Clapham Common accident last August - HELP
I know this is a long shot but last August, my husband was involved in a cycle accident - he came off his bike and ended up trapped under a London tourist bus by Clapham Common on his way to work. Lots of cyclists stopped as he had been riding in a group of about 20. Lots of people were very helpful and one man got in touch via email to say what he saw happen and that he didn't feel my husband had done anything wrong.
We are having trouble getting back in contact with this cyclist and out of the blue my husband got a letter on Friday charging him in relation to this accident. We are completely shocked as he always cycled really carefully (the cycle is a write-off and so he hasn't ridden since) and especially as he was nearly hit by a car the week before (this was witnessed by a police officer as it was in Brixton just before the riots kicked off!). He has never so much had a parking ticket before!
If you saw the incident and think you might be able to help, please contact me! I would be really grateful. If we want to try to prove he is innocent, it will costs us a huge amount of money and we are loathe to spend this if he doesn't have a hope of winning! There are so many problems with the way this has been handled - it feels like you can be accused of anything and unless you have a fair bit of money behind you, you have no hope of speaking up but just have to make a guilty plea! Please also be careful - this could happen to anyone!
Many, many thanks for reading - sorry for the long post!
This post was edited by Elisabeth at 6:18pm 20 November 2012.