Police hunt for hitand-run driver
Victim left bleeding and in shock
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