Appeal following fail to stop collision in Thornton-le-Moors. Date published: 17th May 2018 9.09am

Officers are appealing for witnesses following a fail to stop collision in Thornton-le-Moors.

At approximately 1pm on Tuesday 15 May a 19-year-old local girl was walking on Thornton Green Lane in Thornton-le-Moors when she was struck from behind by an unknown vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and continued driving towards the A5117 in the direction of Stanlow.

The impact of the collision caused the victim to fall to the floor and she was was left lying on a grass verge until a passing motorist stopped to assist her. As a result of the incident she sustained a sprained wrist, cuts and bruising.

PC Steven Holland said: “Enquiries in relation to this incident are currently ongoing and as part of my investigation I’m keen to hear from anyone who believes they have any information that could assist the investigation.

“While Thornton Green Lane is a rural road, the road does get quite busy as it’s often used as a cut through from the A56, Dunham on the Hill, through to the A5117, Stanlow.

“I’d also like to appeal directly to the motorist involved in the collision and ask them to come forward so we can progress with our enquiries.”

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 64747.