Today’s columnist, Veronca Clark: I hope that karma catches up with this hit-and-run rat

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I’d like to use this week’s column to write an open letter to the ‘driver’ who ploughed into the side of my car, causing £2,000 worth of damage, before fleeing the scene.

I was driving along Stadium Way, heading away from Keepmoat Stadium, when you came tearing off the roundabout (and around the corner) in your silver car, like a bat out of hell.

Unfortunately, you couldn’t control your car and veered over onto the wrong side of the road where you promptly smashed into (and along the length of) my red VW Beetle, kindly taking my wing mirror with you. You may recall that I stopped but you kept going. In fact, you positively sped away.

I was unable to turn in the road because I was facing the roundabout, so I went around it and tried to catch you up. I’m so sorry I missed you (and your number plate registration).

I asked a couple if they’d seen you, but they hadn’t, because, like the rat you clearly are, you’d gone into hiding.

I was still shaking when the woman told me to report it to the police as a hit and run, and that’s when the severity of it dawned on me. Thankfully, for you, I don’t suffer from a bad heart, and I wasn’t carrying a baby or young children in the back. Not that you gave that or me a second thought as you roared off in your (hopefully) severely damaged car.

You’ll be glad to know that Doncaster police were amazing. In particular, I’d like to thank the two officers at College Road, who went looking for you, and radioed their colleagues to keep an eye out. But I would like to say thanks, because, like Cinderella, you left something at the scene – a vital chunk of your car’s bodywork. I took it to a mechanic, who tells me you were driving a silver Peugeot (the little lion logo gave you away), possibly a 206.

Unlike Cinderella, however, it won’t be Prince Charming knocking at your door, but the police. You see, we hope the CCTV cameras captured your getaway. You also lost a wing mirror on the driver’s side. I hope it costs a small fortune to repair your car, and you have to explain this damage to someone who, unlike you, has a conscience and reports it. I told the police there were no witnesses. In a way, I’m glad, because you probably would’ve killed them. In the meantime, I do hope that karma comes and bites you very hard on the bum.

If you have any information on the above accident, which happened at approximately 2.35pm on Monday, June 8, please contact South Yorkshire police quoting collision reference number: A/802/2015

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