It was in a small 2-lane roundabout. Friend is exiting the roundabout at the first exit from lane 2, the right front of car2 from lane 1 hit my friend's car's left rear quarterpanel. Both my friend and car2 got into the roundabout from the same entrance. Their speed of travel in the roundabout is relatively low, around 10-20km/h top.
From what I see, the officers went tunnelvision in their investigation. One investigation officer called up my friend a few days after the incident and said "you know you are wrong right" before my friend was interviewed.
In the Road Users' Code on the Transportation Department's Website:
Transport Department - Roundabouts
"When in a roundabout, look out for and show consideration to other vehicles crossing in front of you, especially those intending to leave by the next exit."
If car2 hits my friend's car front or side doors, I think the charge is justified. But the fact is that he hit my friend's car's rear quarter panel. From my experience, at the low speed that they were travelling at, if the driver of car2 showed some consideration, my friend's car could have been cleared of car2's way before impact.
Not much data was collected at the scene by the officers according to my friend. However, they must have passed some judgement to the investigation officer, hence the phone call couple days later telling that my friend was wrong before the investigation even started.
Just wondering, is there a way I could request for all the materials that will be used against my friend in court from the court / police (like police notes, witness notes, evidence) etc to prepare for the case in Hong Kong? I know we can back in Canada...