Motorbike accident news
14/01/2010

Rider's relief following police u-turn

A man who incorrectly faced prosecution for causing a motorbike accident has spoken of his frustration at the charge, saying that police have ignored accident investigator reports.

In fact, it seems that a more just scenario would see the 25-year-old receiving injury compensation for the motorbike accident after it was concluded that a pothole caused the crash which led to the man receiving broken ribs, a punctured lung, an eye haemorrhage and damage to his knee.

The rider's motorcycle crash solicitor commented, "The behaviour of the police in this case has been outrageous.

"They formally charged my client with driving without due care and attention, even though they knew that a pothole caused the accident.

"However, they failed to disclose that fact until I specifically asked them in writing for a copy of the report."

Indeed, it was only after the rider instructed his solicitor that Avon and Somerset Police dropped the charges; had he not, he could now be facing the prospect of having a criminal record.

It is not known whether the man, who still suffers from blurred vision and memory problems related to the motorbike accident will commence a claim for 100 percent injury compensation.

 
 
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