Well what you have said, there was an accident which you failed to report to the police. That is an offence.
To be honest, I don’t see how you can get away with that based upon what you’ve told me.
You can be charged with failing to stop if you didn’t give sufficient details to the other driver even though you may have actually stopped in that the wheels of the car stopped earning and you got out.
It’s not simply enough to give just your registration number, you have to give your name and address. A bit academic really because the registered keeper details can be obtained easily from the registration number but that detail is not necessarily the driver which would obviously have been you.
With regard to the allegation of driving without due care and attention, it depends on the mechanics of the accident but if you were already established on the roundabout and the other car hit you joining the roundabout from the left, then it’s unlikely that the case would be proved.
If however the car was coming from the left and you, for example pulled in front of it as would happen if you started going round the roundabout and took the exit on the left at the last minute causing the other car on the roundabout to ring to your passenger side, then it could be proven.
I will tell you that certainly from a solicitors point of view with regard to personal injury cases which is what we most often get involved with, roundabout accidents are extremely difficult to prove one way or the other and it’s difficult to prove one way or the other with regard to a civil claim which has to be decided on the balance of probabilities, it is even more difficult for a criminal prosecution which must be decided beyond all reasonable doubt.
It would very often depend whether there are any independent witnesses (not car passengers) to events.
Notwithstanding any of the above, you have to give details of the driver and if you don’t do, you actually commit an offence by not giving those details.
I’m not certain whether that answers the question for you or not but I am happy to answer any specific points arising from this.
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