Police hunt hit and run driver after teen injured

Police hunt hit and run driver after teen injured

Police hunt hit and run driver after teen injured

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Police in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a fail to stop road traffic collision in the town.

The incident happened at around 1.10pm on Thursday January 23 along Buxton Road near to the railway bridge.

A local 17-year-old girl was walking towards the Foords Corner roundabout on the pavement on the southern side of the carriageway. As she came level with the safety railings she took a small step into the road to allow a mobility scooter to pass by. It was while she was stood in this position she was struck by a small silver Peugeot hatchback car which did not stop.

The victim sustained minor injuries that required treatment at the Weymouth Minor Injuries Unit.

Police Constable Graham Pinney, of Weymouth police, said: “The collision damaged the nearside wing mirror of the offending vehicle which was left hanging off, attached only by cables. I urge the driver to come forward to and speak to the police to help us ascertain exactly what happened.

“I am appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward. In particular I would like to speak to the rider of the mobility scooter who may have witnessed the incident and can help with the investigation.

“All calls will be treated in confidence.”

No arrests have been made.

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10:08am Wed 29 Jan 14

blobby96 says...

pavements were mean,t for walking on not mobility scooters they seem to think they own the pavements!!
pavements were mean,t for walking on not mobility scooters they seem to think they own the pavements!! blobby96
  • Score: 18

10:32am Wed 29 Jan 14

scubadude says...

blobby96 wrote:
pavements were mean,t for walking on not mobility scooters they seem to think they own the pavements!!
Certain mobility scooters are restricted to use only the pavement- remember those riding them can't walk sufficiently hence the scooter, perhaps you think it safer for old and disabled people who can't even walk to mix it with Cars, Lorries, Buses, Cycles and Horses on the road?
[quote][p][bold]blobby96[/bold] wrote: pavements were mean,t for walking on not mobility scooters they seem to think they own the pavements!![/p][/quote]Certain mobility scooters are restricted to use only the pavement- remember those riding them can't walk sufficiently hence the scooter, perhaps you think it safer for old and disabled people who can't even walk to mix it with Cars, Lorries, Buses, Cycles and Horses on the road? scubadude
  • Score: 4

10:49am Wed 29 Jan 14

goonlinger says...

scubadude wrote:
blobby96 wrote:
pavements were mean,t for walking on not mobility scooters they seem to think they own the pavements!!
Certain mobility scooters are restricted to use only the pavement- remember those riding them can't walk sufficiently hence the scooter, perhaps you think it safer for old and disabled people who can't even walk to mix it with Cars, Lorries, Buses, Cycles and Horses on the road?
No, the idea should be that both the scooter and the pedestrian stop and wait for an opportune moment for the pededstrian to step off the pavement. My guess is that this didn't happen. Was the pedestrian just not thinking or the scooter driver doing a Boudicea routine? We will probably never know..
[quote][p][bold]scubadude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blobby96[/bold] wrote: pavements were mean,t for walking on not mobility scooters they seem to think they own the pavements!![/p][/quote]Certain mobility scooters are restricted to use only the pavement- remember those riding them can't walk sufficiently hence the scooter, perhaps you think it safer for old and disabled people who can't even walk to mix it with Cars, Lorries, Buses, Cycles and Horses on the road?[/p][/quote]No, the idea should be that both the scooter and the pedestrian stop and wait for an opportune moment for the pededstrian to step off the pavement. My guess is that this didn't happen. Was the pedestrian just not thinking or the scooter driver doing a Boudicea routine? We will probably never know.. goonlinger
  • Score: 12

11:26am Wed 29 Jan 14

RifRafDac says...

I like the way that there has been no blame being put on the driver of the car. Hopefully the stupid idiot gets what is coming to them!
I like the way that there has been no blame being put on the driver of the car. Hopefully the stupid idiot gets what is coming to them! RifRafDac
  • Score: 1

12:29pm Wed 29 Jan 14

technium says...

No matter how this accident happened, surely the main point here is that the driver didnt stop??

Surely someone down that road knows if a car has a broken wing mirror and can let the police know?
No matter how this accident happened, surely the main point here is that the driver didnt stop?? Surely someone down that road knows if a car has a broken wing mirror and can let the police know? technium
  • Score: 14

12:59pm Wed 29 Jan 14

elloello1980 says...

to the fat person who seems to think she owns the fottpaths of weymouth with her scotter:-

Obesity is not a disability!

Now back to the story, I hope this scum driver gets caught. Not stopping could suggest many things, such as drink/drugs, stolen vehicle or just because he/she is a ****!
to the fat person who seems to think she owns the fottpaths of weymouth with her scotter:- Obesity is not a disability! Now back to the story, I hope this scum driver gets caught. Not stopping could suggest many things, such as drink/drugs, stolen vehicle or just because he/she is a ****! elloello1980
  • Score: 16

4:49pm Wed 29 Jan 14

2539 says...

elloello1980 wrote:
to the fat person who seems to think she owns the fottpaths of weymouth with her scotter:-

Obesity is not a disability!

Now back to the story, I hope this scum driver gets caught. Not stopping could suggest many things, such as drink/drugs, stolen vehicle or just because he/she is a ****!
You make me smile daily Sir. :)

Agreed as above.
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: to the fat person who seems to think she owns the fottpaths of weymouth with her scotter:- Obesity is not a disability! Now back to the story, I hope this scum driver gets caught. Not stopping could suggest many things, such as drink/drugs, stolen vehicle or just because he/she is a ****![/p][/quote]You make me smile daily Sir. :) Agreed as above. 2539
  • Score: 2

4:50pm Wed 29 Jan 14

2539 says...

elloello1980 wrote:
to the fat person who seems to think she owns the fottpaths of weymouth with her scotter:-

Obesity is not a disability!

Now back to the story, I hope this scum driver gets caught. Not stopping could suggest many things, such as drink/drugs, stolen vehicle or just because he/she is a ****!
You make me smile daily Sir. :)

Agreed as above.
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: to the fat person who seems to think she owns the fottpaths of weymouth with her scotter:- Obesity is not a disability! Now back to the story, I hope this scum driver gets caught. Not stopping could suggest many things, such as drink/drugs, stolen vehicle or just because he/she is a ****![/p][/quote]You make me smile daily Sir. :) Agreed as above. 2539
  • Score: 2

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