Mother and child left “shaken” after car nearly hits them on zebra crossing in Northamptonshire

The zebra crossing in Gladstone Road, Northampton, where a mother was forced to pull her child out of the way after a car failed to stop
The zebra crossing in Gladstone Road, Northampton, where a mother was forced to pull her child out of the way after a car failed to stop

A mother was forced to pull her young child out of the way of a car that failed to stop at a zebra crossing.

The mother was using a zebra crossing on Gladstone Road, Spencer, in Northampton with her child when a car failed to give way, resulting in the woman having to pull the child out of the way of the car.

A police spokesman said neither the woman nor the child were injured but were shaken by the incident.

The car involved is believed to have been a red Renault Megane and was being driven by a black man.

The incident took place on the zebra crossing near Streatfield Road, at about 11.20am on Tuesday, March 8.

A bus was waiting at the crossing at the time and officers would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

Witnesses or anyone with information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.