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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.

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“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
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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