A schoolgirl today spoke of her agony after she was knocked off a BMX by a motorcyclist who rode away from the scene.
Courtney Taylor, aged 14, was riding her friend’s bike close to her home when she said she was clipped by a motorbike.
The Thorns Community College pupil was left dazed and in pain at the side of the road with a broken bone in her knee.
She faces a long period of rehabilitation with her leg in plaster and her family today called for the motorcyclist to come forward and speak to police.
The accident happened at around 8.15pm last Tuesday in Cradley Road, Netherton.
Courtney had reached the junction of Primrose Road just 500 yards from her house in Old Level Way when she went to cross onto the opposite pavement.
But she claimed the motorcyclist who was riding behind her stuck her right leg, sending her careering off and skidding onto the road.
The teenager, who has just started her GCSEs, said she was lucky and just managed to pull herself onto the pavement despite the pain.
The motorcyclist briefly stopped as three passers-by went to her aid but she said he complained about injuring his hand before riding off without leaving any details or asking how Courtney was.
He was wearing a black coat and jeans but kept his helmet on.
“I was in shock really as I couldn’t believe it and I’m sure he didn’t have his light on as I looked and couldn’t see him,” Courtney said. “I was in so much pain. I needed painkillers every three hours in hospital.”
After the crash Courtney called her mother Shirley Taylor, 36, and her brother Alex Burton, 17, who dialled 999 to help her.
A paramedic assessed her at the scene and she was taken into Dudley’s Russells Hall Hospital where she stayed for two days while medics diagnosed the fracture through an MRI scan.
Her leg is in plaster for the next six to eight weeks and she faces follow up appointments. She will also be forced to take time of school and has to sleep downstairs.
Her mother Shirley said her daughter was ‘screaming’ down the phone when she called. We don’t know how someone could just leave her like that and not even check that she was ok,” said mother-of-five Miss Taylor.
“I dashed out to see her and as I was coming around the corner I briefly saw the man talking to the passers-by but as I was getting close he rode off. We hope he comes forward.”
Witnesses are asked to call 101.