Mercedes driver mowed down man on pavement and fled

A driver has admitted mounting the pavement in Derby, striking a pedestrian and fleeing the scene.

Lee Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to causing serious injury through dangerous driving when he appeared at Derby Crown Court.

The short hearing was told how the 38-year-old handed himself into police the day after the collision when a photographs of the car he was driving was put out as part of a police appeal.

Judge Nirmal Shant QC, Honorary Recorder of Derby, adjourned the sentencing hearing until next month and handed the defendant bail.

The incident happened at at around 1pm on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, when a then 27-year-old man was walking along the pavement of Bold Lane and a car driven by the defendant mounted the pavement and struck him.

Kilpatrick, of Surrey Crescent, West Bromwich, near Birmingham, left the scene in the silver Mercedes C180 coupe car.

Police at the scene in Bold Lane
Police at the scene in Bold Lane

Sarah Slater, prosecuting, said: “It was a short-lived incident, he was on the pavement for around three seconds but there was a significant risk of danger.

“He handed himself after there was an appeal from the police to find out who the driver was.”

The extent of the injuries the man the defendant’s car collided with was not revealed at this week’s court hearing.

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Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News