Pensioner suffers broken bones after hit-and-run in Gosport

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AN ELDERLY woman was injured in a hit-and-run accident in Gosport.

Hazel Ball, 77, from Gosport, was hit by a car as she crossed Cunningham Drive in Bridgemary at 3.30pm on Monday.

The maroon coloured car came from Harris Road, drove left into Bridgemary Avenue then turned right into Cunningham Avenue where it struck the pensioner as she was crossing the road. The car failed to stop and carried on to the A32.

Ms Ball sustained a broken right wrist and right lower arm and a broken left ankle. She remains in hospital where she has had surgery on her arm injuries and doctors are assessing how best to treat her broken ankle.

PC Julia Shaw from the Roads Policing Unit in Fratton said: ‘I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time and saw this collision to contact us with any information they have.

‘This incident has caused a great deal of pain and distress to this lady and her family, particularly as the driver made no attempt to stop and see if she was alright.’

Call the Roads Policing Unit in Fratton on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.