My youngest son had a motor accident about 11 months ago which ended up in Court on Wednesday. He was traveling onto a crossroads and turning left when another guy came racing from across the other side and tried to enter the road before him. The road they were driving into was a dual carriageway but two cars could not enter onto it at the same time because the angle of the turning would mean two cars colliding if they were both there at the same time. My son because he was entering from that side of the road, entered into the turning first and the other guy presumably didn't like it. I say that because he then proceeded to undertake my son who by now had crossed into the outside lane. As soon as he had cleared the front of my son's car, he swerved across the front of my son and slammed his brakes on hard. The not unexpected result of this sudden manouver action was that my son collided into the back of his car. Road rage in the flesh but try proving it? Fortunately there was a witness in a car behind who saw most of the events and who had enough of a public conciousness to stop, wait for the police to arrive and give a statement. The police turned up, listened to the other guy tell them, my son had hit him from behind, then listened to my son and the witness and then, once they were happy that there were no injuries etc, decided they were not getting involved and went on their way. The involved parties exchanged details and then also parted. My son told me how these events had taken place and I wrote to the witness asking him for his recollection of what he had seen. When his response came, it not unsurprisingly to me corroberated, my son doesn't usually lie, my son's version of the events in the sense that he was undertaken by the other guy who then drove across his path and violently braked. Anyway, our insurance company armed with our story decided that they were not going to pay out and after much correspondence by this bloke saying my son was at fault and we had to pay, we got a date for court for this week. However, as the date started to get closer, our insurance company started to bottle it and indicated to us that they really thought they should settle it out of court. The problem was, my son had hit the other guy from behind. Ninety nine times out of a hundred, if you collide with another motor from behind, it's your fault. Well after several exchanges between me and my son's insurers, they accepted that we should go to court and test our case. On the day (wednesday), we had a good barrister, the witness turned up, the other guy lied his teeth off and made a bit of a prat of himself because it was obvious, some of the stuff he was saying couldn't be right, His barrister tried to defend some of this indefensible crap and blame my son. The witness who we still had not even said hello to yet because we didn't want to compromise our case, told the judge what he had seen. The Judge then had a short break while he decided what he thought. The Judge then called us back in and dismissed the case against my son. Sweeeeetttt. My son will not now have his premiums raised by his insurance company and we gained Â£425 plus a little bit on interest for the repairs to my son's car. The lying scumbag gobshite who thought he could cause this accident deliberately, we were lucky no one was hurt, and then try and take us to the cleaners in Court, is going to have his insurance premiums go up and he was proven in court to be a liar. Bet he doesn't do that again in a hurry!!!