Car badly damaged in night-time hit-and-run in Newton-le-Willows

A PARKED car was significantly damaged by another vehicle that did not stop at the scene.

On Monday, January 16, around 9.30 p.m., a vehicle is said to have collided with a parked Volkswagen Polo in Newton-le-Willows.

The vehicle, believed to be a large tow truck, caused extensive damage to the front, rear and side of the Volkswagen, which was parked outside the owner’s home on Rob Lane.

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St. Helens Star: The car's rear bumper was knocked looseThe rear bumper of the car was shattered (Image: Imogen Hammond Williams)

The front and rear bumpers and left wing mirror were ejected from the vehicle, and significant dents and scratches were also reported.

The incident has left the owner, Imogen Hammond Williams, without the car while the repairs are being carried out, out of pocket due to excess insurance claims and the loss of her no-claims bonus.

St. Helens Star: The car's wing mirror was shatteredThe car’s wing mirror was shattered (Image: Imogen Hammond Williams)

Given the extent of the damage, it’s likely that Imogen will soon have to pay for a new car, which she doesn’t think she can afford in the current situation.

Under the Road Traffic Act, it is a legal requirement for drivers to stop and give their details if they collide with another vehicle.

Merseyside Police confirmed details of the collision, which failed to stop, stating that “an investigation is ongoing to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident”.

St. Helens Star: Significant dents and scratches were also reportedSignificant dents and scratches were also reported (Image: Imogen Hammond Williams)

To help with insurance and damage costs, Imogen contacted other residents and local businesses to locate the vehicle responsible.

She said: “I would be so grateful if there were any neighbors or bystanders who may have heard or seen anything to help me in my search for the person who may have committed this crime.

“Accidents happen, which I fully appreciate, but the fact that the person didn’t leave any of their information put me in a terrible situation.”

St. Helens Star: The hit and run left Imogen out of the bagThe hit and run left Imogen out of the bag (Image: Imogen Hammond Williams)

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Brian Ashcraft

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