Cyclists complaint upheld against Police after they fail to investigate Minibus crash with cyclist

A complaint against Police for failing to investigate a road accident with a cyclist has been upheld.

Cyclist Alexander Gibson suffered severe injuries following the accident on the A87 in April 2013.

At the time statements were taken and Police immediately thought the driver of the Minibus was right and this led to a fight for compensation following the accident. The Chief Inspector called the handling of the incident ‘’completely unacceptable,” and said “we have acknowledged that the investigation into the collision was not wholly satisfactory and have apologised to Mr Gibson.”

Because there were no charges against the driver involved in the incident it led to delays in paying the cyclists compensation. Following accidents Insurers will often dispute claims and wait for the Police report which in some cases can take over a year to be finished.