Dagenham mother’s appeal to witness to come forward after collision

PUBLISHED: 14:13 10 July 2013 | UPDATED: 10:53 11 July 2013

Koreen is appealing for a witness to her accident to come forward.

Koreen is appealing for a witness to her accident to come forward.


A mother of two who was involved in a collision is appealing to an eye witness to come forward.

Koreen Samuel, 26, who lives in Page Close, Dagenham, was involved in the incident on Sunday June 23.

She was walking along Parsloes Avenue towards Dagenham Heathway when it occurred.

She said: “When I reached the junction at Barnmead Road at 10.45pm there was a car in the distance, not indicating to turn.

“I walked into the road and was a few steps in when the same car, a silver Passat, indicated right and swung towards Barnmead Road.

“The car continued to drive towards me. There was long enough for me to think ‘He looks like he’s going to drive into me, he is going to drive into me’. I actually thought it was someone deliberately running into me.

“He hit me when I was in the middle of the road and drove a small distance with me on his bonnet and stopped eventually. I landed away from the car, on my back and scraped my right arm.”

As she shouted at the driver, a pedestrian approached telling her he had seen the incident and asked if she was OK.

A passing police car stopped and officers asked Koreen if she was injured. When she said she was just shocked, the officers told her there was no need to report the incident.

Koreen subsequently reported the incident at Dagenham East Police station but has learnt that officers at the roadside had no record of the witness.

She is now trying to trace the eye-witness, an Asian man in his early to mid 20s, around 5’11’’ who was wearing a navy hooded tracksuit.

She is hoping he can help take what she believes is a dangerous driver off the road.

Koreen said: “Right now, there is a dangerous driver out there, thinking he has got away with almost killing me.”

A spokeswoman for the police said: “Anyone who witnessed this incident or can assist Police with identifying the driver of the vehicle should contact Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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