Originally Posted by Polwart
Cod - the reason for a detailed accident investigation is fairly straight forward - if as you imply in your message the police were wilfully negligent in their pursuit then there is a potential manslaughter charge their against the relevant officers - such a charge would be difficult without all the correctly gathered legal evidence. There was also one surviver (I believe in the suspect vehicle) - and he may be subject to prosecution also. I can imagine your post here about police incompetence (or cover ups) in a years time when the prosecution collapses because the removed the evidence so as not to hold you up. So - wind your neck in and just be grateful you weren't heading down the m-way at 3am and suddenly meet something coming the other way.
This accident happeaned just down the road from us and the car had been chased from Penhow - its only 1 - 2 miles to the motorway from here. We have had a lot of police activity here at night recently due to car crime armed robbery etc all over the past 2 weeks (when I called the police when my car was being broken into at 5am two weeks ago 3 police cars were all here within 3 mins - not bad for a rural village)
The scary thing about this one was that my wife had left for cardiff airport at 3:30 am when me and the kids woke up at 7am and turned on the radio and heard the story your mind starts to wonder - only made worse when mobile goes straight to answer machine - luckily she rang when she landed before panic set in any further.
If any of you know the Coldra roundabout there is no way you could mistake the entry exit slip roads...