Driver leaves scene after Grantham student, 17, hurt in Barrowby
The father of a teenager who was injured by a motorist is angry because she drove off without reporting the accident.
Paul Bunn says although the driver stopped and spoke to his son Adam, she made no effort to help him get home or to A&E.
Adam, 17, suffered cuts and bruises when he was hit by the car after getting off a bus in Barrowby.
The Grantham College student had just got off the bus in Hedgefield Road on Friday at 5.30pm. He walked around the front of the bus and only at the last moment saw a red car. Adam was hit and went over on to the bonnet. It was first feared he had fractured his leg, but a visit to Grantham hospital later revealed severe bruising.
The driver, a woman possibly in her 50s, got out of the car and talked to Adam but then left the scene.
Mr Bunn said: “She should have at least taken him to A&E. She should have reported it to the police. I think she was just upset and panicking. She probably wasn’t thinking straight.”
Mr Bunn, of Hurst Crescent, Barrowby, said Adam was fortunate that the bus driver shouted to him which gave him enough time to step back. The car’s headlight collided with him. Mr Bunn said: “He’s a big lad. If that had been a small child it would have been much worse.”
Mr Bunn says the driver was not speeding, but was going too fast round the bus. He said: “Adam was dazed and when she asked him how he was he had said he was ok. But she still should not have left the scene.”
Adam said: “I looked both ways and then stepped out and the next thing I know I am on the floor. I was dazed and did not know if I was hurt or not and then she was on her way. A friend came out of his house and helped me to get home.”
Police are appealing for the driver and witnesses to come forward with information. They should call 101 and quote incident number 218 of June 27.