Braintree: Pedestrian knocked unconscious by passing car

Braintree: Pedestrian knocked unconscious by passing car

Braintree: Pedestrian knocked unconscious by passing car

First published in News

A woman was knocked unconscious after she was hit by the wing mirror of a passing car.

The 18-year-old was walking on the pavement on Skitts Hill, Braintree, at about 8.15pm on Sunday.

Passers-by gave first aid until an ambulance arrived to take the victim to hospital where she was treated for cuts, bruises and a whiplash injury.

PC Alex Southgate said: "The woman was walking along the pavement when the passing car’s wing mirror caught her bag strap and spun her round.

"She fell to the ground and hit her head so hard that she was knocked unconscious.

"The driver must have seen what happened but failed to stop and continued travelling up Skitts Hill towards Notley Road.

"Although the injuries turned out to be minor, this would easily have been much more serious, or could have had fatal consequences, if the woman had been dragged along by the car."

Any witnesses or anyone with information about the car or driver should contact Mr Southgate at Stanway road policing unit on 101 or email alex.southgate@essex.pnn.police.uk

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11:32am Tue 20 Nov 12

ryanop says...

I was one of the first people to arrive there. I am so glad for her and her family that she is okay, but can not believe that someone could be so cold hearted as to just drive off and not give a ****. Thankfully there are some good people out there, like the lady that sat with her and comforted her (while waiting an age for the Ambulance), the young lads that first spotted her, the chap that fetched her Mum and everyone else that helped till the emergency services arrived.

To the people that were swearing at me and being nasty as I tried to divert the traffic around the estate, you need to get some perspective in your life. Going around the estate cost you 5 mins at most on your journey, this young girl was laying there completly helpless, relying on the help of good people, strangers that were willing to help another person in there hour of need. Hope you can live with yourselves.

To the young lady that was hurt (not sure if I can say your name), all the best, rest up up and get well very soon.
I was one of the first people to arrive there. I am so glad for her and her family that she is okay, but can not believe that someone could be so cold hearted as to just drive off and not give a ****. Thankfully there are some good people out there, like the lady that sat with her and comforted her (while waiting an age for the Ambulance), the young lads that first spotted her, the chap that fetched her Mum and everyone else that helped till the emergency services arrived. To the people that were swearing at me and being nasty as I tried to divert the traffic around the estate, you need to get some perspective in your life. Going around the estate cost you 5 mins at most on your journey, this young girl was laying there completly helpless, relying on the help of good people, strangers that were willing to help another person in there hour of need. Hope you can live with yourselves. To the young lady that was hurt (not sure if I can say your name), all the best, rest up up and get well very soon. ryanop
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11:40am Tue 20 Nov 12

ryanop says...

Don't know why it starred out what i said, it was not a swear word. Wouldn't want to offend anyone on here.
Don't know why it starred out what i said, it was not a swear word. Wouldn't want to offend anyone on here. ryanop
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