LIVERPOOL mum Jacqui Jones was today facing the prospect of spending Christmas Day in hospital after she was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver on the school run.
Jacqui was hit as she put six-year-old son Connor’s school bag in the back of her car.
Horrified parents rushed to Jacqui’s aid as she was sent flying into the road.
Her son, who witnessed the smash, was shocked but otherwise unharmed.
The hit-and-run happened outside St Thomas C of E Primary School, in Liverpool Road, Lydiate, near the junction with Kenyons Lane.
The impact of the collision shattered Jacqui’s right leg and she will need an operation meaning she is likely to spend Christmas in hospital.
The hit-and-run driver’s car, believed to be a light-blue or silver Ford Focus, was damaged in the crash and a number of parts were left at the scene.
Jacqui’s husband Colin Jones said: “My wife had just placed my son in his seat on the near-side of the car, checked it was clear and then went round to the other side of the car to put his school bag next to him.
“The guy just came from nowhere and hit my wife from behind. The impact of the collision forced the door inwards into my wife, shattering her leg and leaving her with head, arm and shoulder injuries. The driver just left the scene – leaving a lot of his car behind.”