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Police renew appeal to trace driver after Ilford collision left 42-year-old with serious injuries

PUBLISHED: 08:07 11 April 2016 | UPDATED: 08:07 11 April 2016

Police have renewed an appeal to trace driver of a car dark-coloured Vauxhall Vectra, as part of the one-year anniversary of a fail to stop collision on Winston Way, Ilford

Police have renewed an appeal to trace driver of a car dark-coloured Vauxhall Vectra, as part of the one-year anniversary of a fail to stop collision on Winston Way, Ilford

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Police are renewing an appeal for information to help trace the driver of a car, who did not stop after hitting a 42-year-old woman, leaving her with serious injuries.

Vida Mensah-Andani, of Ilford, has still not fully recovered after she was hit by car, when walking on a pedestrian crossing outside Easygym, Winston Way, Ilford, at 1.48am on April 11, 2015.

The driver of the car did not stop at the scene and drove off along Winston Way towards Seven Kings.

Detectives have released a CCTV image of a car, a dark coloured Vauxhall Vectra, they want to trace as part of the anniversary appeal of the collision.

At the time, Ms Mensah-Andani, a mother of three, was taken to an east London hospital, where she was treated for serious head injuries.

One year on, the incident is still affecting her day-to-day life and she walks with a walking aid, has ongoing headaches and finds it almost impossible to travel alone.

This has led to the loss of her job.

Police are also keen to speak to the driver of a silver Audi, who maybe able to assist with the investigation, as the car was in the area at the time of the collision.

Det Sgt Helen Lambert, of the serious collision investigation unit, said: “This collision has left a mother of three young children with life-changing injuries.

“A year after the incident she is still suffering and has been unable to live as she did. This collision has had a massive emotional impact on her work and family life.

“I am appealing for the driver of the vehicle, or those who may know who was driving at the time of the collision, to come forward and speak to police and help us with our inquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the serious collision investigation unit on 020 8597 4874 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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