Police attempt to trace driver after suspected hit-and-run in Darlington

First published in News

POLICE are searching for the driver of a car involved in a suspected hit-and-run incident in Darlington this evening.

A white Toyota Rav4 pulled out of a side street on West Auckland Road and went straight across the road into somebody's drive, pushing a car into the garage of the house.

The car also collided with a female pedestrian before leaving the scene.

The female was taken by ambulance to Darlington Memorial Hospital, but her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

There was substantial structural damage caused to the garage and the house and there were fears that the gas main had been damaged, although this appears not to be the case.

Police closed the road while the incident, which happened at just before 9.50pm, is investigated.

Any witnesses to the collision, or has any information on the driver of the car involved, is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.

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12:44am Fri 14 Dec 12

Mark1995 says...

I came across a white renault car whilst going home late at night, around 00:12am - The white renault has had a lot of damage done to it at the front, and the car windows were clear as if the driver had not long ago gotten out of the car in this weather condition. Perhaps, I'm wrong. Because what I seen as a suspected vehicle is a renault, but mentioned above, it's apparantly, a Toyota.

Regards,
- Member of TheNorthernEcho
I came across a white renault car whilst going home late at night, around 00:12am - The white renault has had a lot of damage done to it at the front, and the car windows were clear as if the driver had not long ago gotten out of the car in this weather condition. Perhaps, I'm wrong. Because what I seen as a suspected vehicle is a renault, but mentioned above, it's apparantly, a Toyota. Regards, - Member of TheNorthernEcho Mark1995
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6:39am Fri 14 Dec 12

pandorica says...

Sounds like the same car. THe road was cordened off for a couple of hours. Lets hope the lady makes a full recovery. To hit another vehicle, and a pedestrian then drive off is shocking. It was very foggy last night but the impact of colliding with the car would of been enough for you to know you had hit something, therefore stop. I hope the Police catch those responsible.
Sounds like the same car. THe road was cordened off for a couple of hours. Lets hope the lady makes a full recovery. To hit another vehicle, and a pedestrian then drive off is shocking. It was very foggy last night but the impact of colliding with the car would of been enough for you to know you had hit something, therefore stop. I hope the Police catch those responsible. pandorica
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11:25am Fri 14 Dec 12

CDoug78 says...

I am the person who the car hit. Luckily I escaped with bad bruising and nothing was broken and I was discharged from hospital this morning. The car hit my dog as well and we have to take her to the vets today as she cannot walk on her back leg. I wanted to thank all of the kind people who came out of their cars and houses to come and help me, I am very grateful for the support I was given!! The staff at the hospital and paramedics were great as well. The police have made an arrest so let's hope that they get what they deserve.
I am the person who the car hit. Luckily I escaped with bad bruising and nothing was broken and I was discharged from hospital this morning. The car hit my dog as well and we have to take her to the vets today as she cannot walk on her back leg. I wanted to thank all of the kind people who came out of their cars and houses to come and help me, I am very grateful for the support I was given!! The staff at the hospital and paramedics were great as well. The police have made an arrest so let's hope that they get what they deserve. CDoug78
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11:55am Fri 14 Dec 12

swissball says...

So pleased you are OK. As for getting what they deserve - I very much doubt that :(
So pleased you are OK. As for getting what they deserve - I very much doubt that :( swissball
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11:59am Fri 14 Dec 12

diga says...

I'm also pleased to hear you're ok and glad to hear an arrest has been made. Hope your dog makes a quick recovery.
I'm also pleased to hear you're ok and glad to hear an arrest has been made. Hope your dog makes a quick recovery. diga
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2:50pm Fri 14 Dec 12

nic1983 says...

My dad was the person who called the police and ambulance, i hope these people get what they deserve.
My dad was the person who called the police and ambulance, i hope these people get what they deserve. nic1983
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2:58pm Fri 14 Dec 12

CDoug78 says...

My dog has to have an operation on her knee on Monday and has been admitted at the vets for x-rays today :o( she will always have a limp/arthritis in that leg now.
My dog has to have an operation on her knee on Monday and has been admitted at the vets for x-rays today :o( she will always have a limp/arthritis in that leg now. CDoug78
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4:44pm Fri 14 Dec 12

melanie-barker@sky.com says...

I hope the guilty party are getting the vets bill- hope you both recover ok x
I hope the guilty party are getting the vets bill- hope you both recover ok x melanie-barker@sky.com
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5:15pm Fri 14 Dec 12

jakemans says...

I hope your dog makes a full recovery, but, since when do dogs have knees on their back legs? Baffling.
I hope your dog makes a full recovery, but, since when do dogs have knees on their back legs? Baffling. jakemans
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5:59pm Fri 14 Dec 12

pandorica says...

I am glad you are ok and i hope your poor dog will be too.
I am glad you are ok and i hope your poor dog will be too. pandorica
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8:08pm Fri 14 Dec 12

woodles2 says...

since when do you need knees to have arthritis ?
since when do you need knees to have arthritis ? woodles2
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8:25pm Fri 14 Dec 12

CDoug78 says...

Who said you need knees to have arthritis? I just said she will have arthritis in her knee now. It would be wonderful if people read things properly!
Who said you need knees to have arthritis? I just said she will have arthritis in her knee now. It would be wonderful if people read things properly! CDoug78
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10:52am Sun 16 Dec 12

veeco1 says...

jakemans wrote:
I hope your dog makes a full recovery, but, since when do dogs have knees on their back legs? Baffling.
Really?? Of course they have knees, and yes, on their back legs too!

I hope you and your dog are okay and heal soon CDoug78
[quote][p][bold]jakemans[/bold] wrote: I hope your dog makes a full recovery, but, since when do dogs have knees on their back legs? Baffling.[/p][/quote]Really?? Of course they have knees, and yes, on their back legs too! I hope you and your dog are okay and heal soon CDoug78 veeco1
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11:42pm Sun 16 Dec 12

itsclaw says...

The claw is unimpressed
The claw is unimpressed itsclaw
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6:04am Tue 18 Dec 12

drainman says...

jakemans wrote:
I hope your dog makes a full recovery, but, since when do dogs have knees on their back legs? Baffling.
What a arsehole you are, get a life.
[quote][p][bold]jakemans[/bold] wrote: I hope your dog makes a full recovery, but, since when do dogs have knees on their back legs? Baffling.[/p][/quote]What a arsehole you are, get a life. drainman
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1:35pm Wed 19 Dec 12

battboy77 says...

drainman......what a complete twonk you are, get a life you complete and utter loser.....giggidy giggidy goo
drainman......what a complete twonk you are, get a life you complete and utter loser.....giggidy giggidy goo battboy77
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