£5,000 reward to find hit-and-run driver in Hounslow

Image above: Still of video showing the BMW hitting Rajdeep Kaur

Victim now unable to walk without aid

A reward of £5,000 has been offered to find the driver of a vehicle responsible for injuring a mother and narrowly avoiding her young daughter while they were crossing a street in west London.

According to the Metropolitan Police, Rajdeep Kaur, aged 37, was thrown into the air by a silver BMW travelling on the wrong side of North Hyde Lane in Hounslow on 3 February. The incident resulted in life-altering injuries for her, while her daughter escaped unharmed.

The BMW involved did not stop at the scene, and the driver has not yet come forward. The Metropolitan Police stated that the BMW X5 was driving on the wrong side of the road to overtake another vehicle.

Although the pram being pushed by Mrs. Kaur was not directly struck, it was left in the road, posing a risk of being hit by oncoming vehicles, say the police.

Mrs. Kaur had to spend several months in the hospital due to injuries to her legs and pelvis. She now has limited mobility and cannot independently care for her daughter, who was 13 months old at the time of the hit-and-run incident.

Witnesses to the accident managed to record the car’s license plates; however, it was discovered that these plates had been duplicated or cloned.

Image above: Rajdeep Kaur

Police believe driver is local to Hounslow

Detective Constable Davina Nash, who has been leading the investigation, said:

“We believe the driver of the BMW is local to the Hounslow area and so someone will know who he or she is.”

The reward is being offered by Crimestoppers, a charity that is independent of the police.

Alexa Loukas, Crimestoppers’ London regional manager, said it was appealing directly to people in Hounslow.

“You may have heard something about the vehicle or driver involved but for whatever reason you haven’t yet shared what you know,” she said.

“If you have any information about this tragedy you can speak up and tell our charity what you know.”