World News

BMW driver runs over elderly woman on zebra crossing in sickening footage

Disturbing CCTV shows a BMW driver knocking down an elderly woman while she was using a zebra crossing in Birmingham.

In the clip, recorded in Lozells Road on April 10, the victim, aged in her 80s, is struck by the BMW as it turns into the road.

After knocking the woman down, the driver fails to stop at the scene, according to West Midlands Police.

Footage shows the vehicle – which is dark except for a distinctive white-coloured left wing mirror – continue driving while the woman lies in the road.

A person walking on the side of the street appears to spot what has happened and rush over.

The elderly woman is still being treated in hospital following injuries to her foot and head.

Police said they tried to locate the driver, but the person who registered the car is believed to have given a false name and address, meaning they are unable to trace them.

There is now a public appeal for information leading to the identity of the driver.

PC Jordan Keen, from the Traffic Investigation Unit, said: "We are urgently appealing for anyone who recognises this man or who was in the area at the time and has dashcam footage or who has not yet come forward.

Get latest news headlines delivered free

Want all the latest shocking news and views from all over the world straight into your inbox?

We've got the best royal scoops, crime dramas and breaking stories – all delivered in that Daily Star style you love.

Our great newsletters will give you all you need to know, from hard news to that bit of glamour you need every day. They'll drop straight into your inbox and you can unsubscribe whenever you like.

You can sign up here – you won't regret it…

"This man clearly showed no regard for the elderly woman he knocked down before callously driving away.

"The car has a distinctive white left wing mirror, so someone must recognise the car or know who the driver is.

"We are urging him to do the right thing, and hand himself in."

If anyone recognises him, or has any information, they are asked to contact West Midlands Police traffic department as soon as possible on or via live chat on their website or by calling 101 and quoting log number 2578 of 10/04/21.

Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source: Read Full Article