Appeal for good Samaritans


Two people who helped at the scene of a serious accident are being urged by police to come forward.

The couple stopped to help four people injured when a car collided with pedestrians in Oakley Road, Luton on Sunday last week.

A 33 year old man is still in a critical condition after a car mounted the pavement where he, his wife and a friend were walking .

It happened in Oakley Road at the junction with Roman Road at around 11.20am on July 13 when a Gold Vauxhall Astra driven by elderly man was negotiating a roundabout when, for unknown reasons, it left the road and mounted the pavement colliding with three pedestrians.

The 33 year old suffered serious head injuries,his wife aged 25 suffered slight injuries and their friend; a 45 year old woman suffered a broken leg.

The driver of the car, aged 79, was treated for shock and his wife, a passenger in the Vauxhall was taken to hospital with leg injuries.

PC Dave Clarke from the Beds and Herts Collision Investigation Unit is appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the Astra driving between Westbourne Road and the collision scene in Oakley Road.

PC Clarke is particularly keen to locate the driver of a black Volkswagen Golf which was following the Astra at the roundabout when the collision took place.

The male driver of the Golf – which may have been a foreign vehicle – and his female passenger both got out of the car to assist the injured at the location but both left the area before officers spoke with them.

If you have information relating to this incident, contact PC Clarke, in confidence, on 01438 757500, the non-

emergency 101 number, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at