Lincoln hit and run victim thanks emergency services for their help

The victim of a hit and run incident in South Hykeham in Lincoln last week has written to The Lincolnite to thank emergency services and the public for helping him.

The thirty-seven-year-old man, whose name we are not publishing for legal reasons, was involved in a hit and run incident at Gateway Park in South Hykeham on Friday just before 5pm.

Lincolnshire Police later arrested a 41-year-old man from Waltham near Grimsby in relation to the incident.

The man has since been released on police bail to return to Lincoln Police Station at a later date when police enquiries have been concluded.

The hit and run victim said: “Although for legal reasons I can not give any information regarding the event, I would like to say from the bottom of my heart a massive thank you to all the people who stopped their cars to check I was OK.

“I would also like to say a huge thank you to the staff at the McDonald’s restaurant, especially the first aider who applied that bandage to my head prior to the ambulance arriving. Their assistance was very heart warming and very welcoming.

“I was taken to Lincoln County Hospital by ambulance, and staff were very professional and kept me calm throughout the 20 minutes drive.

“When I arrived at the hospital I was treated by friendly and professional staff where I underwent several tests that took a good few hours.

“The hospital staff couldn’t have done more to make my time there any better under the circumstances.

“I arrived on what I was later told would be a busy Friday night in the A&E, but never the less the care I received was fabulous from arrival to leaving.

“A big thank you also goes out the the Lincolnshire Police; in my opinion there’s always a story trying to portrait the police in a bad light, but I would like to say that the care and professionalism I received from the boys in blue was fantastic.”

Lincolnshire Police Detective Sergeant Mark Booth and Detective Constable Nick Hakes are investigating the incident. They are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed what happened.

They can be contacted by calling Lincolnshire Police on the non-emergency 101 number and quoting incident number 291 of 12th April 2013.