A 22-year-old mum is appealing for help finding a motorist who hit her with their car, also clipping her young son.
The mum of two, Carla Prince and her children Jack and four-year-old Tulisha had just gotten off the bus and had begun to cross the road. The incident occurred on the Froghall Road, Cheadle at around 3:50pm on March 13.
Carla is now appealing for witnesses to come forward stating
Quoted Via The Sentinel “We had just got off the bus. My friend crossed the road with my daughter, then as me and my son crossed a car came speeding towards us. An old lady who saw everything told me it had overtaken a couple of other cars. As it came towards me I chucked my son out of the way, the car just clipped him. Then it hit me on my right leg and knocked me flying. I can’t quite remember what happened then. Everything went black. I didn’t have any head damage, just a lump on my head, like an egg.”
“I got up to check that my son was OK and then we both went to the hospital to be checked out.”
She went on to say “”I am thinking of going back to the hospital, because I am waking up with pain in my leg.
“The driver didn’t stop, they just carried on going. All I can remember is that the car was silver, I didn’t get the registration number or the make. I didn’t even get a glimpse at the driver, so I don’t know if it was a man or a woman driving.
“We were so lucky, we could have been killed.” Carla’s son has been mentally impacted by the incident, having nightmares and waking up screaming in the night from the ordeal.
The incident has been reported to local police and results are pending further investigation. A statement from Staffordshire Police reads “”Officers were called by colleagues from West Midlands Ambulance Service to a report of a road traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on Froghall Road in Cheadle just after 4pm on March 13. It is believed a car struck a pedestrian and made off.
“The pedestrian, a woman, suffered minor injuries and was treated by paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service.
“Enquiries are on-going and anyone with information is asked to call us.”
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 4pm on March 13 to reports of a road traffic collision between a car and a pedestrian on Froghall Road, Cheadle. One ambulance attended, and we treated one patient, a woman, for injuries not believed to be serious and she was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 493 of March 13. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111