Woman’s arm bro­ken by a hit and run Mercedes driver

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page - by Michael DeFroand mde­froand@thek­m­group.co.uk

A WOMAN knocked down by a hit and run driver has spo­ken of the mo­ment that she and her hus­band were sent fly­ing.

He­len and Jim Wa­ters were walk­ing along Fur­ther Quar­ter in High Halden when a blue Mercedes shot past, knock­ing Mr Wa­ters to the ground and leav­ing Mrs Wa­ters with a bro­ken arm.

Po­lice are now search­ing for the driver of the Mercedes 300, the regis­tra­tion of which partly read LR56.

Mrs Wa­ters said: “My hus­band heard the car com­ing up be­hind – it caught his wrist, knocked him off bal­ance and sent him to the floor.

“I was caught by the wing mir­ror as it went past.

“It braked about 30 yards away and then ac­cel­er­ated off quite quickly.”

Mr Wa­ters was left with bad bruis­ing af­ter the in­ci­dent on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 6, at 2.15pm

Mrs Wa­ters has now re­turned to her job as a tele­sales team leader but her bro­ken arm means hav­ing to do ev­ery­thing left-handed.

She added: “The sound was like a pis­tol whip. The driver can­not know that they didn’t cause more se­ri­ous in­juries.

“I would like to know why he or she didn’t stop.”

PC Tom New­bury is ap­peal­ing for the driver, or any wit­nesses, to come for­ward. He said: “This was a nasty in­ci­dent.

“The driver must have been aware and ob­vi­ously has no re­gard for any­one’s safety.”

Any­one who saw the in­ci­dent or knows of the driver is urged to con­tact PC New­bury – as is the driver.

“Please come and talk to us,” said PC New­bury. “There is an of­fence of fail­ing to stop at the scene of an ac­ci­dent, but it is bet­ter to come for­ward than us tracking them down.”

Ten­ter­den po­lice sta­tion can be con­tacted on 01233 896483.

Pic­ture: Gary Browne PD1656360

Tim, Debbie and Susannah Burgess, who lost their Christ­mas hol­i­day when Brock­mans went bust

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