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#755865 - 9th Jan 2013 9:15am Witness to an RTA
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Just driving to work this morning and stopped in a queue of traffic near a T-Junction. I left a couple of feet between me and the car in front as I always do and the kid assumed I was letting him go. He walked out into a car turning the corner into the road, hitting his thigh and lifting him into the air. The other driver was doing about 10mph, not fast or anything. The kid threw up and was fairly compos mentis afterwards but obviously shaken with some cuts and bruises to his head.

The driver got out and had a go at me for "Letting him cross", which I didnt do intentionally, he saw a gap and went for it. After he calmed down and I explained I didnt wave him on he was ok, obviously his adrenaline was pumping and he was shocked.

I offered to call an ambulance but the driver said he would take the kid home to his parents, then drove away.

Obviously, I was a little shocked and not thinking straight but isnt it the correct procedure to call an ambulance and wait?

I didnt take any details (Even though I was only a witness) and feel a little guilty for not helping the kid a bit more and allowing him to get into a car with someone he didnt know.

Any advice on what I could have done better?

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#755868 - 9th Jan 2013 9:24am Re: Witness to an RTA [Re: DeanoBirko]
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I would call the police, if you witnessed an RTA where a child was injured and then the injured child was taken from the scene by the driver of the vehicle, a stranger.

I would make the call.

K

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#755869 - 9th Jan 2013 9:30am Re: Witness to an RTA [Re: DeanoBirko]
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I didnt get any info, all I know is that it was a black astra.

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#755880 - 9th Jan 2013 9:59am Re: Witness to an RTA [Re: DeanoBirko]
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I would still call the police and let them know what you saw, the lads parents may well have called the police in order to make a claim against the driver and it woiuld be good for them to know that someone else saw what happened.

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#755881 - 9th Jan 2013 10:03am Re: Witness to an RTA [Re: DeanoBirko]
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Make the call for your own peace of mind, you were in shock yourself and as such may not of made the right decisions, but if you make the call they will know if the kid attended hospital. The driver was out of order taking the lad in his car. No insurance maybe ?

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#755884 - 9th Jan 2013 10:11am Re: Witness to an RTA [Re: DeanoBirko]
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As Cathie and Dilly have both said - call the police NOW ! Don't leave it any longer. It doesn't look too good if you don't contact them. The other guy could invent any sort of crap. Yes, always difficult to think rationally in such a situation. Hindsight is a great thing! Alway carry a scrap of paper and a pencil and bung down every number plate in sight.

I agree with Dilly, taking the lad to hospital (if that's were he took him?) was out of order.

Make that call now!

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#755885 - 9th Jan 2013 10:11am Re: Witness to an RTA [Re: DeanoBirko]
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you defo need to let the cops know and i agree dilly maybe no insurance
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#755905 - 9th Jan 2013 11:12am Re: Witness to an RTA [Re: DeanoBirko]
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Told the police what happened and they have logged it. The accident was reported earlier so hopefully everything will be above board and ok.

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#755906 - 9th Jan 2013 11:15am Re: Witness to an RTA [Re: DeanoBirko]
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Well done. happy Try and put it at the back of your mind now.

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#755914 - 9th Jan 2013 12:40pm Re: Witness to an RTA [Re: DeanoBirko]
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#755915 - 9th Jan 2013 12:40pm Re: Witness to an RTA [Re: DeanoBirko]
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Well done mate, you did the right thing.

K

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#755928 - 9th Jan 2013 1:35pm Re: Witness to an RTA [Re: DeanoBirko]
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Hope your okay yourself too...shock can be delayed in this kind of circumstance. Keep any eye on yourself and take it easy for a day or two. You did the right thing in contacting the Police ....it will help put your mind at ease.Take care.

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#755931 - 9th Jan 2013 2:00pm Re: Witness to an RTA [Re: NettyMc]
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Not a nice thing to happen at all.You were right to tell police and I think maybe a call to your insurance company just to be on the safe side.These things sometimes come back to bite us.
Hope the boy is ok too.

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#755943 - 9th Jan 2013 2:58pm Re: Witness to an RTA [Re: DeanoBirko]
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Absolutely. If this kid makes a claim, and he should rightly do so, I'd have no doubts the driver and / or his insurance company will try and put the blame on you in some way.

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#755957 - 9th Jan 2013 3:54pm Re: Witness to an RTA [Re: DeanoBirko]
casper Offline
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I notice two comments that suggest the kid should make a claim why? hes obviously walked out from between two cars into the path of another!so if you walk out into the road and emerge suddenly infront of an oncoming car you can sue the driver, the evidence given at the minute initially points toward the kid being the cause of the accident,still I hope everyone is well and suffers no after effects.

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