Watch horror moment car knocks down toddler scooting on pavement as cops hunt driver

This is the horrifying moment an out of control car knocked down a five-year-old girl scooting on a pavement.

Police have launched a manhunt after the incident happened on Sloper Road in Grangetown, Cardiff. Little Casey Wilson's distraught mum has shared the shocking CCTV footage with Wales Online in the hope anyone with information will come forward.

The youngster had just left Sevenoaks Park with her brother and mum Rachel Bancroft when the horror unfolded at around 6pm on Sunday, March 24.

The terrifying moment Casey was hit by the car
The terrifying moment Casey was hit by the car -Credit:Wales Online

They were on their scooters going past the wall of Ninian Park School on Sloper Road when the car came down opposite them Langham Way. The car overtook another car at the junction, appeared to lose control and went straight across the road and hit Casey on her pink scooter.

She was taken to hospital but miraculously only suffered minor injuries in the hit and run, but her mum who was walking behind her children, is still in shock.

Rachel said: "We had had a lovely trip to the park and had just left to go home. It all happened so quickly and I just thought she was dead. I thought she had been killed in front of me. The car just lost control, crashed into Casey who went against the wall and then just drove off. I was just standing there screaming."

Rachel says Casey is also having difficulty getting over the trauma. She added: "We were out the other day and a motorbike went past and the noise made Casey jump out of skin.

"Another time we were walking and a bus went past and she was trying to get on the inside and was shaking. She is still terrified, and I keep replaying the moment in my head. It was like something out of a film.

"People out there know something. It is very lucky that my little girl wasn't killed and someone needs to come forward with information. Next time it might be a fatality."

South Wales Police are appealing for the driver or anyone with information to contact them.

A spokeswoman for the force said: "The suspect vehicle, a grey BMW, overtook a vehicle waiting at the junction of Langham Way and Sloper Road.

"It then mounted the pavement on Sloper Road and hit the five-year-old girl who was on her scooter on the way back from the park with her mum and brother."

Anyone with information or footage which might help identify this car and its driver, is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 quoting occurrence number 2400097157.

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