Hit and run victim’s witness plea

Hit and run victim Jason Putterill.
Hit and run victim Jason Putterill.
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A cyclist had his arm broken in two places after rolling off a car bonnet in a hit and run accident in Spalding.

Jason Putterill (41) was pedalling along Little London to go over the bridge when a car from his left, on London Road, shot straight out of the junction and hit his bike.

The junction where Jason was hurt ' he was in the cycle lane (left) heading for the bridge. Photo: SG130214-133TW

The junction where Jason was hurt ' he was in the cycle lane (left) heading for the bridge. Photo: SG130214-133TW

Jason said: “I went on the bonnet, slid off and put my arm out to break my fall and my arm broke.

“The driver just sped off – I think it was a green Ford Focus.”

The accident happened in darkness at 6am on Tuesday, February 11 and police are investigating.

Jason said a bit of the car’s bumper was left at the scene and he’s appealing to anyone who knows who the driver was – or noticed car damage – to report the information to police.

Staff from the nearby BP Service Station phoned the ambulance and Jason’s work colleagues from Perkins Engines, Peterborough, who were passing by at the time, helped him and waited for emergency services to arrive.

Jason spent a few hours getting fixed up in hospital, but remains shaken and angry that someone could hit him and drive off.

He said: “I don’t mind saying that I am a 41-year-old man and I was close to tears. I was more taken aback that somebody hit me and just drove off. It wasn’t the accident that upset me the most – it was the fact that they just left me there.”

Jason made a heartfelt plea to anyone who knows anything about the accident, saying: “Please come forward – they are getting away with something really bad. Had they stopped then I could forgive and forget because accidents do happen. The fact that they have just left me there has made it into a crime.

“I could have sustained a lot more serious injuries. I went over the bonnet but I could have gone under the car.”

Spalding man Rodney Sadd was one of the work colleagues who waited with Jason while emergency services turned up.

He said Jason had lights on his bike, front and back, and one on his bag.

Rodney said it was “shameful” the driver didn’t stop.

He said: “It could have been a lot worse – he could have been left for dead.”

l Anyone with information can call police on 101.