Nose broken, ribs bruised and scooter wrecked in hit-and-run

By Thomas Parkes | Cannock | Crime | Published:

A doorman has been left with a broken nose and bruised ribs after being knocked off his scooter by a car.

The damaged scooter which Alan Potts was riding

Alan Potts, from Norton Canes, was on his way to get the vehicle an MOT when he was hit by a Ford Focus.

The 54-year-old was hit at the junction of Brownhills Road and Burntwood Road in the village on Saturday. .

Now Alan has been “left in agony” due to his injuries with his girlfriend’s scooter a write-off following the collision at 11.30am, after which he said the driver left the scene.

He said: “I was taking the scooter to Uxbridge Motors in Hednesford.

"The lights were on green and I was going through and I looked up and the car was coming in the opposite direction.

"The driver was on his phone and turned in front of me. I tried to swerve and miss him but I was too close and I went into the side of the door.”

He was taken to New Cross Hospital for further treatment before being discharged the same day.

But the driver for a kitchen firm, who also works as a doorman at The Station nightspot in Cannock, said it had left him unable to walk or move very far due to the constant pain caused.


“My body is all badly bruised, my shoulders, my ribs, my legs and my face looks like I’ve been 10 rounds with Mike Tyson – and everything hurts,” he said.

And the scooter, which belongs to his girlfriend Michelle Jones, has been completely wrecked by the collision.

The vehicle has a unique paint job, cost £2,500 in total and was insured for £1,500.

Now Alan’s injuries have forced him to take a break for up to three weeks from his jobs, he says, due to his constant pain.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said they were investigating the incident – and urged anyone with information to call officers on 101, quoting incident 287 of September 7.

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
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