I believe they are seeking the occupants of an Audi that was in the vicinity and may have witnessed what happened. Police emphasise that this Audi was in no way involved in the collision.I see they are still appealing for witnesses, I do hope they already have enough evidence & he doesn't got off on a technicality
BBC saying he was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, attempting to pervert the course of justice and the kicker.... Driving whilst disqualified.I believe they are seeking the occupants of an Audi that was in the vicinity and may have witnessed what happened. Police emphasise that this Audi was in no way involved in the collision.
Hopefully they already have sufficient evidence, possibly paint transfer, fibres etc., and they are simply being thorough.
FFS.BBC saying he was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, attempting to pervert the course of justice and the kicker.... Driving whilst disqualified.
It's posted elsewhere on here, but I was hit by a car that had no valid VED, insurance or MOT. The driver at the time had "borrowed it" of his then girlfriend to get home. He's in a similar posistion to the car, no insurance, no licence and driving whilst drunk.Sorry to read about the accident and glad you seem to be recovering but reading this thread makes me think that the good folk on here have no idea how bad the situation has actually become on the roads.
For the average low-life scumbag insurance is not worth bothering about. The car (as somebody writes upthread) will be a pool car driven by anybody who needs transport. The idea that they might go to a Ford dealer and buy a new mirror is laughable, at best they'll get a mirror from a scrappie. The Police will never get a name for the driver, who will be un-licenced anyway. Most worryingly the Police are so few now that they only have the time to concentrate on the most prominent crimes. Traffic Police have a couple of cars in action each shift and the best they can do is drive up and down motorways letting ANPR do their work then tweeting about successes to create an impression of a good hit rate. There really is a different kind of road user out there, way outside the understanding of ordinary law-abiding citizens. If you commute by car you'll see them every day and woe betide you if you get in their way or have a dispute with one of them.
As a footnote I stopped recently to chat with a farmer who was repairing a car-sized hole in a dry stone wall. She told me that her walls get hit by crashing cars three or four times a year and that the drivers usually run away abandoning the wrecked car.
It's far, far worse than people realise. The Police say 10% of drivers are uninsured and I have no trouble believing that figure.