You left me for dead ...hand yourself in

You left me for dead ...hand yourself in

You left me for dead ...hand yourself in

First published in Echo News

A WOMAN has appealed to the hit and run driver who left her for dead in a Basildon street, to hand themselves in to police.

Brave Martina Galvin, 33, spoke to the Echo from her hospital bed in London last night, as she recovered from an eight-and-a-half hour operation on her legs.

Her plea comes as Essex Police announce they are looking for a dark coloured Volkswagen Passat car in connection with the incident.

Miss Galvin was walking her Jack Russell, Pat, in Clay Hill Road, Basildon, at about 1.30pm on Wednesday, June 4, when she was struck by a car.

The driver drove off, leaving her in the street.

Miss Galvin, who suffers from autism and lives with her brother, Andrew Galvin, in Clay Hill Road, said: “I am really hopeful they catch the person who did this to me.

“It was thoughtless. They could have hit a child.

“My aim now is to get in to awheelchair by the weekend, so I can go out and see the sunshine.”

Shewas airlifted to the specialist trauma unit at Queens Hospital in Romford and later transferred to the Royal London Hospital, in Whitechapel, London.

Miss Galvin had broken ankles, shattered shins, and broken knees, collarbone and shoulders.

She had metal pins inserted in to her legs earlier this week.

Her brother said: “The community has been really supportive.

“Please, if anyone has information, contact the police so they can catch this person.”

Police have made a number of inquiries over the past week.

They are nowappealing for any mechanics who have repaired a Volkswagen Passat in the past week to get in touch.

PC Jenny Pirie, of the serious collision investigation Unit, said: “We are looking for a dark coloured Volkswagen Passat which failed to stop at the scene.

“We are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may have repaired one in the last week which may have collision damage.

“The young woman involved in this incident has been left with serious injuries and is currently undergoing extensive treatment at a London Hospital.

“This was a very serious incident and I would ask the motorist involved to examine their conscience and hand themselves in to a police station.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact PC Pirie at the serious collision investigation Unit on Essex Police 101 or emailcollisionappeal@ essex.pnn.

police.uk People can also leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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6:39am Fri 13 Jun 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Terrible, now can we move on, I am getting tired of reading old news stories
Terrible, now can we move on, I am getting tired of reading old news stories Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -29

8:19am Fri 13 Jun 14

Thecountrysgonetopot! says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Terrible, now can we move on, I am getting tired of reading old news stories
It may be old news to you but to this poor lady it will most probably haunt her for the rest of her life, not to mention the physical effects it will have! They need to find the cretin that did this before they do it again so publishing more articles about it in the hope it may jog someones memory is a good thing, if you dont like it stop reading about it
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Terrible, now can we move on, I am getting tired of reading old news stories[/p][/quote]It may be old news to you but to this poor lady it will most probably haunt her for the rest of her life, not to mention the physical effects it will have! They need to find the cretin that did this before they do it again so publishing more articles about it in the hope it may jog someones memory is a good thing, if you dont like it stop reading about it Thecountrysgonetopot!
  • Score: 22

10:39am Fri 13 Jun 14

heartbeat says...

Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to this brave lady. The hit and run driver should hang their head in shame and disgust at being such a piece of scum. They will doubtless have plenty of restless nights and bad dreams to look forward to.
Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to this brave lady. The hit and run driver should hang their head in shame and disgust at being such a piece of scum. They will doubtless have plenty of restless nights and bad dreams to look forward to. heartbeat
  • Score: 9

11:06am Fri 13 Jun 14

supermadmax says...

"You left me for dead ...hand yourself in"

That's not going to work as you make it sound like they will be on an attempted murder charge. Need to be more creative, like "I want to apologies to the driver, it was my fault entirely, I wish to provide compensation for any damage of stress that I have caused" then get em when they step forward to collect the cash.
"You left me for dead ...hand yourself in" That's not going to work as you make it sound like they will be on an attempted murder charge. Need to be more creative, like "I want to apologies to the driver, it was my fault entirely, I wish to provide compensation for any damage of stress that I have caused" then get em when they step forward to collect the cash. supermadmax
  • Score: -5

11:31am Fri 13 Jun 14

Jock37ng says...

supermadmax wrote:
"You left me for dead ...hand yourself in"

That's not going to work as you make it sound like they will be on an attempted murder charge. Need to be more creative, like "I want to apologies to the driver, it was my fault entirely, I wish to provide compensation for any damage of stress that I have caused" then get em when they step forward to collect the cash.
You really are a fruitcake
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: "You left me for dead ...hand yourself in" That's not going to work as you make it sound like they will be on an attempted murder charge. Need to be more creative, like "I want to apologies to the driver, it was my fault entirely, I wish to provide compensation for any damage of stress that I have caused" then get em when they step forward to collect the cash.[/p][/quote]You really are a fruitcake Jock37ng
  • Score: 7

11:47am Fri 13 Jun 14

supermadmax says...

Jock37ng wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
"You left me for dead ...hand yourself in"

That's not going to work as you make it sound like they will be on an attempted murder charge. Need to be more creative, like "I want to apologies to the driver, it was my fault entirely, I wish to provide compensation for any damage of stress that I have caused" then get em when they step forward to collect the cash.
You really are a fruitcake
No it works, just can;t over do it.

Many times police forces will contact people with warrants out for their arrest & say they have won a prize or similar, when they turn up to collect it they arrest them.
[quote][p][bold]Jock37ng[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: "You left me for dead ...hand yourself in" That's not going to work as you make it sound like they will be on an attempted murder charge. Need to be more creative, like "I want to apologies to the driver, it was my fault entirely, I wish to provide compensation for any damage of stress that I have caused" then get em when they step forward to collect the cash.[/p][/quote]You really are a fruitcake[/p][/quote]No it works, just can;t over do it. Many times police forces will contact people with warrants out for their arrest & say they have won a prize or similar, when they turn up to collect it they arrest them. supermadmax
  • Score: -2

12:20pm Fri 13 Jun 14

emcee says...

Jock37ng wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
"You left me for dead ...hand yourself in"

That's not going to work as you make it sound like they will be on an attempted murder charge. Need to be more creative, like "I want to apologies to the driver, it was my fault entirely, I wish to provide compensation for any damage of stress that I have caused" then get em when they step forward to collect the cash.
You really are a fruitcake
Not really. To catch criminals, police often employ the carrot and stick technique and in some cases it can be very effective.
[quote][p][bold]Jock37ng[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: "You left me for dead ...hand yourself in" That's not going to work as you make it sound like they will be on an attempted murder charge. Need to be more creative, like "I want to apologies to the driver, it was my fault entirely, I wish to provide compensation for any damage of stress that I have caused" then get em when they step forward to collect the cash.[/p][/quote]You really are a fruitcake[/p][/quote]Not really. To catch criminals, police often employ the carrot and stick technique and in some cases it can be very effective. emcee
  • Score: -3

6:28pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Kim Gandy says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Terrible, now can we move on, I am getting tired of reading old news stories
You're all heart.

Do you know anything that's worth knowing ?
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Terrible, now can we move on, I am getting tired of reading old news stories[/p][/quote]You're all heart. Do you know anything that's worth knowing ? Kim Gandy
  • Score: -4

2:27pm Sat 14 Jun 14

born and raised criminal says...

I'd be more concerned about the car then hitting someone. Cars cost thousands. Human beings are free.
I'd be more concerned about the car then hitting someone. Cars cost thousands. Human beings are free. born and raised criminal
  • Score: -8

6:52pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Rio25 says...

born and raised criminal wrote:
I'd be more concerned about the car then hitting someone. Cars cost thousands. Human beings are free.
You really are a nasty person who only cares about money, which by the way you can't take with you. I wonder if u would feel like that if it happened to you, but then again you called yourself a sociopath on another thread and demonstrate your lack of ability to empathise nicely here, but it's contradictory with your other 'good Samaritan' comment saying how you would not stand by and let someone be attacked etc but that's probably just because you enjoy violence, so again for yourself and not others. Next time keep your foul comments to yourself. I'm sorry this happened and wish the lady well.
[quote][p][bold]born and raised criminal[/bold] wrote: I'd be more concerned about the car then hitting someone. Cars cost thousands. Human beings are free.[/p][/quote]You really are a nasty person who only cares about money, which by the way you can't take with you. I wonder if u would feel like that if it happened to you, but then again you called yourself a sociopath on another thread and demonstrate your lack of ability to empathise nicely here, but it's contradictory with your other 'good Samaritan' comment saying how you would not stand by and let someone be attacked etc but that's probably just because you enjoy violence, so again for yourself and not others. Next time keep your foul comments to yourself. I'm sorry this happened and wish the lady well. Rio25
  • Score: 2

12:18pm Mon 16 Jun 14

TheaWells says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Terrible, now can we move on, I am getting tired of reading old news stories
You're all heart.

Do you know anything that's worth knowing ?
oh the irony
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Terrible, now can we move on, I am getting tired of reading old news stories[/p][/quote]You're all heart. Do you know anything that's worth knowing ?[/p][/quote]oh the irony TheaWells
  • Score: 1

12:27pm Mon 16 Jun 14

TheaWells says...

**** ECHO ***** A question if you please....

Is Martina Galvin still in Royal London Hospital, in Whitechapel, London. ??

Her Brother (in the other article) says that because of her difficulties she is getting restless and can't comprehend why she is not permitted to get up and out. He also says she is likely to be in hospital for 6 months!!

Could we send the lady get well soon cards do you think? Something to cheer her up and break the monotony of being bed ridden...
**** ECHO ***** A question if you please.... Is Martina Galvin still in Royal London Hospital, in Whitechapel, London. ?? Her Brother (in the other article) says that because of her difficulties she is getting restless and can't comprehend why she is not permitted to get up and out. He also says she is likely to be in hospital for 6 months!! Could we send the lady get well soon cards do you think? Something to cheer her up and break the monotony of being bed ridden... TheaWells
  • Score: 4

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