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Knocked off motorbike - problem getting event #

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Hasty Lego View Drop Down

Joined: 25/January/2018
Location: Australia
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  Quote Hasty Lego Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Knocked off motorbike - problem getting event #
    Posted: 26/January/2018 at 13:00
Hi, I would appreciate your guidance on my situation please. I was knocked off my motorbike last week by a car that suddenly turned from the middle lane and across the inside lane in order to exit onto a side road. I was in the inside lane when the car turned across me. I was not speeding and I had moved to the inside lane from the middle lane.

I was taken to hospital by ambulance and was not able to speak to the attending police officer , the other driver or witnesses. After being discharged from hospital the following day, I was advised by the Police Assistance Line to go into the police station and obtain the police event number because this was deemed a major traffic accident.

I phoned the attending police officer to request the event number. He has said that if he has to file a traffic report in order to get an event number for me, then based on his discussion with the driver and a witness at the scene, he would issue me with a traffic infringement for either driving too close or negligent driving. If I don’t request the event number, he said he wont investigate the matter any further. Without an event number I can’t raise a CTP claim.

I believe the car driver is completely at fault. However, I have no counter witness statements and the officer has not taken a statement from me. Presumably the car driver that knocked me off also needs to provide an event number for their insurance company which they can only get by attending a police station since it was deemed a major which case it gets investigated anyway

Any guidance on how to deal with this would be most appreciated. Thank you.

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  Quote emca01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26/January/2018 at 20:00
catch a bus.... Mate the police officer has determined you're at fault. So the other driver has decided that the damage to his vehicle isn't worth chasing up with insurance so no event number is needed... Sounds like the police officer is doing you a favour.

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  Quote citizen-joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26/January/2018 at 22:42
I agree, the police officer has deemed you to be at fault, however from your description of the crash that does not seem to be the case. You are going to need a witness to be able to take this further.

One of the No Win No Fee law firms may be able to act for you. Perhaps starting with advertisements for witnesses.

Before going down that track, perhaps first you need to work out what you have to gain with a win vs what you have to lose with a loss. Then consider if you should proceed.

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