Hit and run witnesses
A hit and run victim is hoping a member of the public may be able to help bring the driver involved to justice.
The man, who does not want to be named, was heading south up Gillies Ave by Newmarket School on his motorbike on April 26 about 7.30pm when a car driving in the opposite direction struck him while turning right into Mortimer Pass.
“I was at the end of a line of traffic. He just turned right and straight into the side of me,” the victim says.
“I sort of dragged myself off the middle of the road.”
The driver failed to stop and the motorcyclist didn’t have time to get a description of the vehicle or driver.
Greenlane traffic inquiries constable Doug Johnston says a man who had just turned on to Gillies Ave witnessed the crash, went to the man’s aid and called an ambulance but wasn’t able to get the car’s registration.
The victim, a North Shore resident, says there is no way the driver would have been unaware that he hit him.
“He hit me front on. I think it would have done a fair bit of damage.”
The motorcyclist was hospitalised for eight days, requiring pins, plates and rods in his lower right leg where both bones were broken. He will be off work for weeks.
He hopes that by sharing his story, someone may come forward with information that could help police.
“There’s probably some person out there whose teenager or flatmate came home and said ‘oh, I ran into a tree’ or something whereas the truth might be quite different,” he says.
If you have any information that could help the police in their investigation phone constable Doug Johnston on 5226144.