Barrow mum vows to find hit and run driver
Last updated at 08:41, Friday, 31 August 2012
THE mum of an 11-year-old boy, who is recovering at home after a hit and run incident, has spoken of her anger at the driver failing to hand themselves in.
Ethan Woods was hit by a car while he was crossing Buccleuch Street, in Barrow.
Young Ethan was left shaken, grazed and bruised after the collision, which happened near to the junction with Allison Street on June 8.
However, despite a public appeal by mum Helen Woods in the Evening Mail, the driver has never come forward.
Miss Woods said she was disgusted the driver had not owned up to the act. She said yesterday: “The police rang me about a week ago and said a woman had come forward at the time and the police had checked CCTV cameras and everything.”
However, despite their investigations the driver had not been apprehended.
Miss Woods, 45, said it was hard to believe they had not come forward.
She said: “I hope that they do catch them or that somebody will step up and say something. I hope that justice is done.
“It would be the decent thing to do, but it just shows what type of person they are, they’re cowards.” Miss Woods, who lives in Carlisle Street, said the episode had not gone any way to slowing down drivers on Buccleuch Street, who still regularly speed down the road.
She also renewed her appeal for a young man who walked Ethan home after the scary incident to contact her so she could thank him.
The driver of the small black car which hit Ethan was described as in his twenties, with a goatee beard and wearing a grey top.
The driver and the young man who walked Ethan home, or anyone else who has any information about the incident, is asked to call police on 101.
First published at 16:05, Thursday, 30 August 2012
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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Whilst I do not condone the actions of the driver at all, did this boy not see or hear the car coming? I grew up in the 60s and was taught to really fear traffic as a pedestrian, and I do still. I find it very difficult to understand how anyone can get knocked over on such a relatively quiet street if they have their wits about them and have no distractions such as an iPod.