Witness appeal as car drove off after hitting teen
PUBLISHED: 14:00 09 August 2014
A TEENAGER needed an operation after being knocked by a car which then drove off - and her mum is appealing for witnesses to the incident.
Leigh-Marie Pressley-McVey, aged 15, was hit by a car’s wing mirror when she crossed the road near the Odeon cinema in The Centre.
The driver stopped only to check their wing mirror before driving away from Weston town centre.
Leigh-Marie fell to the ground fracturing her ankle, and on Friday she had an operation to put pins in to hold it in place.
She had to cancel a trip to Thorpe Park after the incident, which happened on July 24 at about 6pm.
Her mother Tanya Pressley said: “She didn’t see anything coming and then as she crossed the road, out of the blue a Mercedes hit her arm with its wing mirror.
“She fell and landed on her ankle. She got up and walked away and the driver just drove off.
“It was only a little while afterwards she realised she had damaged her ankle.
“If anyone who saw it can come forward, every little bit helps. I know some people don’t like to.
“But it is not acceptable to hit her and drive off.”
Leigh-Marie, who lives in Upper Church Road, was with friends when it happened, and said at first she didn’t realise how badly she was injured.
She said: “I went to cross the road and my friend said she could see my leg going.
“My leg collapsed and I went all dizzy and couldn’t see anything and collapsed on the floor.
“It was very painful. I couldn’t put any pressure on it at all.
“Apparently the driver stopped a bit further on but just looked at his wing mirror and carried on driving.”
A police spokesman said the incident is being looked into. Anyone with information should contact Weston police on 101.