Schoolgirl hurt in hit and run crash

Bicycle involved in a hit and run collision at Gunthorpe Road. EMN-150318-172149009
Bicycle involved in a hit and run collision at Gunthorpe Road. EMN-150318-172149009
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A teenager who was knocked off her bike in a hit and run incident said a younger child could have been seriously injured - or worse- in the collision.

Ken Stimpson school pupil Elizabeth Gutteridge (15) of Crabtree, Paston, was hit as she cycled along Gunthorpe Road.

Scene of hit and run at Gunthorpe Road outside Harrier pub car park. EMN-150318-172125009

Scene of hit and run at Gunthorpe Road outside Harrier pub car park. EMN-150318-172125009

The incident happened at 8.25am on March 12 at the entrance junction for the Harrier pub.

Elizabeth said: “I remember seeing a red car come out of the corner of my eye.
“I rolled on the bonnet of the car, then hit the floor.

“A woman came to help me get up. As she was doing that, a passenger got out, and asked me how I was.

“She went to the driver, and then came back, said it was 50/50 on whose fault it was. Then the car drove off.”

Elizabeth went home, before returning to school for a maths exam.

The next day she went to hospital for an x-ray on her knee, which showed. Despite leaving her in severe pain, no bones were broken.

She said: “I am still sore, and bruises are still coming out. I pulled a muscle in my shoulder, and have bruises on my arm and legs.

“I use the road every day to get to school, and there has not been an issue before. The car did not have indicators on.

“My message would be for drivers to pay attention when they are driving, and to indicate. If someone younger than me had been hit, they might not be here, or might still be in hospital.”

The car is described as a red Ford Ka. The female passenger of the car is described as white, in her 40s with shoulder length brown/blonde hair.

Anyone with information should call PC Stewart Ward on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.