Car seized in Stoke-on-Trent after fatal Leek hit-and-run inquiry
POLICE investigating a hit-and-run crash which killed a 48-year-old disabled woman have seized a car.
Donna Adams, of Leek, died after being knocked down by a vehicle in the town.
Officers investigating the incident released a description of the dead woman over the weekend in a bid to encourage witnesses to come forward.
Now police have revealed they have seized a vehicle and interviewed a driver in connection with the death.
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Staffordshire Police did not release any further information last night but it is known the vehicle was seized from Stoke-on-Trent.
A spokesman said: "We have interviewed the driver and our inquiries are continuing to establish if any criminal offences were committed."
Miss Adams was found with multiple injuries by police officers on routine patrol at the junction of Broad Street and Cruso Street on Friday afternoon.
Paramedics tried to revive her but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Miss Adams had been living in Queens Drive, Leek, but it is understood she had moved to live elsewhere in Leek with a carer in the past three years.
Lynn Biddulph, a 65-year-old retired domestic worker, who lives in Queens Drive, said: "She always used to speak to me at the gate.
"She had a little terrier and we just used to pass the time of day. Her parents have passed away and she moved away when her father died.
"She was a very nice person. It's very sad."
Police closed the road for several hours as they studied the scene of the accident on Friday. CCTV images taken from a nearby convenience store are also being analysed.
Meanwhile, parents of children attending St Mary's Catholic Primary School, in Cruso Street, have expressed concern about road safety in the area.
Jenny Buxton, who lives in Leek and has a five-year-old daughter, said: "There's nowhere to cross just near the accident site so it is a concern.
"There's no lollipop lady and you have to walk further down to get to a crossing.
"It's awful. Cars travel fast along that road."
Simon Smith, of Cheddleton, whose eight-year-old daughter Gina attends the school, said: "It's a main road so I don't know if there's much you can do.
"They need one of those flashing signs reminding drivers that the speed limit is 30mph."
School principal Ann-marie Cheadle said: "People use that road as a rat run.
"We do get some speeders and it's not the first time there's been an accident in the area.
"We will be looking to see if we can do anything with the school governors to campaign for a lower speed limit."
Anyone with information about the crash is urged to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 306 of October 12.
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