Police Release CCTV Image of Hit-and-Run Van
Five-year-old still recovering in hospital after 4 weeks
Police are releasing a CCTV image of a van that they would like to trace in connection with a fail-to-stop traffic collision in Acton.
Rachel was walking with her older brother, her sister and cousins when hit by the van. Her brother reportedly spotted the van speeding towards the crossing and managed to pull the other children to safety. Rachel was taken to the Central Middlesex hospital suffering multiple injuries and then later on to Great Ormond St.
Residents living close-by made an impassioned plea to Councillors and residents at the Acton Area Committee last week. They say the area is an accident blackspot. An elderly resident, Rose Cleary, was killed nearby on November 17th, only three weeks after Rachel was injured. The situation could become worse after permission was recently granted for a bus depot to be sited which would worse traffic in the area.
November 27, 2007