Urgent plea after driver fled scene

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The Range Rover SK13 MWM.

A BRITISH pedestrian was killed when he was hit by a car on the N-332 at Guardamar del Segura on the Costa Blanca.

The 61 year-old Robert Sneddon lived in Guardamar and was hit by a UK-registered car on Sunday night with the driver fleeing the scene and abandoning the vehicle according to the Guardia Civil.  A second person involved was unhurt.

The hunt is now on for the driver of the white Land Rover Discovery with the registration number SK13 MWM. 

Officers from the Guardia Civil in Torrevieja have pledged they will get the driver to court and said: “Sooner rather than later we will catch you. If you present yourself voluntarily, things will be better for you.” 

As they sent their condolences to the family of the victim, Mandy Sneddon the daughter of the victim took to social media to urge the fugitive driver to hand himself in: “I am the daughter of the man left for dead on the N332 like an animal. I came on holiday for the summer so my little girl could spend time with her granddad. It was the worst news I have ever had to break or hear.” 

“If anyone knows anything or can think of anything relevant please tell the police. The smallest detail may help and to the person or people responsible. If you’re reading this, please come forward. You’ll have this on your conscience for the rest of your life. My dad’s rearranged face will haunt me for the rest of my life. My family wants closure.” 

Anyone with any information should call the Torrevieja Traffic Department on 966 707 301.

6 COMMENTS

  1. I suppose that this happens while Mr.Sneddon was crossing the road on a zebra cross.This can be usually near roundabouts where the speed limit is 40km an hour, otherwise, the driver has no reason to flee.
    I’m astonished not to find a description or a picture of the place where the accident occurs, it will be more understandable for readers. We could see that maybe there was not zebra cross at all and that if the car was getting out or in the roundabout, the speed was probably higher in the second case.
    In any case, I think that the driver was wrong to run away but was it the owner of the car? In Spain, like in the UK and elsewhere, we are always supposed to be innocent since a tribunal will decide. Maybe the car was stolen and the driver has something else to hide.

  2. i agree – many years ago I was taking my mother home and a cat ran across infront of me – I was going down a steep hill and saw the dog chasing the cat out of the corner of my eye- I felt the bump and my mother got upset so I told her a lie that it was a bump in the road.
    I could not see the dog in my mirror so took mum home and called in the police station to report it.
    They asked me where the dog was – I didn’t know and they told me to forget it.
    I still remember it and still feel guilty
    kay

  3. I have checked with the DVLA database and it is a false registration number.

    SK registrations were first registered in Edinburgh Scotland but this number plate does not appear to exist. It is also listed as not insured by the MID.

  4. [quote]I have checked with the DVLA database and it is a false registration number.

    SK registrations were first registered in Edinburgh Scotland but this number plate does not appear to exist. It is also listed as not insured by the MID.[/quote]
    -Thank you, Lee, well done! It is what I was thinking.
    Soon, the Soon, Euro Weekly will only have to make the headlines, readers will make the rest 🙂

  5. This number plate was registered to a 3.0L Land Rover Discovery and the plate is showing as current on the carparts4less website in the UK. On MID database as mentioned above, it is showing as uninsured.

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