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Yes. I had entered the roundabout travelling slowly as my car was heavily laden. I was under the flyover when a lorry moved from the inside lane (right lane) and hit the rear driver side of my vehicle. I was not aware of the lorry until it impacted with my car. He is denying it saying that I was under taking and should not have entered the roundabout from the lane I did.
Two points: I was not undertaking as I had not even seen the lorry until I looked in my side mirror to see what had hit me. The impact happened when we were under the flyover. I was there for already on the roundabout in the correct lane and the other driver could not have known what lane I entered the roundabout from. His comment when we were exchanging details was “where did you come from”. I believe that due to the sun position that bright day he did not see me as he entered the shade of the flyover.
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Thank you for that, just one last thing. The impact location is to the rear driver side of my vehicle; which to me would indicate that I was in front of his vehicle and it would therefore be his responsibility not to pull onto a car as he changes lanes. I can see that if he chooses not to tell the truth, it could be argued that I just drove into the front left of his vehicle. I did try to contact the police as soon as the accident happened only to be informed that it was just an exchange of details situation. Would that fact have any bearing in a court hearing? If my claim was for £2000 for repair and loss of earnings would a 50/50 decision mean I would get £1000 (assuming I could show that these costs were correct)
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