A MUM 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 Jones 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 incident happened outside St Thomas C of E Primary School in Liverpool Road, Lydiate, near the junction with Kenyons Lane on Friday afternoon.
The hit-and-run driver’s car, believed to be a light blue or silver Ford Focus, also sustained damage in the collision and a number of parts were left at the scene.
The injured woman’s husband, Colin Jones said: “It looks as if my wife will be spending Christmas in hospital as she will need an operation on her leg.”
According to witnesses the driver was spotted a short time later checking the damage to his car. He is described as being in his 60s or 70s, of medium build, around 5ft 9in tall and walking with a stoop.
Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.