Apologies for this post, but right now I am so angry with the world. I had a collision with a car on my bike and my head took the impact, breaking the drivers side window. I won't get into all the details because I will literally not stop about it, but the point is, because I have no memory of the collision and the driver does, I have been utterly discriminated against by the police. I have even provided them with GPS data from my iPhone that recorded my bike ride, which totally tied in with what I would have been saying that I would have expected me to have been doing at that particular point (like slowing down and going slowly).
Still, the drivers recall of the account is king and no matter how much actual evidence I provide (like photos of injuries that say I was crushed against my bike and not thrown over the handle bars like the driver said, and there is absolutely no damage to my bike), all the police keep saying is 'well you weren't wearing a helmet and you can't remember any thing' and the drivers story makes sense. The only thing they do seem to agree on is that it was odd that the driver moved me somewhere else to meet the ambulance (so I was therefore not on the scene of the collision when the police / ambulance arrived).
It's driving me mad and forcing me to analyse, analyse, analyse which apparently is a bad thing for people with TBI. Why won't they listen ? Why won't they look at the scene from cyclists point of view and run through a whole bunch of possibilities to work out what happened ? Anyone can make up a story and then if they conflict, evidence has to be used. It appears that in the case of not being able to remember, you are automatically at fault. This is sickening.
I would really appreciate any advice from people on this and also whether this has happened to anyone else. As much as I really can't see how I was at fault (because I have analysed so many different scenarios) I am still open to what happened as my primary goal to is understand PROPERLY, what happened. If the police fail me, what options are there ?
I know this is probably more of a legal type post, BUT, the other point is that these attitudes are not helping people with TBI and the rage I have had is way above my 'normal' limit. Yet again I have lost most of the day panicking and focussing on the actual event rather than getting on with my life.