Hit and run driver comes forward

01:04, Apr 11 2014
Shayna-Grace King
GINGER STEPS: Shayna-Grace King crosses the road where she was struck for the first time since the hit-and-run last Thursday, accompanied by her mother and father. 

An 80-year-old man has come forward in relation to a front page story in the Waikato Times about an alleged hit-and-run at a pedestrian crossing.

Shayna-Grace King, 12, was walking to school last Thursday when a driver struck her as she crossed the road.

Her mother Tonica said she stepped out onto Ohaupo Rd's north-bound lane from the traffic island expecting the approaching car to stop.

It didn't.

It ran over her foot and the wing mirror crashed into her stomach and arm.

The impact fractured her foot in four places and she's now on crutches. King said the driver stopped 200m up the road to check his mirror.

Waikato Police District spokesman Andrew McAlley said the man contacted police voluntarily after reading the article on Wednesday.

Police are now working with the man and the King family. It was not known yesterday if charges would be laid.