A car ran into me last week and buckled my front wheel. Fortunately my only injury was a sprained thumb in contact with the handlebars at the time of the blow. I did not come off the bike as I was already stationary with a foot on the ground by the time of impact. We exchanged details so at least it was not a 'hit and run'. However driving into a stationary bicycle who has right of way over you in the middle of the road smacks to me of careless driving and I wished to report it to the police.
'No', I could not report it to the Metropolitan Police Roadsafe site, they do not deal in collisions. 'No' I could not file the multi-page Collision Report Form on-line or send it in. 'Yes', I had to deliver it to a police station and hand it in (an effective way to deter reporting).
So, for the second time in a year, I found myself waiting for 20 minutes at Charing Cross Police Station behind a queue of people reporting the theft of their mobile 'phones so that I could hand over a form.
Will any action be taken? I doubt it but I will keep you posted.