Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

He Could 'Ve Killed Me and My Kids but He Just Drove off; Mam-of-Two Relives Horror of Motorbike Hit-and-Run

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

He Could 'Ve Killed Me and My Kids but He Just Drove off; Mam-of-Two Relives Horror of Motorbike Hit-and-Run

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Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY

A HIT-and-run biker, who left a young family for dead in the road, is today being hunted.

Christina Gray is appealing for help to catch the rider who ploughed into her and her two daughters before speeding off.

Christina was crossing the road opposite her home in Blyth with Ellie, five, holding her hand and carrying threeyear-old Amelia in her arms. When she reached the island at the middle of Cowpen Road she waited until lights brought the traffic to a standstill before attempting to cross.

But the next thing the mam-of-two knew, she was waking up on the ground with her two children screaming beside her and Ellie covered in blood.

Eyewitnesses said a biker riding a red motorcycle had ploughed into the young family before speeding off without even checking they were okay. Police are hunting for the rider responsible for the hitand-run, which happened at around 4.15pm on Wednesday. Christina, 25, has told of her horror at realising she and her girls could have been killed.

She said: "He could have killed me and my kids but he just drove off. If he had any heart he would come forward.

"I want him caught."

Part-time criminology student Christina, who works at Asda in Blyth, had visited her sister, who lives opposite her on Cowpen Road, when the terrifying incident happened.

Carrying Amelia in her arms and keeping tight hold of Ellie's hand, she safely crossed to the middle of the road as she does almost everyday. "I'm always quite panicky about roads when I'm with the children," she said. "But that is the safest place to cross.

"I went to the island in the middle of the road. That's where everyone crosses.

"The traffic was at a standstill so I thought it was safe to cross."

Christina cannot remember seeing the motorbike that hit them.

The next thing she knew she was coming round after being knocked out.

She said: "I can't even remember it happening. All I can remember is waking up in the road and the kids were screaming.

"Someone had called the police and an ambulance. I don't know how long I was unconscious. I was hysterical.

The first thing that came into my head was that he could have killed my kids. …

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