Lorry driver suffers serious injuries when he is struck by a van after posting Christmas cards in Whittlesey

Brian Pounder of Kings Delph

Brian Pounder of Kings Delph - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 70s suffered head injuries when he was struck by a Transit van.

Man is knocked down by a hit and run driver in King's Delph

Man is knocked down by a hit and run driver in King's Delph - Credit: Archant

Brian Pounder, 75, had walked from his home and crossed the road to the letterbox on the other side when he was hit by a blue Transit van.

The driver stopped after the incident but then drove off again leaving him lying in the road.

Brian said: “I have horrible injuries, but I have survived, the next person might not be so lucky.

“I can’t really remember what happened, one minute I had posted cards, the next hit, I’ve no idea what happened, but to not stop and stay with another person - it’s not good.

Man is knocked down by a hit and run driver in King's Delph

Man is knocked down by a hit and run driver in King's Delph - Credit: Archant

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“I am urging people to give information so we can find out who did this.”

He remembers his neighbours coming out to help and being taken back home but at that point he did not think he was injured - just shaken.

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However as time progressed his neighbours and family urged him to go to A&E where it was discovered he had cracked ribs alongside wrist and head injuries.

“I can’t thank Peterborough A&E enough, they do an amazing job, I’m patched up and go back to fracture clinic on Thursday.

“I now can’t do simple tasks like doing up buttons, which is frustrating but luckily my son and daughter are helping me.

“I work as a lorry driver but wont be doing that for at least eight weeks,” he said.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident on Wednesday December 14 at Kings Delph near the speed camera on Murfitts corner.

The victim has had three plates and 23 screws put in to secure his wrist.

He has also got two cracked ribs.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said: “We were called at 5.25pm with reports of a collision in Kings Delph, Whittlesey, which happened at about 4.40pm.

“It has been reported that a man was struck by a blue Transit van.

“One of the occupants initially got out of the vehicle to see if the man was okay.

“The victim, a man in his 70s, suffered head injuries however refused medical assistance.

“The man was later taken to hospital where he received treatment for serious but not life threatening injuries.”

“Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”

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