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A VICTIM of a hit and run says he feels lucky to be alive after being “left to die”.

Dave Jones, 28, from Flint, remains in hospital with horrific leg injuries after being knocked off his moped by a car on Cornist Lane in Flint last Wednesday.

Police are yet to arrest anyone following the collision and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Dave, who broke his right leg in three places and was originally told it may have to be amputated, said he can’t understand how anyone could do such a thing.

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“I just don’t know how any human being could do that – just run someone over and leave them,” he said.

“I could have broken my back or had a internal bleeding to the brain for all they knew. It’s like I was left to die.”

He said he remembers colliding with the vehicle before flying “about 60 or 70 yards” through the air, before his bike landed on top of him.

“I remember quite a lot,” he said. “I was only going about 20mph – I have used that road for about 10 years.

“It is a really narrow country road. The car must have been going about 80mph I reckon.

“I remember hitting it then having a blackout. But then I remember gaining consciousness.

“It was like a blur. I remember saying to one of the lads, ‘why were you going so fast?’”

Mr Jones said he recalls the man saying he was not driving fast before fleeing the scene without as much as calling an ambulance.

“I feel very lucky to be alive,” he added. “My helmet flew off. I had my protective gear on and I think that may have saved my life.”

He has also praised surgeons for saving his leg following two operations.

Dave, who is in Glan Clwyd Hospital in Bodelwyddan, yesterday started walking again for the first time since the collision, aided by a walker.

He said he is remaining positive and said the incident will not deter him from riding a motorbike in future.

He said that he would like to thank the woman who came to his aid and called the ambulance.

The crash happened shortly before 9am last Wednesday.

Police want to speak to two men described as in their 20s, with one about 6ft tall with very short dark hair, and the other being shorter with blond hair.

They left the scene and walked off in the direction of Flint. Both are described as wearing workwear.

 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101, quoting reference number U067577.

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