I Hit A Pedestrian Who Walked Out In Front Of Me


Unfortunately yesterday, I hit a pedestrian old lady crossing in the middle of the road. It wasn’t my fault or anything, she just didn’t look to her right and started crossing pushing her shopping trolley. All happened really quickly. I pushed the brakes and managed to hit her on the side but it could’ve been a lot worse.

She was taken to hospital and after a phone conversation with the police this morning to find out her state, they told me she has a broken hip and that she will not be discharged until tomorrow. My car has been taken by the police by the way but I hope I´ll get it back later today or Monday

I know I didn’t do anything wrong. My cars is Mot’d, Taxed and insured. I was not speeding neither and she was not crossing through a pedestrian cross nor looked to her right. Said all this, could I still be charged with something by the police? Penalty points? money fine? Alcohol test was zero by the way.

Any information would be much appreciated.

Thank you in advanced,

Emma Says:

I am sorry about what has happened it must have been a real shock.

The police will be looking into the issue as to whether or not you were driving without due care and attention or driving dangerously.

It will all come down to whether or not the standard of your driving was good enough and whether or not you were anyway at fault.

Keep me informed of developments and if the police want to interview you make sure that you have a representative present. This is a free service for people interviewed at the police station.

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