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Long story short:

  • My son was backed into by a truck earlier this month.
  • They left the scene.
  • I called the police, they showed, up I wrote a statement and everything.
  • My son later was in the hospital complaining of pain and has had a few visits since.
  • I reached out to the officer, never heard back.
  • I went to the police department today and found out that the officer did not fill out a MVA or anything and in his dispatch report he said no crime was committed and no charges were filed when my son was injured and I told the officer that I wanted to press charges against the person that hit my son.
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    Why are you asking illiterate questions - both in terms of the English language and grasp of the law - while at the same time you list "We are a legal firm..." in your profile? – BlueDogRanch Oct 4 at 20:35
  • Maybe he's trying to drum up business. – user6726 Oct 4 at 20:43
  • @BlueDogRanch Well sported, and quite frightening that OP would give people paid legal advice. – gnasher729 Oct 5 at 7:21
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    Why a are you using terms like Truck, MVA, Police Department and dispatch report that are not used in Britain if this is tagged United Kingdom? – Sarriesfan Oct 10 at 9:53
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A traffic accident is often not a crime even when someone is injured. So suing the police is unlikely to get you anywhere. You can get a lawyer and ask what your chances are to sue the driver who is the person who actually caused the injury, not the police.

  • +1 for sue the driver who is the person who actually caused the injury, not the police, although a crime was committed as the driver failed to stop (Road Traffic Act 1988, s.170(4) ). – Justin Nov 5 at 8:51

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