Hampshire Police: Recording Accidents
Awhile ago I paid £29.50 for the last five years of collision records from Hampshire Constabulary as a result of being shocked by the amount of accidents I am seeing (south Hampshire) after moving here from Kent 5 years ago ( I am 52 years old). On looking at one particular accident that I witnessed (and photographed) I was surprised to see that Hampshire Constabulary had marked it down as SLIGHT. Surprised because it was a head on collision where one of the drivers was cut out of the vehicle and flown by helicopter to the hospital.
When I phoned H.C. and questioned this they said that it was marked down as per the injuries incurred by the drivers/passengers. I found this documentation irresponsible and misleading as this was an extremeley serious accident that is now lost as a statistical record. A sinic would say that Hampshire Constabulary are deliberatley doing this to make their records appear less severe. Would it not be a good idea to investigate Hampshire Constabulary to see what appears to be a damping down of their records.