Girl injured in alleged hit and run incident on Ilkeston Road

Student told car didn’t stop after hitting girl

exclusive

There has been an alleged hit and run incident on Ilkeston Road, at the bottom of Rothesay Avenue, in which a girl has been hit by a fast-moving car.

An ambulance and three police cars were quickly dispatched to the scene, and traffic is being diverted away from Ilkeston Road.

An ambulance was rushed to the scene

An ambulance was rushed to the scene

Third-year Industrial Economics student Saul Larthe said: “I was on the Kimbolton Avenue side of Ilkeston Road and I saw a girl lying on the road with a medical team around her, she was wrapped up with an oxygen mask. I thought she was dead.

“I went in to the shop and asked the lady behind the counter what was going on. She told me she saw the incident and that it was a hit and run. She told me that the car hit the victim’s leg and she rolled under a stationary car.

Police have blocked off Ilkeston Road

Police have blocked off Ilkeston Road

“She also said that the car which hit the girl was flooring it up from the bottom of Ilkeston Road and carried on going after it hit her.

“I saw a few students who must have been the girl’s friends. They looked distraught. It’s shocking, I can’t believe the car didn’t stop.”

Traffic was being diverted

Traffic was being diverted

The police were unavailable for comment.

More to follow.