Girls hurt in ‘hit and run’ smash

TWO teenage girls were hurt in a hit-and-run accident in Halifax.

Pakeeza Nasir, 19, and a 15-year-old friend were in Gibbet Street when a black Audi A3 mounted the pavement, hitting them and then smashing into a wall.

Two men in the car fled, leaving Pakeeza unconscious.

“My friend woke me up and I just remember a lot of people standing round us,” she said.

“All I wanted was my mum. I managed to get home and when I got in, I just collapsed on the sofa.”

Her mum called paramedics and Pakeeza was taken to hospital where she was treated for serious leg injuries and bruises all over her body.

Her friend also suffered bruising.

“We were in shock,” she said.

She said it seemed like the car had missed its turning, and had tried to turn too late.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw the accident, the car in the area before it happened or the men who ran away to get in touch.

The crash happened at 12.20pm on Sunday near the junction of Victoria Road.

Anyone who can help should call PC Andy Cox in the Western Area roads policing team on 0845 6060606.;

Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.