A delivery van hit my grandson and refuse to give their details- what do you advise I do?

The van driver cut in front of my grandson, luckily he was not hurt but his bike was run over. The driver apologised but left the scene without leaving his details. I think he should be reported for this and possibly driving without due care and attention.
However, his employers have refused to give his details and advise that the vehicle was self insured as it has a very substantial excess that claims are dealt with by a tame solicitor. So far, I've hit a brick wall trying to get anywhere with them. They're saying that it was my grandson's fault, but he did not put the delivery vehicle in his path. Any help would be appreciated. The police say that without a witness, they can do little as they were not called at the time.

Asked on 10 April 2017 by Peter Russell

Answered by Tim Kelly
The way the law works in the UK, should a cyclist ever get hit by a vehicle then the owner of the vehicle is always liable. Report the driver to the police, and report him for failing to report an accident to the police. He is bound by law to do so. The van's owners are also legally bound to provide their insurance details, refusal to give insurance information is a criminal offence under Section 154 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. Should you wish to obtain the van's insurance details, you can do so here www.askmid.com/askmidenquiry.aspx. Contact his insurers directly if you wish to make a claim.
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