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posted by [personal profile] pmsumner at 12:28pm on 10/06/2012 under , ,
By Phil Sumner, aged 32 and a bit

I was almost home yesterday evening and pulled off the A483 onto the roundabout here. As I was coming round the roundabout I spotted some car had come on from the Wrexham direction, joined the left hand lane from the wrong lane and cut someone else up, but this is fairly normal behaviour for people on this bit of road so thought nothing about it.

This person got round to the NNW junction (Mold Rd), positioned themselves to go off there, then decided that they didn't want to go that way after all, slammed on their brakes and indicated right to continue going round the roundabout. I was behind them, so had to brake hard and avoided hitting them by not very much while swearing at them loudly. All was well until I felt a bump from behind.

I kept my eye the car in front of me as I started pulling up to the side of the road to see what had happened. Instead of actually stopping and facing up to what they had done, they continued round the roundabout and onto the A483, never to be seen again. I was fortunate enough to be able to note down their reg so hopefully something can be done there.

I pulled to the side of the road along with the taxi behind me, and only then saw the Astra who had obviously hit the taxi from behind quite hard, causing them to hit me. The front of the Astra and back of the taxi were a bit of a mess. It looks like they took the brunt of the impact because my car and the front of the taxi both appear to be undamaged.

The three of us pulled over and got out, the taxi driver called the police and the lady in the Astra got out looking very shakey. She got quite a shock and I think hit her chest on the steering wheel in the impact.

Not long after, things got a little ridiculous. An ambulance car turned up and looked at the scene and checked some people over quickly. An ambulance proper turned up and took the lady in for a good look. Then a police car turned up with two cops, who largely ignored me. Another undercover cop car turned up, and lastly, another ambulance. So for a 3 car accident which was relatively minor, we had 3 ambulance crews and 3 police in attendance.

I was breathalysed (0 - how boring) and taken into the undercover car and given a producer (show MOT, licence and insurance docs at a police station), and gave a brief statement to one of the cops there. I've got an appointment at 4pm today to go give a proper statement.

Overall, it was lots of waiting around, I felt pretty much ignored, nothing much happened to me or my car and I've got to turn up to a police station this afternoon. What an experience...
location: LL11
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