Commuting this morning down Sydney Road (heading South) with traffic at a standstill a car (heading north) turned right across a gap in the traffic to enter an alleyway. I hit the front quarter panel/wheel arch area and commando rolled across the bonnet and landed in the gutter. Aside from my a bruised and grazed right knee, a small buckle in the front wheel (possible bent forks) everything else is okay. At home icing knee at the moment. Driver is fine (car is too I think?).
Just to insure I am taking the right steps (no one answering BV ATM - staff development day )
- Exchanged details with driver, got name, address, mobile and number plate.
- Got contact details off a witness who saw the accident.
- Reported it to the local police station - who took details (and I took the name of the constable) but he said if you have exchanged details with driver and don't go to hospital then there is nothing further for them to do.
Going off to the doc's as I am able to walk on it but with some discomfort.
I am missing something here? Should I just go to hospital to force their hand and get them to report it? I assume without the report no TAC claims (if they are needed in future ) will occur?
My other concern is if the driver decides to pursue for damage to his vehicle and with no report filed my legal position is compromised.