Daughter of hit and run victim appeals for help

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THE heartbroken daughter of a man killed in a hit-and-run collision outside his house has issued an appeal for information to help police catch the motorist involved.

Peter Topping, aged 56, of Cooperative Street, Goldthorpe, Rotherham, died after he was hit by a car which failed to stop at the scene of the collision.

He was already lying in the road when the car hit him.

His 29-year-old daughter, Ashleigh Topping, said: “I am anxious to find out what happened to my dad, Peter Topping.

“He was a lovely man and I miss him terribly.

“If anyone knows anything about how he died, I’d urge you to contact the police.”

Police said the collision happened at around 8.25pm on Thursday, December 29.

Neighbours said he had been out celebrating his birthday on the day he was killed.

They rushed out to help him after he was discovered lying seriously injured in the road.

Residents gave him first aid at the scene, taking advice from an ambulance service call handler, until paramedics arrived to take over.

The car involved in the collision is believed to have driven off along Cooperative Street and turned right into Doncaster Road.

Anyone who saw Mr Topping lying in the road, witneses the impact itself or who was in the car that hit Mr Topping should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident 779 of December 29.

Crimestoppers can also be called on 0800 555111.