Dad’s plea as daughter injured in hit-and-run in Whitehaven

by Drew Sandelands

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A worried father whose daughter was left badly bruised after a hit-and-run incident is urging anyone who might have seen the incident to come forward.

Chloe Glendinning, 19, was hit by a vehicle on Duke Street, Whitehaven, in the early hours of Sunday.

Her father Ian’s plea for help identifying the car has been shared more than 600 times on Facebook.

Miss Glendinning, of Frizington, had been on a night out with friends when the accident occurred.

Cumbria Police are also calling for any witnesses to get in contact to aid with their investigation.

Mr Glendinning said: “I was waiting to pick her up when her friend called me. There were people looking after her until the ambulance arrived.

“We thought she might have broken her legs or her pelvis, but thankfully she’s only badly bruised. She’s in severe pain.”

His daughter was taken to hospital and is now recovering at home.

“She was really upset – she couldn’t believe he’d done it and just left her,” he said.

“The police were there and trying to get people to say if they had seen anything.

“We know it was a white car. If anyone has any information at all then please come forward.”

In his Facebook post, he said: “Thankfully Chloe is fine apart from severe bruising, but at the time she was lying on the floor and the street was full of people.

“Someone must have seen something.”

Miss Glendinning took to social media to thank everyone who looked after her after the incident.

Anyone with information can contact the police by calling 101 quoting log number 31 of June 4.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 3:49PM
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