A 52 year old man from Harold Hill is lucky to be alive after being hit by a car and sent flying metres across the pavement, resulting in a broken pelvis.
Barry a painter and decorator had left his daughter’s house in Romford and was coming out of a shop in Petersfield Avenue when he was struck by the car on Monday afternoon.
His family have been left shocked after the incident, his daughter Jade told the Havering Daily: “We are lucky he is still here with us. I was shocked when I received the phone call telling me he had been hit by a car and was being taken to the Royal London Hospital.
“I went to the hospital to see him, he was attached to tubes and wires, he was very shocked and dazed. It was heartbreaking to see him like that.”
Barry suffered a broken pelvis and as a result can now not walk or do anything on his own.
Jade continued: “He is out of hospital now but I am looking after him as he cannot do anything. He cannot even get out of bed. It’s awful to see him like this.
“The car struck him as he left the shop and sent him flying. He was lying on the floor unable to move when the ambulance arrived, they had to cut his clothes off him as he lay there. It’s been awful, my dad can’t work or even look after himself.
“They told us we are lucky he is still here. It’s been really hard for him and he has been really emotional as a result. We believe the driver of the vehicle wanted to park near the shop and instead of hitting the brake pedal hit the accelerator.”
Jade and her father Barry are both very emotional following the accident and hope that Barry will soon be on the road to recovery and be able to walk again.