Anyone ever been hit by a car while out running

and pursued the driver through the courts?

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27/04/2006 at 01:22
Mine is in the hands of the CPS too, but am comtemplating civil prosecution. Depending on what my sollicitor says.

Most important for me is that the guy gets taken off the road, he is lethal. If he'd hit an old lady or a child in stead of me, I'd hate to think of the injuries that would potentially have caused!
27/04/2006 at 06:05
Thanks Hanneke, hopefully it's all healed now, both him and I are getting a bit fed up of him being on box rest!

Pretty shocked by the sound of this woman's driving - do you know if she had a horse on board? Feel sorry for it if she had, "gunning the engine" and "swerving" is not really going to give the poor thing a comfortable ride :-/
27/04/2006 at 06:12
Buckaroo, go for it. I'm with you all the way, and with your reasoning.

now - a more worrying aspect of this discussion is that an intelligent and well-educated law student spelt "mightn't" as "mitant"...

27/04/2006 at 07:23
Im glad you said that Jj

Good luck guys
27/04/2006 at 10:54
blimeythatsbendy brings a new meaning to the phrase ' P*** OFF !'

27/04/2006 at 10:54
27/04/2006 at 17:02
Fell running - did you get compensation for the sheep?
27/04/2006 at 17:44
I got hit once, like you by a 4x4. The driver was prosecuted for dangerous driving and got a two year ban. My case was much easier than yours - I was running across a traffic light crossing (with a green man and everything) when some mad woman accelerated her Range Rover into me. I ended up with a lot of bruising and several cracked ribs. Apparently she had seen a parking space further up the road and was so desperate to park she ignored the red light and pedestrian! To make life even easier the whole thing was caught by a police camera unit coming the other way.
27/04/2006 at 17:47
Robert, sounds fairly similar to mine. Did you get compensation? I am hoping the man that hit me gets at least a 2 year ban, the man is lethal on the road!
27/04/2006 at 17:51
I got hit by a car at a pedestrian crossing I was wearing a flourescent top!The driver said he didn't see me !Then started blaming me for everything so I just dived onto his bonnet made quite a dent and dared him to call the Police - surprisingly I heard nothing :-)
27/04/2006 at 22:47

Yes I did. I actually felt slightly sorry for the motorcylist, and had she not made a claim against my insurance I would probably have cursed the idiot that left the gate open and left it at that. Sheep are notoriously careless pedestrians, and frankly I'm suprised I don't lose more (they spend at least part of the year grazing on common land thats unfenced next to a road).
28/04/2006 at 08:56

The motocyclist would have told her insurance company, who would have paid, though she may have paid more by the way of increased premiums later.
28/04/2006 at 09:09
Oh yes She would have had to claim on her own insurance, the bike was very badly damaged (a fully grown ewe can do an awful lot of damage), and she was lucky not to be badly hurt. I was sympathetic because she was genuinely distressed about killing the sheep.

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