So yesterday I was riding a YouBike in Nangang district. While attempting to cross the road in a crosswalk (no traffic or stop/walk light) a scooter approaching at fast speed swerved to avoid me, overcorrected, and went down. Mirror broke off his scooter, his pants leg is ripped, and his leg is injured enough that the ambulance took him to the hospital. The scooter made no contact with my bicycle, I was uninjured.
I went to Nangang Police Station and the foreign affairs officer translated my story with to the traffic officer filling out the report. Then she told me to sign the report, which I refused to do since it was in Chinese. A bilingual friend is going with me to the police station tomorrow to verify what is written in the report before I sign.
I guess I’m asking what I should expect going forward… not sure if I’ll be sued, if I’ll be fined, if I’m facing jailtime, or what’s going to happen.
Edit: I was riding the bicycle in the crosswalk which I realize may be a moving violation so I’m expecting to get fined for that.