Natasha Simons rushed to Wheatley Hall Road at around 11pm yesterday after being alerted to what had happened by her dad Steve, who spotted a silver Jaguar ‘smashed to pieces’.
Steve had been making his way home after dropping mother-of-two Natasha off at her house on nearby Radiance Road.
Natasha said: “My dad phoned me saying there’s a silver Jaguar, it’s all smashed up. I’m going to see if they are alright. As he pulled round he saw the male on the floor.
“He rang me and I went running round because he couldn’t get out of the car because my sister is disabled and couldn’t get out.”
She added: “I ran round and tried to help the man but before I knew it the paramedics came so I let them do what they needed to do.”
Despite their best efforts, the man, named locally as Carl Queen, was pronounced dead at the scene after sustaining head injuries, police confirmed today.
Natasha said: “I have just found out who it was and it was devastating to witness. My dad had to stay at the scene because he was parked where the collision happened. There was a lot of evidence around his car and other cars that were there.”
Steve remained at the scene for a further three hours and gave a statement to police.
Natasha added: “His [Carl’s] girlfriend had some pyjamas on so I’m assuming it was outside his home.
“She was absolutely devastated.”
Natasha said: “I have not had much sleep at all, I couldn’t rest thinking about it. It was horrible to see.”
She added: “I just hope the family are OK and I’m sending my condolences.
“I don’t know him but I know the family. I don’t like to see anyone hurt.”