Appeal to help find hit and run driver

Dean Craven was the victim of a hit and run - he was clipped by a wing mirror as he waited to get into his car in London Road.

Dean Craven was the victim of a hit and run - he was clipped by a wing mirror as he waited to get into his car in London Road.

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A DELIVERY driver was left battered and bruised after falling victim to a hit and run.

Dean Craven had been standing next to his car in Spalding’s London Road when he was clipped by the wing mirror of a car as it drove past.

Dean’s wife Terrie claims the driver was talking on his mobile phone and she has launched her own investigation to try to track him down.

As well as appealing for witnesses through the Lincolnshire Free Press she has also called round garages to see if they have been called upon to fix a black BMW with a missing wing mirror.

She said: “I saw the car clip Dean as it sped past.

“I quickly got and it was obvious he was in shock, with his arm just hanging by his side.

“The car’s wing mirror was in the road.

“He was quite lucky. If he had been any smaller the impact could have pulled him under the car, and at the hospital they told us that if the wing mirror had hit him just a little bit higher it would have smahed his shoulder and needed pins.

“As it was he suffered some internal bleeding and bruising and was quite shaken up by it, but I dread to think what could have happened if it had been one of the children.”

Terrie’s children, aged ten, five and two, were also in the car.

She added: “My eldest lost his dad in 2006 and he was quite upset and said ‘that was a bit close, mum’.

“I just want to try to trace this driver so he can say sorry to to make sure he realises how dangerous his actions were.

“He could quite easily have killed someone.”

The accident happened on Wednesday, August 15, between 1.30pm and 2pm.

Police are still investigating the incident, which they are classifying as a hit and run, and are looking at CCTV images from the nearby BP petrol station on Little London.

Terrie has also appealed for information on Facebook, but says without a registration plate has so far had no success.

She said: “I really want him to be found because next time it could be a lot more serious.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting incident 236 of August 15.