Drunk Driver Arrested After Hit & Run Incident That 13-Year-Old

In Hirwaun, South Wales, a drunk driver, Harley Whiteman, was involved in a hit-and-run collision that resulted in the death of a thirteen-year-old boy named Kaylan Hippsley.

As Kaylan and his companions were outside a Co-op shop, a Ford Fiesta driven by a 19-year-old named Whiteman collided with them. The defendant sped away, and Kaylan never recovered consciousness. According to the incident report, Kaylan was propelled onto a one-way street intersection and struck the road 12.5 meters away. Whiteman persisted in his erratic, high-speed driving, barely escaping several automobile accidents. Soon after, Whiteman returned to the scene, only to be a menace.

A student nurse attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Kaylan, but Whiteman obstructed her. Whiteman was angry and yelled at a man who wanted to know about the condition of his dented automobile.

Whiteman allegedly threatened to fight as Kaylan lay dying on the side of the road.

Whiteman was apprehended by the police, who discovered his extreme intoxication. A roadside breath test, blood sample, and sample of Whiteman’s breath were all declined. According to his subsequent confession to a probation officer, he had consumed four pints of beer and cocaine before the accident.

On March 3, Kaylan passed away in the hospital.

He played rugby and football at a high level while attending Aberdare Community School.

Olivia, Kaylan’s sister, wrote a personal statement in which she described her overwhelming sadness and her incapacity to put into words the terrible news of her brother’s death. At the age of 19, she was left with just her younger brother when her father passed away in 2018. After hearing the news, Olivia was devastated and had a hard time finding work since she couldn’t go near the spot where Kaylan was slain.

According to Kay Hippsley, Kaylan’s grandma, Harley Whiteman’s acts had a profound impact on her life and the lives of many others. They had lost Kaylan’s father and son six years before, and she had lived with him for eight years before that. Hearing the terrible news of Kaylan’s untimely demise made her feel as if her own life had ended too soon. She is unable to forgive Harley Whiteman because she is furious and saddened.

Whiteman received a driving prohibition for eight years and four months and a term of six years and nine months in a juvenile correctional facility.