Neighbours battled to help dying man

Floral tributes on Cooperative Street in Goldthorpe outside the property of Peter Topping who was fatally injured following a hit and run outside his house
Floral tributes on Cooperative Street in Goldthorpe outside the property of Peter Topping who was fatally injured following a hit and run outside his house
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NEIGHBOURS of a man killed in a hit and run collision battled to revive him as he lay dying in the road outside their homes.

Peter Topping, aged 56, of Cooperative Street, Goldthorpe, Rotherham, died a week ago today.

He was found lying in the road outside his terrace house after being struck by a car which failed to stop at the scene.

Neighbours who discovered his body battled to revive him but he could not be saved.

An ambulance service call handler told residents how to try to help Mr Topping until paramedics arrived.

Neighbour Charmaine Ivermee, a mum-of-one, said: “All I heard was shouting outside and when I came out there were people running up and down the street.

“There was also somebody with a phone to their ear talking to the ambulance service and getting instructions on what to do.

“It is really shocking for something like this to happen right outside where you live.

“I can’t believe that somebody would crash into him and then drive off.”

Floral tributes have been left outside Mr Topping’s home.

One from his grieving daughter reads: “Dad, I’ll miss you always and love you forever.”