The person who stopped in front of the motorcyclist told them that my husband had had nothing to do with the accident, and the person who had caused it had stopped as well, so they had the person who caused it. It just seems unfair that you are put to loads of trouble for stopping to help someone, and he feels really angry and feels that the police don't believe him.
Hi all, haven't written for a while because I'm on maternity leave, but wondered if this had happened to anyone else.
My husband works down in Guildford during the week, and then comes back up north for weekends.
Yesterday he was driving his works van when he noticed that a motorcyclist had fallen off his motorbike. He stopped his van behind the motorbike so that no-one would run over him and someone in front had stopped his car in front to protect the man on the road.
The Police turned up, and asked who had caused the accident which had been another van which had also stopped. One of the Policemen then took a statement off my husband, under caution, breathalysed him and asked to see all his documents, which he didn't have with him, so has to take them to his local Police Station. All this because he stopped at an accident, to try to help.
Has this happened to anyone else before? We have certainly never heard of it up here, but wondered if it was something to do with being down south. The other person who stopped and the van driver who caused the accident also got the same treatment.
My husband is very angry about this and says that in future he will not stop if he sees another accident.