Learner suffers hit-and-run collision during driving test
A learner driver has been involved in a hit-and-run collision while taking her driving test.
The unnamed student was taking the test for the first time during the morning rush hour in Brackenhall, West Yorkshire when she was hit in the driver's door while negotiating a roundabout.
The test was immediately abandoned, and the examiner called the police on the student's mobile phone.
Luckily the female driver was unhurt, but it is thought her examiner suffered minor neck injuries.
Driving instructor Dave Reilly, whose Hyundai i20 that was used for the test was just two weeks old at the time of the accident, said to The Mirror: "I can't believe what has happened and I am just glad no one was seriously injured.
"I was back at the test centre so I don't know what happened.
"I've been a driving instructor for 11 years and helped around 200 people pass their tests.
"I've got a 20-year no claims bonus. Nothing like this has happened to me before."
He is currently waiting to hear how much the damage to his car will cost to fix, but hasn't had to stop working thanks to a replacement vehicle.
Driving test accidents are normally a very rare occurrence, but another occurred in Huddersfield just a few months ago.
In that incident a student's car was struck by a white van. In all such cases the test is abandoned and recorded as a 'non-fault test'.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the hit-and-run accident, which occurred at around 8.30am near the Asda supermarket on Bradford Road, Brackenhall.