Cyclist - pedestrian accident, received collision report, advice needed! Watch
Police has arrived at the scene, took down my details and my version of what had happened and said they will be in touch. Around 2 weeks later, I received a Collision Report, where I am requested to respond to a questionnaire regarding the incident. "It would assist us ... if you would complete the enclosed questionnaire and return it... within seven days..." it says.
I am wary of legal issues surrounding such incidents. I have no insurance and am worried that there could be a claim made against me, or worse I could face sentence. I feel there is nothing I could have done to prevent the accident and hope pedestrian makes full recovery, but can anybody advise me how to approach this…
Do I have to respond to this report from Metropolitan Police? Does it mean a pedestrian made a claim and they are trying to get more information? Am I being prosecuted? Could this form be issued because the incident was fatal? Do I need to a solicitor to respond to this report properly, or I can do it myself? Is it safe to call 101 to ask about the incident, or it can be used against me if I say something wrong? Should I try get in contact with a pedestrian?
In general, if you have any info regarding similar situations, that would be very helpful.
The people on there are very knowledgeable and this is way above what students can help you with.