Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Traumatic road traffic accident

I stood as a witness today at the inquest for the motorcyclist that I saw die in late August. It was a very strange experience all in all, I'm not going to go in to all the details, but needless to say just as we thought at the time the set of circumstances that led to his death were a trillion to one shot and it really was a case of wrong place at the wrong time for the poor guy who died. No one did anything that isn't executed a million times a day on Britain's roads, no one was speeding (or anywhere close to it), no one had been drinking, no one saw the bike until the very last minute all in all it was a tragedy.

Having said all that I may yet have to attend court again this time magistrates as the taxi we were in could be prosecuted for leaving the scene of an accident. It was very odd having to sit in the same room as him knowing that he'd initially denied that he'd been there at all, a stance he changed when they produced CCTV evidence.

We'll just have to wait and see.