Search for hit and run driver who killed grandfather Chris Colegate continues (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Search for hit and run driver who killed grandfather Chris Colegate continues
12:00pm Thursday 6th March 2014 in News
POLICE are still looking for the hit and run driver who killed grandfather Chris Colegate before Christmas.
Mr Colegate was found seriously injured at the junction of Darby’s Lane and Heath Avenue in Poole on the evening of Friday December 13.
The 69-year-old was on his way to Oakdale Conservative Club when the incident happened.
His family have made heartfelt pleas for information that could lead police to the driver but to no avail.
His wife Freda and daughters Natasha Motton and Rachel Hayward said it felt like “the world stopped” when he died.
Rachel told the Daily Echo later: “7.25pm is an awful time every Friday for all of us. You find yourself having virtual walks down the road and imagining what might have happened.”
She added: “This person has left a man with a catalogue of horrendous injuries lying in the road. They must feel some guilt.”
Rewards of £2,000 have been offered for information that leads police to the driver.
Four weeks after the collision, officers spent a Friday evening manning checkpoints on all four roads leading from the junction where Mr Colegate was hit, asking every driver if they had seen anything that night.
Police later issued a picture of a silver BMW 3 Series whose driver they believed may have witnessed the collision. They stressed the driver was not a suspect.
Rewards of £2,000 have been offered for information that leads police to the hit-and-run driver.
Anyone with information should ring police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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