Police stop cars in bid to track down hit-and-run driver in Colburn

MAKING INQUIRIES: Police stopping vehicles on Saturday

MAKING INQUIRIES: Police stopping vehicles on Saturday

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POLICE hunting a hit-and-run driver who left a mother for dead have questioned motorists at the spot where she was knocked down.

On the evening of Saturday, January 26, Rosina Seabright was left fighting for her life when she was hit by a car and left lying in the road at Colburn, near Catterick in North Yorkshire.

A witness reported seeing a car speeding in the residential area, before hearing a loud bang and shortly afterwards finding Ms Seabright lying at the side of the road, barely breathing.

It is believed the mother-of-two suffered fractures to her ribs, pelvis and jaw.

A week on from the incident (February 2), police stationed themselves on Forest Drive, where the accident happened, and carried out stop checks on all the vehicles passing through between 9.30pm and 11.30pm.

Traffic Constable Tony Leonard, who supervised the road checks, said: “The checks were carried out in a bid to jog the memories of anyone who may have been passing though the area on the night of the collision.

“The victim remains in a serious condition in hospital and it is vital that we find out who was responsible and anyone with information is urged to contact us as a matter of urgency.

“I am also appealing to anyone who knows who is responsible and may be covering up for them, please do the right thing and contact the police. It is only a matter of time before we catch up with them.”

Ms Seabright was taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, where she remains in a serious, but stable condition.

Police are appealing for the driver of the small dark-coloured car and anyone else who was in the area at the time of the incident to contact them urgently. They are also trying to find the driver of a light-coloured car which was seen to swerve to avoid the woman lying in the road.

Officers are also appealing to any garages who have been asked to repair a small dark-coloured car with collision damage that might have been caused by hitting a pedestrian.

Officers are also using social media to assist the enquiry with a series of tweets and a Facebook appeal.

Earlier in the week, police delivered leaflets to 300 homes in the Colburn area to try and find information.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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