Car ran me over twice

A HIT-and-run driver twice ran over the legs of a a pensioner knocked down on the pavement.

Emily Hannah, 75, was in Huddersfield Road, Elland, near the Cartwheel Club, when she was struck by the car.

Miraculously she suffered no broken bones - even though the female driver ran over her legs and then reversed over her before leaving the scene.

An ambulance was called and Mrs Hannah was released from hospital just hours later.

She said: “I was just walking my dog and the car mounted the pavement.

“It nudged me and I fell. The car went over both my legs and I screamed.”

Iain Hope, who had just left the Cartwheel Club, went to her aid.

He found Mrs Hannah on the ground with her legs between a wheel and he waved at the female driver shouting “stop, stop.”

“The car backed up, ran over her leg again and at that point drove off,” he said.

“I phoned an ambulance and stayed with her. She was in shock but chatting. It all happened so quickly.”

In the commotion a full description of the car and driver wasn’t taken but Mr Hope said it was a small light-coloured car.

Mrs Hannah, of Westbury Street, Elland, said the driver might have been blinded by the sun and panicked.

“I’m sore but there are no broken bones,” said Mrs Hannah, whose legs were heavily padded with thermal leggings.

“I’m very lucky at my age and my dog did not get hurt.”

Police said witnesses should call on 0945 6060606 or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.