Terrifying moment hit-and-run driver clips six-month-old baby’s pram on zebra crossing after refusing to slow down
- Kelly Pegg, 33, was almost mowed down while pushing her six-month-old baby
- Footage shows the moment mother and baby avoid a near-death by just inches
- Incident occurred at a zebra crossing on Cullercoats seafront in North Tyneside
Horrifying footage shows the moment a mother and her baby are almost mowed down after a careless driver failed to stop at a zebra crossing.
Kelly Pegg, 33, had been pushing her six-month-old baby in its pram on a walk with a friend on Cullercoats seafront in North Tyneside when a speeding car clipped the pram.
Shocking CCTV footage of the incident shows the moment the black vehicle, with a roof rack, continues to drive towards the crossing without slowing down despite the pedestrians in the road.
After clipping the front end of the pushchair the car is seen driving off without hesitation, leaving the two women extremely distressed and shaken.
Thankfully none of the pedestrians were hurt during the incident, which took place at around 1.30pm on Thursday, November 19.
Ms Pegg 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 people around us were just as shocked. I was so worried that my baby had been hurt but thankfully we were all okay.’
Kelly Pegg, 33, had been pushing her six-month-old baby in its pram on a walk with a friend on Cullercoats seafront in North Tyneside when a speeding car clipped the pram
The mother says she has not left the house since the incident and will now be avoiding the area where she used to love walking entirely.
Mr Pegg added: ‘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. It’s a real shame as it is one of our favourite stretches by the sea to visit.’
The mother consented to the release of the footage in the hopes of tracing the driver.
Thankfully none of the pedestrians were hurt during the incident, which took place at around 1.30pm on Thursday, November 19
The mother consented to the release of the footage in the hopes of tracing the driver
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 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.’
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