Father discharged from hospital one month after suffering fractured skull in hit-and-run

A father who suffered a serious head injury when he was struck by a car in a suspected hit and run has been discharged from hospital.

Daniel Wheeler suffered a head injury
Daniel Wheeler suffered a head injury

Daniel Wheeler, aged 31, of Tipton, was enjoying a night out when a silver-coloured VW Golf mounted the pavement, in Bridge Street, in Walsall, at about 4am on September 11.

He was hurt after pushing a friend out of its path, suffering a fractured skull and bleed to the brain.

Mr Wheeler was treated at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital following the collision.

His partner Liz Chambers, of Carnegie Avenue, said: "Dan is home and is recovering well."

She has appealed for the driver, who did not stop, to come forward.

The VW Golf. Photo: West Midlands Police

Speaking last month, the 29-year-old described the driver as "heartless" for fleeing the scene.

"Dan was trying to save his friend. He saw the car coming and pushed his mate out of the way and got the brunt of it himself.

"He was in Bridge Street on a night out when a car hit him and the driver carried on and left him for dead. Apparently it damaged othrt cars as it left the area.

"He doesn't go out very often, but his friend invited him out and he went.

"I think the person responsible for this is heartless. They are lowlifes and they have no conscience to do something like this and run off."

The VW was captured on street cameras colliding with bollards in George Street, before heading towards Caldmore.

Witnesses with dash-cam or phone footage of the incident should contact the force's Live Chat via west-midlands.police.uk quoting log 635 of 11/09/21.

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