Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

CCTV Clue to Hit-Run Driver Who Swore at Young Victim ; Appeal to Trace Truck after collisionMedics Say Boy's Leg May Never Fully Heal

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

CCTV Clue to Hit-Run Driver Who Swore at Young Victim ; Appeal to Trace Truck after collisionMedics Say Boy's Leg May Never Fully Heal

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THIS pick-up truck is suspected of ploughing into a young man in a 'shameless' hit and run crash.

Martin Ramsden, 17, was riding his moped when he was knocked over on Ashworth Road near Norden, Rochdale, shattering his right leg in four places.

The driver, thought to be in his late 40s, got out of the silver 4x4 only to swear at Martin before driving off in the direction of Heywood, following the incident at around 2pm on Sunday, September 22.

Martin, an apprentice engineer from Langley in Middleton, has had three operations on his leg and was treated at the North Manchester General Hospital for more than a week. He is expected to be returning home this week but doctors have told him his leg may never fully recover.

His dad, Jason, 42, said: "He is managing to get around a bit on crutches now, but they think it could be a couple of years before he gets the use back properly and it may never fully recover. It has affected him mentally as well as physically.

"We are just grateful that Martin was with his friend, Dave Richards, when the accident happened. …

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