Teen in­jured in hit-and-run crash

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

PO­LICE are hunt­ing a hit and run driver who caused a 14-year-old girl to suf­fer a hip frac­ture.

Hanna Jones was in­jured by a car in Wise Lane, West Dray­ton, on Fri­day Novem­ber 27, around 8.30pm.

Po­lice and the Lon­don Am­bu­lance Ser­vice were called to the scene and the teenager was taken to Hilling­don hos­pi­tal where she un­der­went an op­er­a­tion for a hip frac­ture and treat­ment for a shoul­der and leg in­jury.

She has since been dis­charged but faces a year of phys­io­ther­apy.

The col­li­sion occurred when Hanna got off a U3 bus in Wise Lane and was struck at speed while cross­ing the road.

The car, be­lieved to be a sil­ver hatch­back, was trav­el­ling west­bound and failed to stop.

Po­lice have ob­tained CCTV footage of the in­ci­dent and are urg­ing the driver to hand them­selves in.

PC Tom Fowles said: “There is no doubt that the driver will have known in­stantly that they had caused sig­nif­i­cant in­juries to a pedes­trian hav­ing struck them in such a way.

“This driver can rec­tify the sheer dis­re­gard they showed at the time and now do the right thing in com­ing for­ward to speak to us.

“It’s likely that the bon­net of their car would have been vis­i­bly dam­aged and we are ap­peal­ing to any­one who has seen this dam­age to a sil­ver hatch­back, which is not prop­erly ac­counted for, to speak to us. We are also keen to speak to any­one else who wit­nessed the in­ci­dent.

“Hanna is show­ing im­mense brav­ery in deal­ing with her in­juries and in­ten­sive phys­io­ther­apy. Hanna’s 15th birth­day also falls on Christ­mas Day and her mother Michelle has told me this driver’s cal­lous ac­tions have ru­ined her daugh­ter’s spe­cial day.”

Call the Uxbridge South Neigh­bour­hoods Polic­ing Team on 07717 733882 or Crimes­top­pers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to re­main anony­mous.

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