Clipstone woman injured in hit and run drama

Kim Irwin of Intake Road, Clipstone, who was a victim of a hit and run accident.
Kim Irwin of Intake Road, Clipstone, who was a victim of a hit and run accident.

A CLIPSTONE woman who was knocked down by a car is appealing for help to trace the driver who failed to stop and help her.

Kim Irwin, of Intake Road, was left with a fractured shoulder, whiplash and concussion following the incident on Christmas Eve.

The mum-of-three had just picked up a Chinese takeaway and was on her way home when a car hit her at the junction of Clay Cross Drive and Mansfield Road at about 5.30pm.

The 32-year-old claims the driver had cut the corner and was on the wrong side of the road.

Kim said: “I was coming back from the Chinese takeaway and crossed over the road. I got halfway when a car undertook the corner and ploughed in to me.

“The driver stopped briefly to ask if I was alright but then just drove off.

“I struggled to get off the floor and just about made it home then got a lift straight to hospital.

“I think the driver didn’t stop because he knew he had cut the corner.”

Kim was only able to notice it was a small dark car but got a good look at the driver.

She added: “I was on my own and in shock but remember the driver was wearing a cream stripped jumper and was in his late 50s or early 60s with jet white hair.

“I can’t believe he didn’t stop properly and report the accident. I’m completely shell-shocked. It ruined my Christmas.

“I’ve been going back and forth from hospital and have been given really strong pain killers.

“I’m struggling to sleep, have been having hallucinations and can’t play with my boys like I normally would.

Nottinghamshire Police are investigating the incident and appealing for witnesses. Anyone who saw the incident or knows the driver is urged to call 101 quoting incident number 669/241212 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.