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Appeal after hit and run in West Drayton

News   •   Dec 14, 2015 06:10 GMT

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Police are appealing to trace the driver of a car which was involved in a hit-and-run in west London

As a result of the collision impact, a young pedestrian suffered a hip fracture after been thrown three metres form a car bonnet and into the air. She will now require at least a year of physiotherapy.

Officers are also releasing moving footage of the incident, which was captured on CCTV, in a bid to trace the driver and the vehicle.

Police and the London Ambulance Service were called at approximately 20:30hrs on Friday, 27 November, to reports of a girl injured following a road traffic collision on Wise Lane in West Drayton. The car involved failed to stop at the scene.

Officers attended along with paramedics and found 14-year-old Hanna Jones with multiple injuries. She was taken to a Hillingdon hospital where she underwent an operation to a hip fracture and treatment for a shoulder and leg injury. She was discharged from hospital and will now undergo a year of physiotherapy.

Prior to the collision, Hanna had disembarked a Route U3 bus on Wise Lane and went on to cross the road. Whilst crossing she was struck at speed by a vehicle which is believed to be a silver hatchback. During impact Hanna was thrown from the car bonnet into the air approximately three metres. The car, which was travelling westbound, then sped off in a unknown direction. The vehicle registration number is not known.

PC Tom Fowles, said: "There is no doubt that the driver will have known instantly that they had caused significant injuries to a pedestrian having struck them in such a way. This driver can rectify the sheer disregard they showed at the time and now do right thing in coming forward to speak to us. It's likely that the bonnet of their car would have been visibly damaged and we are appealing to anyone who has seen this damage to a silver hatchback which is not properly accounted for, to speak to us. We are also keen to speak to anyone else who witnessed the incident.

"Hanna is showing immense bravery in dealing with her injuries and intensive physiotherapy. Christmas Day also falls on Hanna's 15th birthday and her mother Michelle has told me that this driver callous actions have ruined her daughter's special day."

Anyone with information is urged to call the Uxbridge South Neighbourhoods Policing Team on 07717 733882 or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.