Student breaks neck in hit-and-run at crossing

A STUDENT has suffered a broken neck and other serious injuries after she was knocked down in a hit-and-run at a pedestrian crossing in Sheffield.

The 21-year-old woman was using the crossing outside the Marks and Spencer store in Ecclesall Road when it is understood two vehicles overtook a line of stationary traffic at the lights, which were red, and drove through them, hitting her.

The victim, from Ossett, near Wakefield, was carried around 20 metres before falling to the road.

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As well as a broken vertebrae in her neck, she suffered a fractured pelvis, tissue damage and bruising.

Both vehicles failed to stop at the scene and police are appealing for help to identify them and trace their drivers.

Officers would especially like to speak to the owner of a bulk tipping heavy goods vehicle that was waiting at the red light, who they believe may hold vital information.

Any witnesses to the incident, which happened at around 10pm on Wednesday, May 8, or anyone who knows of a vehicle with recent damage that could have occurred as a result of a collision are also urged to get in touch.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting incident number 1221 of May 8, 2013, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.