Boy left injured by hit and run driver
A driver pleaded guilty today to driving without due care and attention, leaving the scene and failing to report a collision leaving a 14 year old boy injured at the scene.
Daniel Rogers was knocked down in the collision on Greenhill Avenue in Sheffield on 14 October. He suffered a fractured leg and was knocked briefly unconscious. His parents are being vigilant in keeping an eye on any potential post head injury problems. He has returned to school, but has had to have further time off recently with pain in his leg and fatigue.
Sheffield Magistrates Court heard how Mrs Fozia Matloob's car hit Daniel but she immediately fled the scene and failed to report the collision.
Daniel's father Mr Paul Rogers said: "We are delighted that Mrs Matloob has pleaded guilty and we can now move on as justice will prevail. We are very upset at Mrs Matloob's actions in leaving the scene and we are just thankful that Daniel is ok. Hopefully by highlighting our son's case we can help prevent other families having to go through the same thing and we encourage more drivers to stop and think about what they have done."
Kate Petchey, a solicitor with Irwin Mitchell representing the Rogers family, said: "This is a very sad case of a driver fleeing an accident and leaving a victim injured at the scene. Thankfully Daniel has been able to start getting on with his life but others may not be so lucky and some driver's attitudes have to change."