Young driver’s witness plea

Ashton motorist Hannah Davies with her damaged Fiat 500 following a road collision on Caroline Street

Ashton motorist Hannah Davies with her damaged Fiat 500 following a road collision on Caroline Street

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A TEENAGE driver is desperately asking for witnesses to a Wigan town centre road collision in which she was involved to come forward.

Hannah Davies, from Ashton, was involved in the incident when her white Fiat 500 and a BMW collided on Caroline Street at the junction with Chapel Street at around 2.20pm on Sunday.

Now we want to find the couple in the Mercedes to speak to them

The matter is now in the hands of the drivers’ insurance companies but Miss Davies’ version of events differs to that of the occupants of the BMW and she is now hoping to speak to other motorists who saw the collision.

Miss Davies, 18, is particularly keen to speak to a couple in a Mercedes which was behind her on the road when the incident occurred, saying she ended up with an incorrect phone number for them.

Her father Mark, 49, said: “Hannah was a bit shaken and the passenger of the other car spoke to the couple in the Mercedes, who had stopped, while she was exchanging details.

“I ended up speaking to the passenger in the BMW and he said he could produce witnesses who were prepared to testify in court to his version of events, but we’ve got photographs of the impact areas on Hannah’s car and his account simply doesn’t add up.

“Now we want to find the couple in the Mercedes as I rang the number Hannah had been given and it wasn’t them.”

Miss Davies said the couple in the Mercedes were probably in their 30s and spoke with a local accent.

The man had brown hair and the woman blonde.

She says she has received messages of support on Facebook and would particularly like to speak to the occupants of a dark-coloured car which was behind the BMW but which did not stop at the scene.

Mr Davies was also hoping to speak to a mobility shop on Caroline Street as he believed one of its CCTV cameras was pointing in the right direction to record the incident.

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