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To be so angry and frustrated with myself?

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Loulou87 Mon 07-Dec-15 17:44:17

Hi all, I was involved in a hit and run last Thursday.
I was driving home from work and not far from where I live is a bridge you have to go under, which is quite narrow, it's almost like a small tunnel (there's no priority or give way).
Anyway as I approached the bridge I noticed a bus coming down the other side so I stopped and waited for him to pass. While I was waiting a car slammed right into the back of mine.
The car sustained a few scrapes but I was quite shaken, this is the first time I've ever been involved in any collision.
I couldn't get out of the car due to traffic coming through the bridge and the road being narrow, so drove under the bridge, to where the road widened at the other side and it would be safe to pull over and get out, as soon as I indicated to pull in the car swerved round me and shot off.
I only got the make, model and first letter and year off the reg.
No witnesses as I tried to chase him like an idiot thinking he'd get stuck in the traffic up the road, but he just overtook on the wrong side and was off.
Anyhow the bus didn't have CCTV so it looks unlikely they'll find him and I'm so angry with myself.
Although the road was unsafe I should have just stuck the hazards on and tried to get out, but I was so shaken up I just panicked.
I know I need to just be thankful I'm ok (apart from being a bit sore) and my cars not a write off but I'm so frustrated.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Mon 07-Dec-15 18:48:20

There might be CCTV from local businesses surrounding the area? Don't give up hope.

gonegrey56 Mon 07-Dec-15 18:57:08

The police might very well be able to trace the driver from the details you have - do report this incident .
But more importantly , you are ok, please just hold onto that . There are some awful people on the roads without any sense of decency. What matters is that you were not seriously hurt. Sending an unmumsnety hug !

LovelyWeatherForDucks Mon 07-Dec-15 18:57:34

Make sure you report it to the police anyway, so it's on record in case anything does come up. Leaving the scene of an incident is an offence.

troubleinstore Mon 07-Dec-15 19:25:07

I'd go back to the same place at the same time this week to see if it is a regular route for them and you might see them again. Just a thought...

Loulou87 Mon 07-Dec-15 19:57:22

Thanks all, I reported it to the police that day I'm waiting to hear back from them, and that's a good idea troubleinstore I go that way home from work regularly so will definitely be keeping an eye out. And thank you gonegrey56 my partner said the same thing and I'm grateful that the kids weren't in the car.

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