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my dog slipped the lead and ran into the road causing a minor RTA. The circumstances were that I was getting the dog out of the car on private land some 100m from the road when a pheasant flew low and the dog pulled out of my grasp and ran off into woodland. She then must have doubled back...i couldnt find her...and run onto the road. One vehicle braked and a second hit it, breaking the number plate and so far as I could see causing no other damage. No one was obviously injured. police require a statement from me. If found guilty what is the likely penalty?
so far as I can tell there was no significant damage. One vehicle was undamaged, the other had a broken number palate but no damage to bodywork. So far as injury is concerned, one driver told me he was unhurt. the other was very agitated and seemed to believe she had a whiplash injury...I am a retired doctor and know that whiplash pain does not onset until 24 hours post trauma so I have doubts about that.
ok, I have completed the statement as outlined above and have sent it off today as I consider myself a responsible dog owner and see that the accident was caused by my dog. Hopefully I wont end up in court! I presume this is an offence in which a court appearence would be reuired.
Thank you for a most helpful answer