Mum’s appeal after motorist drives off without stopping following accident in Kettering

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A mum is appealing for witnesses after a driver smashed into her daughter’s car and drove off without stopping.

Sharon Issitt contacted the Northants Telegraph after her 19-year-old daughter was involved in an accident in Windmill Avenue in Kettering.

We are appealing for witnesses

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police

Her daughter was travelling home to Weekley at about 8pm on Friday, July 31, and was on the roundabout near The Warren pub when a blue car came along Stamford Road, didn’t stop at the roundabout and smashed into her.

She was thrown into the middle of the roundabout, but the driver failed to stop and drove off without helping her or leaving their details.

Sharon said: “My daughter is only 19 and it was thankfully her first accident, cars were tooting and she thought it was because she was in the way so she started the car and tried to drive home.

“She got as far as the first set of traffic lights coming to Weekley and she pulled in and rang us in floods of tears.

“We shot out to her and she was a right mess, as was the car.”

The car was written off in the crash and Sharon said they have posted messages on Facebook appealing for information, but no-one has come forward yet.

The incident was reported to police, but they haven’t been unable to trace the vehicle so far.

A police spokesman said: “We have been investigating it.

“We have checked CCTV in the area.

“The lady provided us with a partial registration so we have checked that against the police national database and we have also checked automatic number plate recognition in the area.

“But unfortunately we have not been able to trace the vehicle.

“We are appealing for witnesses.”

With no progress made in tracing the other driver, Sharon is urging anyone who was in the area at the time of the crash to come forward if they can help in any way with the police investigation.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the police on 101.