A mum has relived the moment a careless driver hit her baby's pram on a zebra crossing and then fled from the scene, as shown in a horrifying video.
CCTV footage captured the moment a motorist drove towards two women and a baby in a pram outside Bill's Fish Shop in Cullercoats, Northumberland, Chronicle Live reports.
The driver then hits the front of the pram, causing its wheels to spin and leaving the baby's mum so terrified she has not been out since.
The footage, taken at around 1.30pm on Thursday, November 19, shows a car approaching the two women – one pushing a pram – as they walked over the pedestrian crossing.
The black vehicle continues to drive towards the crossing without slowing down, clipping the front end of the pushchair before driving off, leaving the mother and her friend extremely distressed.
The baby's mother, Kelly Pegg, consented to the release of the footage in the hopes of tracing the driver.
The 33-year-old said: "I was in total shock and disbelief – I couldn’t get it out of my head thinking what the outcome would have been if we were a couple of steps ahead.
"The pram wheel spun around after it was hit – I would just never expect a car to hit me on a pedestrian crossing when they are meant to be safe for us to use.
"I haven’t been out since it happened but when I do I’ll avoid the area after that awful experience we had there."
Investigating officer PC David Bew of Northumbria Police added: "This was a horrific ordeal for the two women to have endured.
"They were almost two-thirds of the way over the pedestrian crossing when the car appeared and clipped the pram and nearly hit them.
"This would have been a lot worse if it had occurred a few seconds later.
"We are releasing this footage to try and identify the driver and also to show what could happen if you don’t pay enough attention to the roads.
"We will not tolerate dangerous or careless driving on our roads and anyone found to be driving like this will be dealt with robustly.
"We are asking anyone who was in the area at the time to check any pictures or videos, or dashcam footage as they might have unknowingly captured the car."
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log 630 211120 or email [email protected]
Alternatively, you can report to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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