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