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Driver's appeal after Newquay hit-and-run incident

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: December 07, 2013

  • CRASH: Damaged Nissan 350Z

  • Damaged Nissan 350Z

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A NEWQUAY woman is appealing for witnesses to come forward after a driver ploughed into her car and drove off at the weekend.

Della Knight is appealing for witnesses to come forward following the hit-and-run on Friday.

The incident has left the car in need of £3,000 worth of repairs.

She said the incident took place at 7pm while she was waiting at the A3059 junction to proceed along Newquay Road into St Columb Major.

A male driver smashed into the driver's side of her car, before driving off in the direction of Newquay.

Della was not injured in the crash but has experienced a stiff neck as a result of the impact.

She said: "I was absolutely stunned and never thought this would happen to me.

"I pulled over thinking he was going to stop and he went around the back of me. It has caused between £2,000 to £3,000 worth of damage to my door.

"I am disappointed that another human being could do that and just drive off."

Della reported the incident to the police but did not have time to take down the car's vehicle registration.

She is appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident or has seen a damaged red vehicle since Friday.

"I didn't get a registration number or make of car," she said, "all I know is that the car was red, the driver was male, wearing a beanie hat and I think the registration could have started with WL.

"He will have considerable damage to his front bumper.

"If you have seen a red car with a damaged front bumper perhaps you would be kind enough to call the police or call me on 07715 055333."

Anyone with any information can also call the police incident number on 101, quoting crime reference 703/29.

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  • CMMMMM  |  December 07 2013, 3:45PM

    Exactly the same happened to me earlier this year, even the car damage is the same. The police are powerless to help even though a crime has been committed (failure to stop at the scene). It is the innocent victims and their insurance companies that have to pick up the pieces and costs of these incidents and the other drivers seem to escape without penalty.

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