According to recent reports, the Labour Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls is being investigated by the police after colliding with a parked vehicle earlier this month.
Reports have suggested that at the beginning of the month, as the Labour MP manoeuvred his vehicle out of a tight space near the Labour rooms in Morley, he collided with a parked Peugeot 306.
However, it has been revealed that the MP failed to contact the owner of the other vehicle or leave his insurance details; prompting the police to investigate, after the incident was caught on CCTV.
Mr Balls has since admitted that he collided with the parked vehicle, although he has stated that he was unaware of the damage caused to the other car, until informed by the police – and that he has since made contact with the owner, offering to pay for any repair work required.
Failing to stop or report an accident is considered a serious offence, and can carry a maximum of six months in prison, a maximum of ten penalty points and a fine of up-to £5,000. The courts also have the power to disqualify drivers involved in such incidents.
As such, for those drivers who are facing such charges it is important to seek the legal advice of experienced road traffic solicitors, such as our team at Lester Morrill.
To find out how our solicitors in Yorkshire can assist you in your road traffic offence case, contact us today.