Duck! wrote:but it should not take the best part of three months to come to a conclusion in a case like this.
You are right but you obviously have a generous faith in our legal system.
There are countless examples of it taking months or years for the known perpetrator to be charged. Another year or so for them to go to trial. Our policing system sucks. Especially it seems when it comes to collisions on the road.
(Even for a simple assault the police justice is slow. In my case it took over a year for me to hear anything, despite witnesses, identification and photos.)
One thing to be aware of is that the victim spent more than a week in ICU and much longer in hospital. His statement may not have been taken until many weeks after the incident.
But that is the problem isn't it. If you hit a vulnerable road user in your car then the onus should be on you to prove that you did not do so recklessly. Some people claim this is guilty until proven innocent but it isn't, the cause of the harm is well established. No different if I shot/punched/knifed somebody on the street with a gun. It would be up to me to prove that I didn't perform the action recklessly.