Time to think of the family

Bournemouth Echo: Time to think of the family Time to think of the family

SOMEONE must know. Someone other than the killer driver.

Today marks three weeks since the appalling death of Chris Colegate who was struck by a car as he crossed the road. Mr Colegate’s wife and daughters have pleaded for the person responsible to come forward, but so far no-one has. Rewards have also been offered. The police appear to have no significant leads, unless there is something they are not saying.

The driver fled the scene and may not have given so much as a second thought to the family.

It’s time he or she did.

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12:39pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Turtlebay says...

It is possible that the driver is unaware of his or her involvement. I don't know the facts but it's possible a vehicle could have clipped the man without realising it just as it's usual to clip hedges and bushes on our roads these days because the councils refuse to trim them back behind the line of the edge of the road.
Hitting such a bush, hedge or branch is a small thump, usually to the nearside and many drivers have grown blase abut such minor occurances.

I was talking to a group of lorry drivers yesterday who were all remarking on their broken wing mirrors from hitting such invisible obstructions.

If the councils and landowners were responsible enough to trim their vegetation, such collisions wouldn't happen and then if one did hear a thump, drivers would know to stop and investigate.

Sorry to the family for their sad loss but it's neccesary for them to know why a driver may not have realised they'd hit the gentleman concerned.
It is possible that the driver is unaware of his or her involvement. I don't know the facts but it's possible a vehicle could have clipped the man without realising it just as it's usual to clip hedges and bushes on our roads these days because the councils refuse to trim them back behind the line of the edge of the road. Hitting such a bush, hedge or branch is a small thump, usually to the nearside and many drivers have grown blase abut such minor occurances. I was talking to a group of lorry drivers yesterday who were all remarking on their broken wing mirrors from hitting such invisible obstructions. If the councils and landowners were responsible enough to trim their vegetation, such collisions wouldn't happen and then if one did hear a thump, drivers would know to stop and investigate. Sorry to the family for their sad loss but it's neccesary for them to know why a driver may not have realised they'd hit the gentleman concerned. Turtlebay

1:33pm Thu 9 Jan 14

losthope says...

Well put and thanks for keeping it in people's minds. As you say, someone must know, and they have to be found before they hurt anyone else.
Well put and thanks for keeping it in people's minds. As you say, someone must know, and they have to be found before they hurt anyone else. losthope

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