"Selfish" driver flees after horror A45 crash between Rushden and Wellingborough

"They could have helped. Instead they have chosen to protect themselves."

By Sam Wildman
Sunday, 14th June 2020, 6:08 pm
The damage caused to Kate Gifford's vehicle.
The damage caused to Kate Gifford's vehicle.

A driver who weaved between vehicles at high speed made off after causing a family's car to flip and roll onto a bank last night (Saturday).

Kate Gifford and her two sons, aged 23 and 18, were travelling home on the A45 from Rushden towards Wellingborough when the horror crash happened at about 7.15pm.

Kate's Freelander was in the inside lane when an Audi A4, believed to be grey, was driving "really fast" and weaving in between other vehicles.

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Kate's car rolled onto a bank.

As they tried to get between Kate and another car they hit the back of the Freelander, pushing it into the kerb and causing it to flip and roll onto the bank, before driving off. Fortunately Kate and her sons came away unscathed with cuts and bruises.

The children's father and Kate's ex-husband, Peter Gifford, said: "There's nothing human in someone who does not stop and check if they are seriously injured.

"They just drove off because they are purely selfish. They have no regard for other people's lives."

The A45 was closed because of the incident as people stopped to help Kate and her sons.

The damaged Audi was found later that evening near Earls Barton.

The fuming dad added: "They could have helped. Instead they have chosen to protect themselves.

"I could have lost my family and that's what upsets me. It's pure chance that we are not talking about that."

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman confirmed they were investigating the incident and enquiries are ongoing.

No arrests have been made in connection with the crash.

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact police on 101.