Police looking for Volkswagen Passat in connection with Basildon hit and run

First published in News Basildon Recorder: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

POLICE are looking for a dark coloured Volkswagen Passat in connection with a hit and run.

Martina Galvin, 33, suffered a number of horrific injuries after being run over near her home in Clay Hill Road, Basildon on Wednesday last week.

The accident happened at about 1.35pm near to the junction with Sunnedon while Miss Galvin, who suffers from autism was walking her Jack Russell.

The driver did not stop to help Miss Galvin.

Police have made a number of enquiries over the past week.

They are appealing for any mechanics who have repaired a Volkswagen Passet in the past week to get in touch.

Pc Jenny Pirie of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: "We are looking for a dark coloured Volkswagen Passatt which failed to stop at the scene.

“We are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may have repaired one in the last week which may have collision damage.”

Miss Galvin was flown by air ambulance to the specialist trauma unit in Romford following the accident.

She was transferred to the Royal London Hospital where she is undergoing operations to her legs.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Jenny Pirie at the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on Essex Police 101 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk. People can also leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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1:59pm Wed 11 Jun 14

MilesBond says...

Almost exclusively sales reps cars
Almost exclusively sales reps cars MilesBond
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3:30pm Wed 11 Jun 14

LexyGirl says...

What an absolute coward to just drive off and leave that poor woman like that.
I do so hope she recovers and that the person responsible for her horrific injuries is caught.
What an absolute coward to just drive off and leave that poor woman like that. I do so hope she recovers and that the person responsible for her horrific injuries is caught. LexyGirl
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4:36pm Wed 11 Jun 14

born and raised criminal says...

LexyGirl wrote:
What an absolute coward to just drive off and leave that poor woman like that.
I do so hope she recovers and that the person responsible for her horrific injuries is caught.
I very much doubt he will be caught. Cracking an investigation like this usually occurs within the first 24 hours, as witnesses caught the registration plate, and police simply then drive to the owners house and make the arrest. If I was this driver, i'd be keeping my car locked away so no one can see a damaged VW Passat, put two and two together, then call police. Then again, the car might not even have damage, and the owner may not even live in the Basildon area. It be difficult for an arrest now.
[quote][p][bold]LexyGirl[/bold] wrote: What an absolute coward to just drive off and leave that poor woman like that. I do so hope she recovers and that the person responsible for her horrific injuries is caught.[/p][/quote]I very much doubt he will be caught. Cracking an investigation like this usually occurs within the first 24 hours, as witnesses caught the registration plate, and police simply then drive to the owners house and make the arrest. If I was this driver, i'd be keeping my car locked away so no one can see a damaged VW Passat, put two and two together, then call police. Then again, the car might not even have damage, and the owner may not even live in the Basildon area. It be difficult for an arrest now. born and raised criminal
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