Girl, 13, in pedestrian crossing hit-and-run

A TEENAGE girl was knocked off her bike by a hit-and-run driver as she crossed a road on a pedestrian crossing. The mother of 13-year-old Kayle Blake said her daughter had been left facing the possibility of needing a CAT scan after she hit her head durin

A TEENAGE girl was knocked off her bike by a hit-and-run driver as she crossed a road on a pedestrian crossing.

The mother of 13-year-old Kayle Blake said her daughter had been left facing the possibility of needing a CAT scan after she hit her head during the incident on Thursday.

Debra Blake told The Hunts Post: "It makes me so angry to think that the driver left my little girl lying in the middle of the road after knocking her off her bike.

"I can't believe he didn't even stop to check she was okay.


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"Accidents happen and I would have been reasonable enough if they had come to me and said I have just knocked your little girl off her bike. But instead they just drove off."

Kayle had just finished her paper round and was using the crossing outside Choices on Huntingdon Street, St Neots, at 9.30am when she was hit by a black people carrier.

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The teenager, who was not wearing a cycle helmet, was thrown over the handle bars of her bike. She escaped with a lump on her head, a bruised hip and a cracked rib.

However, Mrs Blake, who is manager of The New Inn in St Neots High Street, said a GP had advised Kayle could need a CAT scan if her dizziness and sickness persisted.

Mrs Blake said: "She is obviously still in shock and was still being sick and feeling dizzy up until Tuesday morning. Thankfully these symptoms didn't persist and Kayle didn't have to go for a CAT scan.

"I'm hoping the sickness and dizziness was just shock and she hasn't suffered any long-term damage.

"Everyone has asked me why she wasn't wearing a helmet but what 13-year-old can you get to wear a helmet? They just don't like wearing them."

Kayle, who attends St Neots Community College, has been told by her GP not to go back to school until she has made a complete recovery.

Mrs Blake added: "At the moment she is on very strong painkillers and I'm hoping that will sort her out. I don't think it's sunk in yet as she seems more upset about the iPod she lost in the accident than her health."

Mrs Blake has reported the incident to police and has appealed for the driver to come forward.

Cambridgeshire police said it was investigating the incident.

INFORMATION: Anyone who may have seen the accident is asked to contact police on 0845 4564564 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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