Elderly driver sought after 4x4 badly damaged another car

Bournemouth Echo: Elderly driver sought after 4x4 badly damaged another car Elderly driver sought after 4x4 badly damaged another car

POLICE are hunting an elderly driver who badly damaged another car and drove off without leaving contact details.

The woman was driving a green 4x4 when she collided with a silver Peugeot 306 on Friday May 9 outside the Post Office on Gillingham High Street.

Police say the collision caused “significant damage” to the front of the Peugeot. The 4x4 driver got out of the car and checked the damage before driving off.

Police Constable Mike Henstridge, of Gillingham police, said: “I am appealing for anyone who may have seen this incident to contact Dorset Police.

“I also encourage the driver involved in the collision to do the right thing and speak with us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should ring Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident 09:282, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Comments (11)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

10:24am Fri 16 May 14

Huey says...

I hope the catch the callous old woman and take her licence off her and make her pay for the damage.
I hope the catch the callous old woman and take her licence off her and make her pay for the damage. Huey
  • Score: 21

11:14am Fri 16 May 14

Franks Tank says...

Compulsory registration of vehicles didn't stop this then did it?
Compulsory registration of vehicles didn't stop this then did it? Franks Tank
  • Score: 9

12:04pm Fri 16 May 14

SimonThomson says...

...and people blame young people for bad driving!!! Catch her and throw the book at her.
...and people blame young people for bad driving!!! Catch her and throw the book at her. SimonThomson
  • Score: 24

1:06pm Fri 16 May 14

P Barker says...

Any bets when caught she's let off with no charge
Any bets when caught she's let off with no charge P Barker
  • Score: 17

2:59pm Fri 16 May 14

PUZZLED ONE says...

How do the police know that the driver was elderly?
How do the police know that the driver was elderly? PUZZLED ONE
  • Score: 3

3:16pm Fri 16 May 14

madras says...

PUZZLED ONE wrote:
How do the police know that the driver was elderly?
''The 4x4 driver got out of the car and checked the damage before driving off.

So I assume someone witnessed this - and saw that the woman was, by their definition, 'elderly'
[quote][p][bold]PUZZLED ONE[/bold] wrote: How do the police know that the driver was elderly?[/p][/quote]''The 4x4 driver got out of the car and checked the damage before driving off. So I assume someone witnessed this - and saw that the woman was, by their definition, 'elderly' madras
  • Score: 10

4:31pm Fri 16 May 14

Tig says...

It always amazes me that none of the witnesses ever appear to write down the number plate. It would save a lot of time and effort!
It always amazes me that none of the witnesses ever appear to write down the number plate. It would save a lot of time and effort! Tig
  • Score: 16

5:18pm Fri 16 May 14

Lewcee says...

Not much hope anyone in Poole or Bournemouth knows the driver involved in this incident, in a "Town" of circa 12,000, more than 35 miles away from the square in Bournemouth. If there are any Policemen left in that area, should be easy to check out all the "Elderly 4X4 drivers". Better give yourself up, love, they're coming for you.
Not much hope anyone in Poole or Bournemouth knows the driver involved in this incident, in a "Town" of circa 12,000, more than 35 miles away from the square in Bournemouth. If there are any Policemen left in that area, should be easy to check out all the "Elderly 4X4 drivers". Better give yourself up, love, they're coming for you. Lewcee
  • Score: 4

5:53pm Fri 16 May 14

nickynoodah says...

elderly refers to age 55 and over. you know
elderly refers to age 55 and over. you know nickynoodah
  • Score: -4

7:43am Sat 17 May 14

djd says...

nickynoodah wrote:
elderly refers to age 55 and over. you know
Speak for yourself!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: elderly refers to age 55 and over. you know[/p][/quote]Speak for yourself!!!!! djd
  • Score: 4

10:31am Sun 18 May 14

JackJohnson says...

Lewcee wrote:
Not much hope anyone in Poole or Bournemouth knows the driver involved in this incident, in a "Town" of circa 12,000, more than 35 miles away from the square in Bournemouth. If there are any Policemen left in that area, should be easy to check out all the "Elderly 4X4 drivers". Better give yourself up, love, they're coming for you.
It shouldn't be difficult to find her. It's widely known that elderly drivers never drive more than 2 miles from home.

It should also be easy to check on everyone who normally collects their pension from Gillingham post office.

;-)

I'm also curious about why you place quotes around the word town. Do you think Gillingham isn't really a town, but you are unable to find a word which, in your imagination, describes it more accurately? Rhetorical question. I don't really care whether you answer or not.
[quote][p][bold]Lewcee[/bold] wrote: Not much hope anyone in Poole or Bournemouth knows the driver involved in this incident, in a "Town" of circa 12,000, more than 35 miles away from the square in Bournemouth. If there are any Policemen left in that area, should be easy to check out all the "Elderly 4X4 drivers". Better give yourself up, love, they're coming for you.[/p][/quote]It shouldn't be difficult to find her. It's widely known that elderly drivers never drive more than 2 miles from home. It should also be easy to check on everyone who normally collects their pension from Gillingham post office. ;-) I'm also curious about why you place quotes around the word town. Do you think Gillingham isn't really a town, but you are unable to find a word which, in your imagination, describes it more accurately? Rhetorical question. I don't really care whether you answer or not. JackJohnson
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree