Crash driver flees leaving female passenger injured

Aftermath of crash in Cottenham

Aftermath of crash in Cottenham - Credit: Supplied

A car took out bollards, crashed into a wall and the driver fled. 

His female passenger was treated at the scene and later taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. 

The crash happened in High Street, Cottenham near the Co-op store last night (Sunday).  

Emergency services were called and the road was blocked while fire crews dealt with the incident.  

A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Police said: “A search for the driver was carried out by officers and an investigation is ongoing.  

“No arrests have yet been made.” 

The spokesperson added: “We were called at 7.35pm yesterday (24 October) with reports of a collision in High Street, Cottenham. 

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 “A car had driven into a building and the driver had left the scene. 

 “Paramedics attended and a woman, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital for treatment." 

Aftermath of Cottenham crash

Aftermath of Cottenham crash - Credit: Supplied

The driver told one resident his brakes had failed.  

Local residents say a bollard was taken out during an earlier crash and four weeks a resident’s wall was hit by a car coming in the opposite direction.  

And two months ago, a woman was injured in a nearby house when a car came off the road and hit her wall. 

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