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Cyclist suffers serious injuries in hit-and-run
7:20am Monday 4th March 2013 in Echo News
A CYCLIST was left with serious injuries after a hit-and-run driver left her sprawled in the road.
Shocked residents ran out of their homes in Station Road, Thorpe Bay after hearing a loud bang.
They discovered Jane Hellon-Harris, 43, had been knocked down and immediately called an ambulance.
She was left on crutches because of the bruising and muscle damage to her right-hand side and is facing an MRI scan.
The wing mirror that had struck her was found several yards down the road with the wires hanging out but the driver had left the scene.
Mrs Hellon- Harris, a mother-of-two who lives in Shoebury, said the car had vanished within seconds.
She said: "I just wish they'd come forward and admit what they'd done, even if they'd gone home and thought about it and then reported it. "It's the fact that there's someone out there that knows they've done wrong but are not even worried that they might have killed someone."
It happened at about 6.40pm on February 19. Police recovered the wing mirror which they have now discovered belongs to either a Renault Scenic or Megane. Anyone with information should call the Southern Road Policing Unit on 101.