Sheffield family 'lucky to be alive' after head on hit and run

A one-year-old girl and a key worker were both in the car when it was hit by an oncoming ‘speeding’ vehicle on a Sheffield road.

Monday, 30th March 2020, 9:40 pm

The driver and passenger then fled the scene said dad Ryan Sellars who was taking his partner to work at a care home.

The 30-year-old from Woodhouse was making the journey last night, Friday March, 27 at 7.40pm when he was driving up Normanton Hill.

He said: “We were the only car on the road then this car come flying over the hill, weaving across the road and obviously speeding and coming straight at us.

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A picture following the crash on Normanton Hill taken by driver Ryan Sellars

“I was driving with my partner Cady Smith and our little girl, who is only one, and at that moment I thought it really was the end and we were all going to die. All I could think of was my daugther and just wanting to keep her safe.”

Thankfully the car hit a stone wall which slowed it down before it hit Ryan’s car, he said.

“The driver and the passenger both just got out of the car and ran.”

No one was seriously hurt in the smash but now the adrenaline has worn off Ryan says he has a sore head and is sore and battered.

A picture following the crash on Normanton Hill taken by driver Ryan Sellars

He said: “The adrenaline has worn off now and we’ve realised just how close it was and we really feel lucky to be alive today, it could have been a very different story if the car didn’t hit the wall first.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “There was a two vehicle road traffic collision on Normanton Hill last night, just before 7.45pm The three occupants in one of the vehicles are not believed to be seriously injured. The driver and the passenger of the offending vehicle left on foot. Police believe they know who they are and are still investigating what happened.”

Ryan added: “The roads are much quieter at the minute and I think the idiots are seeing the quieter roads as a time to go out and drive like a numpties so I just want everyone to be careful out there as you don’t know who you might be sharing the road with.”