A serious accident occured close to my house. I heard bad sounding noise and looked out to see what had happened. cars stopped and a lorry, motorbike on pavement and people screaming. Then the police, ambulances and helicopter. Road closed for hours causing mayhem. A pedestrian was killed and a motorcyclist seriously injured.
Back to my point, my daughter asked me "will the biker be prosecuted". Why the assumption that it was his fault, so how do the police approach this all too frequent kind of thing.
These days, Police have access to more information on road traffic accidents than at any time in the history of policing. There are CCTV cameras everywhere, vehicles which record impacts,mobile phone records that tell police when a person last made or answered a call, and where they were when they did so.
To say nothing of pedestrians and other drivers with phone and vehicle cameras, and an increasing number of motorcyclists with helmet cameras.
RTA investigation techniques have developed into a very exact science. It's always a good idea to avoid making assumptions based on very little information - a person lost his/her life in this incident, so perhaps we should leave it to the people who know what they're doing - the accident investigators.
There is a widely held belief that all motorcyclists ride dangerously/much too fast.
That is my point and what most of my neighbours and others who did not witness it seem to have automatically asumed. I don't even if the pedestrian was in the road or on the pavement anything could have happened, rider hit a pothole, pedestrian run out into road, rider hit by another vehicle that carried on.
As said the the police will do there best but it must be difficult, hopefully they have some witnesses.
Have you checked your CCTV, if it captured the bike passing it could provide evidence.
Yes I have, before and again aftere the police requested it. My cctv does not cover that section of road, illegsl anyway if it did not that I would expect them to pursue that. I was interviewed about it and gave the little khowledge that I had without speculating or making assumptions.
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