Doncaster mum’s anger over hit and run

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The mother of a Doncaster teenager who was critically injured in a hit- and-run collision says she wishes the people responsible would have ‘had a heart and stopped’.

Danielle Stoton sustained serious head injuries in the collision, which occurred in Hatfield Lane, Armthorpe, and is still in hospital unable to speak or stand.

Two women – a 26-year-old and a 23-year-old – were arrested in connection with the collision last month and have been released on police bail.

While the 18-year-old’s mother, Michelle Stoton, says she is primarily focused on Danielle’s recovery, and does not often think about the people responsible for her daughter’s injuries, she admits that on her ‘off days’ it is hard not to be overcome with anger.

Michelle, of Harris Road, Armthorpe, said: “I try to get rid of negativity because at the end of the day it doesn’t change anything.”

But the 41-year-old added: “When I think about things like the holiday to Turkey she was supposed to go on last week, which would have been her first independent one without us, or the things she wanted to do from her list, like save money for a car, it’s hard not to think ‘why didn’t they stop?’

“Initially the paramedics didn’t think she would make it to hospital. I don’t want to watch the CCTV from the scene because it would mess with my head.

Danielle had been receiving treatment at the neuro-critical unit at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital, since the collision occurred on August 10.

But she has now been moved to Doncaster Royal Infirmary, where she is beginning to make small steps forward – such as stroking her mum’s face.

Despite this medics still do not know what the extent of her recovery will be.