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Woman And Toddler Hit-And-Run CCTV Released
Police have released video of the moment a woman and toddler were sent flying in a hit-and-run in an effort to track the driver and the car.
The CCTV footage shows the 42-year-old driving instructor and her three-year-old nephew crossing the road on December 7 in Coventry.
As they reach the middle of King William Street a black Audi estate overtakes another car, which had stopped to turn into a junction, and strikes them.
The driver of the Audi is seen to slow for a moment, but then accelerates along the road as passers-by rush to help the stricken pair, left lying in the middle of the street.
Fortunately, the woman and toddler were unharmed aside from a few minor injuries.
West Midlands Police said a witness supplied a partial number plate for the Audi - EN57 - but they have been unable to trace the vehicle and believe it could be hidden in a garage.
Officers believe the car will have sustained damage on the front.
"We have taken the unusual step of releasing the images - which carries a warning for viewers - in the hope that someone will recognise the car and come forward with information so that we can trace the driver," said PC Abbi Jones.
"This could have been so much worse. At the time of the collision, the driver would not have known that the woman and child were uninjured."
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what do you think?
Surely they e got the car on CCTV and can get full registration number - hope they get them but will they be properly punished or a slap on wrist and points?
Yet another case of shocking driving. Not to mention a total lack of remorse, bad enough any hit and run but a 3 year old? Thing is, any one of us sees impatience like this on the road several times a day. All for a gain of a second or two and you usually pull up beside them at a red 50 yards down the road.
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This sort of thimg should go down as attempted murder and carry a sentence to reflect that.
Why would a "driving instructor" suddenly start walking a young child across a busy road with cars approaching her from bother directions without waiting for the road to be clear and without using a zebra crossing?