A black cab driver has been arrested following a hit and run on Sunday evening. The cab driver left a woman with serious head injuries after she was struck down in Chester Street.
A 55-year-old man has been arrested at his home in South Manchester on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He also faces charges for failing to stop at the scene of the collision. The unnamed man remained in police custody for questioning last night. Melissa Layla Lewis, 22, who is originally from London but moved to Manchester to undertake a Masters Degree, remains in a critical condition.
Melissa’s mother, Lynda Canning-Lewis, has revealed her appreciation of the immediate actions of a passer by. Lynda has praised the passer by for dialing 999 and fundamentally not moving Melissa, saying that it potentially saved her life. Melissa has also thanked the emergency and support services, she stated, “I’d also like to thank all the staff at the hospital and the university for their help and concern”.
Greater Manchester Police say that the taxi driver may have left the scene without knowing the extent of the injuries suffered by Melissa. Officers have been searching through hours of CCTV footage in order to determine the liable party and the Police are still insisting that they want to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision.