Police search for hit and run driver

On behalf of Attwaters Jameson Hill posted in Spinal Cord Injuries on Friday, September 11th, 2015

A woman in Suffolk was the victim of a hit and run incident as she was driving on the A12 . Her vehicle was struck by a white truck travelling south in the direction of Essex on the dual carriageway before it left the scene of the accident. It was spotted travelling at speed further down the road before turning off into a local country lane. The Suffolk Road Police Unit are investigating the incident and have asked members of the public for assistance in tracking down the driver or owner of the truck.

The collision took place at around 7.50 a.m. near the village of Capel St. Mary, and the white truck that the police are looking for is a recovery vehicle. The truck had initially been involved in a separate accident, coming off the A12 and hitting a sign. It was when the driver attempted to rejoin the A12 that he collided with the woman’s blue BMW. Anyone with information has been requested to call 101 and quote the incident reference number.

The woman was taken to Ipswich Hospital where she was treated for her injuries. She was reported to be suffering from trauma to her head, neck and back and was given medical attention for severe whiplash. After the collision with the truck she had lost control of her car and spun out. She hit a tree and the concrete supporting pillar of a bridge before coming to a stop.

Failing to stop after being involved in a road accident can lead to a prison sentence and a fine. A victim who has been injured by a hit and run driver may wish to seek advice from a solicitor as in some instances, even if the hit and run driver is never found, the victim may be entitled to receive compensation from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.

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