Police search for hit and run driver
PUBLISHED: 12:45 12 August 2010 | UPDATED: 12:28 13 August 2010
A TEENAGER sent flying across the road by an alleged hit-and-run driver just metres from her home has spoken of her ordeal.
Shannon Fegan, 15, is recovering from concussion and heavy bruising after being hit crossing Valley Drive, Gravesend, by a motorist, who after stopping briefly, sped off.
Mother Kerri Bonner, 41, says the driver, described by Shannon as a young girl with long blonde hair and heavy make-up, allegdly failed to wait until an ambulance or police arrived.
“It is amazing. She is a child and yet she just drove of.
“I haven’t been able to sleep since thinking about what could have happened.
“Thank god it was near the speed camera otherwise who knows how fast she could have been going.”
Shannon, who is studying her GCSEs at Northfleet School for Girls, was walking to Windmill Hill with a group of friends at around 7.30pm on August 2 when it happened. I looked down the road and it was empty so I started to cross. I heard my friends scream ‘Car!’ obviously I couldn’t react fast enough.
“I felt something hit my left side then it all went dark,” she said.
Shannon, who lives in St Patricks Gardens, said she was able to get up, at which point the driver, who had got out to shout at her, asked if she was all right then jumped in the car and drove off.
Shannon was taken to Darent Valley Hospital by her 18-year-old sister Jessica.
At first she was told to just take pain killers but, on returning the following day was diagnosed with concussion and must spend the next two weeks resting and recovering.
“I know just how lucky I am. It is quite scary considering she was going fast enough to knock me across the road.”