE to report it to the police, by either going into a police station, or telling a police officer.
If you don't your breaking the law and could end up losing your licence as you left the scene of an accident without providing details to the other party, as they had left before you, then you need to report it.

The other driver may for all you know have assumed you werent going to stop, by your own words you only pulled up quite a bit down the road, and he may havedriven straight to the local police station and reported the accident, assuming you were not going to stop
You dont know if any witnesses saw the accident and reported it either.

By the way for future reference, 20 is the MAXIMUM speed limit, NOT the MUST DO limit. Always drive at a safe speed, and you really should have stopped when you saw him trying to reverse.

A word of advice, when you report it (if you do) then don't mention you were going over 30.

Always play safe and report it.
#21
To cover yourself, you really should report it to the Police. They probably won't do very much but it protects you a bit. You should also report to your insurers. I used to work in insurance and they always prefer if you're up front and tell them straight away. Also something to bear in mind is that the onus is always on the person reversing to make sure it is safe to do so and to always keep checking whilst carrying out the proceedure. Going with what you are saying, don't think you would be held responsible for anything. Fairly sure the other car didn't hang around as they knew they were in the wrong. Hope it all works out ok for you.
#22
karenhornby;6595866
You HAVE to report it to the police, by either going into a police station, or telling a police officer.
If you don't your breaking the law and could end up losing your licence as you left the scene of an accident without providing details to the other party, as they had left before you, then you need to report it.

The other driver may for all you know have assumed you werent going to stop, by your own words you only pulled up quite a bit down the road, and he may havedriven straight to the local police station and reported the accident, assuming you were not going to stop
You dont know if any witnesses saw the accident and reported it either.

By the way for future reference, 20 is the MAXIMUM speed limit, NOT the MUST DO limit. Always drive at a safe speed, and you really should have stopped when you saw him trying to reverse.

A word of advice, when you report it (if you do) then don't mention you were going over 30.

Always play safe and report it.

why would he lose his license there wasnt anyubody to provide his details to and even if there was the police would give him a slap on the wrist and tell him to not do it again,he should report it to his insurance company but again whether he does or not is up to him unless the tp driver try their luck at claiming of his insurance then his insurance company will never now and if they do they will ask him to report the incident.
#23
I agree that you should report it.

Was it a residential street you were on? The car owner may live there?
#24
karenhornby


By the way for future reference, 20 is the MAXIMUM speed limit, NOT the MUST DO limit. Always drive at a safe speed, and you really should have stopped when you saw him trying to reverse.

A word of advice, when you report it (if you do) then don't mention you were going over 30.



What do you mean?
He was in a 30 zone. :thumbsup:
#25
You need to report it to the police. You will have to go into a station because you'll need to sign a form.
#26
again why does he NEED to report it to the police,i understand that nobody has left any details but what is he going to say i got hit by car x on street y,what are the police going to do exactly.

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