Driver Runs Over OAP With Walker Stops And Does It Again

Story By: Koen BerghuisSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

Video Credit: CEN/@peter.dudok

This is the moment a heartless motorist runs over a female OAP with a walker, stops to check what has happened only to drive over the woman again when fleeing.

The incident happened in the evening hours in Breda, a city in the province of North Brabant in the south of the Netherlands.

The CCTV footage shows the 79-year-old female pensioner walking on the pavement using a walker after she visited her daughter.

When she crosses the street and is almost at the other side of the road, a car arrives and turns right, heading straight towards her on the wrong side of the road, hitting the OAP and driving over her.

The car driver is seen stopping to check what has happened as they seem to realise they have hit someone.

Shockingly, the driver does not give first aid but is seen driving off again, driving once more over the woman as the car is visibly seen on the footage veering up. 

A police spokesman said: “We are foremost trying to find the person who hit the woman and drove off. That is the most severe criminal act.”

Another car can be seen approaching the scene at the end of the clip and the police spokesman said: “This car driver can be a useful witness. We can then also check whether this person might also have committed a criminal act.”

The CCTV images come from the house of Peter Dudok – who was one of the first at the accident scene to help the OAP.

Dudok said “She crosses the street in the street lights and nearly reaches the other side. The driver stops, steers right, and then drives over her once more.”

He said he heard sounds from the street and immediately went to check what was going on.

As Dudok is a nurse he immediately performed first aid.

He said: “There were already a few people helping out. She was taken from the street and seated on a chair. She had a big, bleeding head injury. It is unfortunate that they took her from the street. I always say: move every victim the least possible amount. But they were just unaware of that.”

The woman was rushed to the hospital where she was diagnosed with injuries to her head, pelvis and eye socket.

The woman’s daughter, Anette van Uytrecht, said that her mother is still in a critical condition.

Van Uytrecht said: “She will have surgery as soon as possible. But we still have to see whether she will ever fully recover.”

Dudok told Central European News (CEN) that according to the latest information the car which ran over the OAP is “most likely a Fiat Punto”, and he hopes the culprit will be caught as soon as possible for the sake of the victim’s family.

He said: “It will give the family better peace of mind.”

Investigations are ongoing.

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Picture Credit: CEN & CEN/@peter.dudok

Koen Berghuis

Editor of DACHS / Benelux desk for Central European News, roving correspondent with a penchant for travel, culture, geopolitics, history and the in-depth story behind the headlines.

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