Five-week-old baby thrown from pram after mum is knocked down in hit-and-run

A baby has been thrown from a pram after its mum was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver outside a supermarket in Clitheroe.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 3:25 pm
Updated Friday, 5th March 2021, 4:21 pm

The woman was struck at the entrance to Booths car park in Station Road at around 3pm on Monday (March 1), with the force of the collision knocking her baby out of its pram and onto the ground.

The distraught mum rushed over to her baby as the driver drove off without stopping to check on the pair.

Fortunately, the woman and her baby were not seriously injured, but the young mum has been left shaken by the incident.

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The woman was struck at the entrance to Booths car park in Clitheroe at around 3pm on Monday (March 1), with the force of the collision knocking her baby out of its pram and onto the ground. The distraught mum rushed over to her baby as the driver drove off without stopping to check on the pair. Pic: Google

Police are seeking witnesses to the hit-and-run and have reached out to the driver, who has been urged to hand themselves in.

A police spokesman said: "We are appealing for witnesses following a collision at the car park entrance in which a female pushing a pram was knocked over and her five-week-old baby was thrown from the pram.

"The driver didn't stop and the female understandably concentrated on her baby and didn't obtain vehicle details.

"The vehicle involved is described as possibly being a small silver SUV, similar in size to a Dacia Duster.

"CCTV enquiries are ongoing but in the meantime if you witnessed this incident and have further information please email [email protected] or call 101 quoting LC-20210301-0817."

The force added: "If you are the driver of this vehicle, we're not inhumane. We accept that sometimes panic can effect decision making.

"But don't make the situation worse and contact us rather than fearing every knock at your door for the next few days, weeks or months."