Po­lice hunt for hi­tand-run driver

Vic­tim left bleed­ing and in shock

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - by Will Ack­er­mann will.ack­er­mann@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A GRAND­MOTHER was left bleed­ing and in shock af­ter be­ing knocked down by a hi­tand-run driver while on her way to church in Hilling­don.

Veron­ica Greene, 62, was cross­ing Sut­ton Court Road, in the vil­lage, when a car hit her at around 7.15pm on Tues­day, March 24.

Dazed and con­fused, the mother-of-three, who also vol­un­teers at nearby St Ber­nadette’s RC Ju­nior and In­fant School, man­aged to stum­ble back to her home in Wind­sor Av­enue, where her chil­dren called for an am­bu­lance.

She was taken to hos­pi­tal with a sus­pected frac­tured arm, a dis­lo­cated shoul­der, a pos­si­ble bro­ken nose and a deep cut above her eye, which needed stitches.

This week po­lice were re­view­ing CCTV footage from the scene and have ap­pealed for wit­nesses to come for­ward.

Mrs Greene’s niece Lalita Scott, 42, of Re­gents Av­enue, Hilling­don, said: “If any­one saw any­thing – even the per­son that did it could be read­ing – please go to the po­lice.”

She added: “It’s crazy that some­one could just leave her like that. It could have been a lot worse. You shouldn’t be able to sleep at night know­ing what hap­pened. It’s just not hu­mane.”

Re­tired coun­cil post room of­fi­cer Mrs Greene had been on her way to St Ber­nadette’s RC Church, where she vol­un­teers as a cat­e­chist, when she was knocked down in the mid­dle of the 30mph road, near the junc­tion with Long Lane.

Ms Scott said: “She was in ma­jor shock, bleed­ing from ev­ery­where – her nose, her eye. She wasn’t aware of what was go­ing on.”

At Hilling­don Hos­pi­tal, Mrs Green was given mor­phine and had her shoul­der popped back into its socket and her cut stitched, be­fore be­ing dis­charged.

She is now re­cov­er­ing at home, where she lives with her three chil­dren, and is wait­ing to see a bone spe­cial­ist.

The wid­owed grand­mother-of-two said: “I’m slowly get­ting bet­ter, but I’m still in shock.

“It hap­pened so quick. No­body stopped. No one was there and no one came to help. I was just shocked. What a stupid per­son.

“A lot of chil­dren cross that road to go to school. There are so many cars there. They should do some­thing about it.”

She added: “It could have been worse than that. I’m lucky I was not so badly hurt.”

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion is asked to call 101 or Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

AC­CI­DENT: Veron­ica Greene was hit by a car on Sut­ton Court Road, in Hilling­don, near to the junc­tion with Long Lane

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