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To ask to see the police report? Somebody borrowed my car and bumped it.

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mameulah Tue 30-Dec-14 10:01:04

Long story short.

I was forced into a situation where I basically had to lend my car to a friend for about an hour. In that time they were involved in a small two car collision. Thankfully no one was hurt and there was barely any damage. But the police were called.

I just get the feeling that my friend isn't being honest about what actually happened.

How do I go about getting the police report? Am I entitled to do this because the collision happened in my vehicle? Will my friend find out that I have been snooping?


ajandjjmum Tue 30-Dec-14 10:02:58

Surely your insurers will want to see it, so you could ask for it so that you can claim through your insurance?

MrsGeorgeMichael Tue 30-Dec-14 10:03:52

there will be a number - they normally give it written on a "business card" with the officers name who is looking after it

your insurance will need it

26Point2Miles Tue 30-Dec-14 10:03:55

Police don't attend for a small bump usually. Unless there was something else going on

BikeRunSki Tue 30-Dec-14 10:04:52

I am sure the police shouldn't have an issue giving the registered keeper of the car a copy of the accident report, if your friend is being genuine.

I might be wrong, not a police officer or know much about road accidents.

mameulah Tue 30-Dec-14 10:06:37

Oh right. I don't know what was going on I just get a funny feeling that it somehow doesn't add up. But it is a good friend that borrowed my car and I don't want to unnecessarily cause anymore upset.

Without that number am I allowed to contact the local police and see the report? Or is that perhaps not the done thing?

26Point2Miles Tue 30-Dec-14 10:07:03

And come on, how were you 'forced' into lending it? Had someone been drinking?

KatieKaye Tue 30-Dec-14 10:07:11

You sound as if you are frightened of this person. Why did they "force" you into this situation?

MrsGeorgeMichael Tue 30-Dec-14 10:07:54

local police may not know what you are talking about if you don't have the number.

Just ask friend for the number - this will tell a tale!

mameulah Tue 30-Dec-14 10:11:00

Why I gave my friend my car is irrelevant. They didn't 'force' me. A busy day and circumstances meant that it was easier for them to drive so I could do something else somewhere else. That part isn't the big deal.

The police report number is interesting. That so far hadn't been mentioned.

Anymore ideas or experiences that would help me?

26Point2Miles Tue 30-Dec-14 10:11:59

Why were the police called?

mameulah Tue 30-Dec-14 10:12:59

I don't know why the police were called. Seems odd to me too.

26Point2Miles Tue 30-Dec-14 10:13:54

Ok, so who called the police?

Coconutty Tue 30-Dec-14 10:14:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Mynewnamenotyours Tue 30-Dec-14 10:14:39

We're they insured to drive? If not you will get into trouble for letting them drive uninsured.

26Point2Miles Tue 30-Dec-14 10:15:03

No to prevent breach of the peace, drink driving suspected, car causing an obstruction on the road....

magpieginglebells Tue 30-Dec-14 10:16:52

I think it would be if there was an argument (maybe someone refusing to give details), suspected drink/ drug driving, no insurance etc why they were called. Or dangerous driving?

Trapper Tue 30-Dec-14 10:18:13

Or the police just happened to be in the right place at the right time, and saw the accident.

26Point2Miles Tue 30-Dec-14 10:19:05

Op says they were 'called'

BitOutOfPractice Tue 30-Dec-14 10:20:21

I thought the police only attanded if someone was hurt. I phoned them to attand a quite serious "bump" a few years back when the other driver got nasty - they refused if nobody was hurt.

I was told subsequently that I should have said that the other driver was drunk and they would have come

Seems fishy to me OP

Viviennemary Tue 30-Dec-14 10:20:42

How do you even know there was a police report. Have you only the driver's word for it. I'd certainly ring the police and ask for details. She might even have given your name. It's never a good idea to lend cars. Too risky.

MrsGeorgeMichael Tue 30-Dec-14 10:23:24

do you have the details of the other car - your insurance will need this as well

mameulah Tue 30-Dec-14 10:28:11

Yeah, it is a bit of a complicated one. The circumstances meant I was 'forced' into it. I will talk to my DH and see what he says. Am annoyed.

andsmileimontherightpath Tue 30-Dec-14 10:29:36

Well I would be in touch with this friend and say that your insurance company has been in touch and they have requested the incident number. See how your friend reacts. Give them the opportunity to tell you, even ask if there are any other details you need to know before you speak to them again.

I also would be evaluating my friendship with this person - friends should not leave you feeling in doubt, and you should feel comfortable to ask.

26Point2Miles Tue 30-Dec-14 10:31:03

I'm guessing it was the other party who called the police..... Unusual if it was just a bump and the drivers were both ok

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