EXCLUSIVE by Eloise Horsfield
THE mother of a British teenager killed in a hit-and-run crash on the Costa del Sol has slammed Spanish police for not finding the culprit.
Nicola Johnson, from Essex, was knocked down by an Audi TT while crossing the A-7 during a holiday in Marbella in July last year.
The 18-year-old, who had just taken her A-levels and hoped to become a journalist, later died at Malaga’s Carlos Haya Hospital.
Over a year later the vehicle has still not been traced and nobody has been arrested, despite the police having the car’s front grille in its possession.
“It’s hopeless, absolutely hopeless,” said Nicola’s mother Sue Johnson, 54.
“The person that hit Nicola knows that they hit Nicola and probably killed her.
“Why can’t these police find the car?
“I feel they should have done more,” added the deputy head teacher.
“They only checked one area to see whether a car had been taken for repair.”
She continued: “With technology and Interpol, why can’t these police forces trace a car?”
Johnson also said she would like to see more speed cameras and stricter limits along the A-7 along with stronger police enforcement.