A Dundee woman says she is in “shock” after a vehicle careered into her car in a suspected hit-and-run.
Stephanie Donaghy said she was hit by the red Vauxhall Corsa at around 3pm on Wednesday at the junction of Frederick Street and Camperdown Road in Downfield.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have come spotted the driver, described as wearing a dark jumper with dark hair and glasses, after he nearly crashed head-on into another woman who was pregnant.
Stephanie, 37, from Kirkton said: “It’s really scary – I have never been in an accident before. I was coming back from the doctors and coming down Camperdown Road towards Strathmartine Road when a car came out from Frederick Street as I was coming to the junction.
“The impact of it caused my wheel to basically come off and the main body and driver side of my car is ruined.
“I soon realised he was not going to stop and kept on driving. He just sped off.
“When he got to the crossroads at Strathmartine Road, other cars had to put their brakes on. There were bits falling off his car and he had smoke coming out the back but he kept going at speed during the school run time.
“When I got out to call the police, my legs were like jelly and my hands were shaking.”
Another woman involved in the incident was heavily pregnant at the time and is understood to have gone into hospital to give birth today.
Stephanie, a sport and fitness student, had only bought her Range Rover in November.
She said: “My car had to get uplifted by the police and I don’t expect to get it back any time soon because of the damage,” she said.
“Thank God I didn’t have my three-year-old daughter in the car. Police told me I was lucky I was in a Range Rover instead of a smaller car because I could have been badly hurt. My partner had to take me out for a drive because he was worried about how shaken I was and if I would be able to drive again.”
A police spokeswoman said: “We are investigating a minor road traffic collision which happened at the junction of Frederick Street and Camperdown Road at around 3pm on Wednesday. A white Range Rover and a small red car, possibly a Vauxhall Corsa or similar, collided causing damage to both cars.
“Fortunately no one was injured, however the driver of the red car left the area and needs to be traced.”
Anyone with information should call 101 or speak to a police officer.