Hit-and-run leaves Fareham moped rider lying in the road in Cosham

Daily Echo: Hit-and-run leaves several injured moped rider lying in the road Hit-and-run leaves several injured moped rider lying in the road

POLICE are hunting a hit and run driver who left a stricken moped rider lying seriously injured on a Hampshire main road.

The 62-year-old victim from Fareham came off his black Piaggio bike when in collision with a small car in Western Road, Cosham.

The car carried on towards Portsmouth.

Meanwhile the injured man was taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital where he remains in intensive care with severe head injuries.

Police are urging anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident at 2.50pm on Sunday, March 16, to contact Fratton Roads Policing Unit on 101 or online at hampshire.police.uk.

People can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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12:58pm Fri 21 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Predictive text fail on the original header again. should read "severely injured"! Can only wish the guy a speedy recovery and that the culprit is located, always possible that he/she wasn't aware of what had happened, but that's unlikely.
Predictive text fail on the original header again. should read "severely injured"! Can only wish the guy a speedy recovery and that the culprit is located, always possible that he/she wasn't aware of what had happened, but that's unlikely. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 5

6:59pm Fri 21 Mar 14

From the sidelines says...

Abysmal behaviour. To leave someone injured, where's the humanity. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

I'd like to see a bigger outpouring of indignity from commenters on this story than there was over the new forest cow. But I won't be getting my hopes up.
Abysmal behaviour. To leave someone injured, where's the humanity. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I'd like to see a bigger outpouring of indignity from commenters on this story than there was over the new forest cow. But I won't be getting my hopes up. From the sidelines
  • Score: 0

7:25pm Fri 21 Mar 14

acid drop says...

When or if they catch the driver he should be hung
When or if they catch the driver he should be hung acid drop
  • Score: 1

9:12pm Fri 21 Mar 14

kyrrie says...

What is the matter with people these days, where are their morals. How can you hit someone and then leave them, whoever you are you are a disgrace to society I hope you are caught and punished soon. To the poor guy who was injured I wish you all the best for a speedy recovery.
What is the matter with people these days, where are their morals. How can you hit someone and then leave them, whoever you are you are a disgrace to society I hope you are caught and punished soon. To the poor guy who was injured I wish you all the best for a speedy recovery. kyrrie
  • Score: 3

12:43am Sat 22 Mar 14

Hayleybx says...

It is my dad that's in hospital with severe injurys, he is actually in critical care, just got to keep strong for the rest of us. In the mean time hopefully someone out there has some information and the heartless **** is caught!!
It is my dad that's in hospital with severe injurys, he is actually in critical care, just got to keep strong for the rest of us. In the mean time hopefully someone out there has some information and the heartless **** is caught!! Hayleybx
  • Score: 5

8:44am Sat 22 Mar 14

mickey01 says...

if it was a small car then maybe some damage may have been done to it and somebody may be able to spot it and report the driver
if it was a small car then maybe some damage may have been done to it and somebody may be able to spot it and report the driver mickey01
  • Score: 3

1:58pm Sat 22 Mar 14

charrlee says...

How do we know it was a "hit and run" ? If there was any CCTV, the registration would be viewable.

Mopeds are notoriously slow, and make a terrible noise. How do we know that the rider was not deliberately holding up an arrogant driver, and just ran into something and fell off through poor concentration ?
How do we know it was a "hit and run" ? If there was any CCTV, the registration would be viewable. Mopeds are notoriously slow, and make a terrible noise. How do we know that the rider was not deliberately holding up an arrogant driver, and just ran into something and fell off through poor concentration ? charrlee
  • Score: -6

8:58pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Hayleybx says...

So what your trying to say is that my dad is a poor driver with no concentration?? My dad has been riding scooters for well over 40yrs, if your that defensive over it then I will personally take you myself to see the damage caused to my dads bike, it clearly shows there was an big
Impact where it was hit, I'm pretty sure the police wouldn't mind me asking to show someone as shallow and unsympathetic the damage caused, I don't even mind taking you to see how seriously injured my dad is! He's is in a critical state with severe injuries to his head! If you don't have anything positive to write then please do not write as you are only causing upset! The police are already checking CCTV and forensics have his bike and clothes.
So what your trying to say is that my dad is a poor driver with no concentration?? My dad has been riding scooters for well over 40yrs, if your that defensive over it then I will personally take you myself to see the damage caused to my dads bike, it clearly shows there was an big Impact where it was hit, I'm pretty sure the police wouldn't mind me asking to show someone as shallow and unsympathetic the damage caused, I don't even mind taking you to see how seriously injured my dad is! He's is in a critical state with severe injuries to his head! If you don't have anything positive to write then please do not write as you are only causing upset! The police are already checking CCTV and forensics have his bike and clothes. Hayleybx
  • Score: 0

12:25am Sun 23 Mar 14

charrlee says...

Hayleybx wrote:
So what your trying to say is that my dad is a poor driver with no concentration?? My dad has been riding scooters for well over 40yrs, if your that defensive over it then I will personally take you myself to see the damage caused to my dads bike, it clearly shows there was an big
Impact where it was hit, I'm pretty sure the police wouldn't mind me asking to show someone as shallow and unsympathetic the damage caused, I don't even mind taking you to see how seriously injured my dad is! He's is in a critical state with severe injuries to his head! If you don't have anything positive to write then please do not write as you are only causing upset! The police are already checking CCTV and forensics have his bike and clothes.
First of all, I really am sorry if I offended you. I'm no expert on these forums, and it didn't occur to me a relative might post here.
I'm so sorry your dad got hurt, and I do wish him good luck and a speedy recovery.

The reason I approached the subject the way I did was because, yet again, the Echo doesn't give us any useful information that could help us identify the driver.
[quote][p][bold]Hayleybx[/bold] wrote: So what your trying to say is that my dad is a poor driver with no concentration?? My dad has been riding scooters for well over 40yrs, if your that defensive over it then I will personally take you myself to see the damage caused to my dads bike, it clearly shows there was an big Impact where it was hit, I'm pretty sure the police wouldn't mind me asking to show someone as shallow and unsympathetic the damage caused, I don't even mind taking you to see how seriously injured my dad is! He's is in a critical state with severe injuries to his head! If you don't have anything positive to write then please do not write as you are only causing upset! The police are already checking CCTV and forensics have his bike and clothes.[/p][/quote]First of all, I really am sorry if I offended you. I'm no expert on these forums, and it didn't occur to me a relative might post here. I'm so sorry your dad got hurt, and I do wish him good luck and a speedy recovery. The reason I approached the subject the way I did was because, yet again, the Echo doesn't give us any useful information that could help us identify the driver. charrlee
  • Score: 1

6:35pm Sun 23 Mar 14

camerajuan says...

charrlee wrote:
How do we know it was a "hit and run" ? If there was any CCTV, the registration would be viewable.

Mopeds are notoriously slow, and make a terrible noise. How do we know that the rider was not deliberately holding up an arrogant driver, and just ran into something and fell off through poor concentration ?
Good lord you really are losing it!

This man is in critical condition and you decide to attack moped users as a whole collective?! Mopeds aren't all 50cc hair dryers. Try tailing a Gilera Nexus/Yamaha T-Max and see if you think they're "notoriously slow" like you think they are.

Heartless tw@. Think before you post.
[quote][p][bold]charrlee[/bold] wrote: How do we know it was a "hit and run" ? If there was any CCTV, the registration would be viewable. Mopeds are notoriously slow, and make a terrible noise. How do we know that the rider was not deliberately holding up an arrogant driver, and just ran into something and fell off through poor concentration ?[/p][/quote]Good lord you really are losing it! This man is in critical condition and you decide to attack moped users as a whole collective?! Mopeds aren't all 50cc hair dryers. Try tailing a Gilera Nexus/Yamaha T-Max and see if you think they're "notoriously slow" like you think they are. Heartless tw@. Think before you post. camerajuan
  • Score: -1

8:21pm Sun 23 Mar 14

charrlee says...

Your comment simply enhances precisely what I was pointing out : the Echo does not give any useful information at all more than "car hits bike and scarpers". If you want people to phone in some information that might lead to apprehending the hit and run driver, you have to say as much as possible as soon as possible. If, for instance, some boy racer was involved, that car has already been patched, re-sprayed and sold on.
I would imagine some paint from the car has adhered to the bike. If, instead of just saying "small car" the Echo had been able to say "small white car", or "small red car", a few memories might have been prompted, particularly a "small (red) car with front wing damage and broken headlight."

You see, camera one, so many times in life I have been of more help to people through having a focussed mind that acts quickly, than one that delays with wailing sympathy. In my job, four children, in separate incidents, would have died if I had wasted valuable time on shock and dismay.

If you get something stuck in your throat, do you know how long it takes to die ? 30 seconds. A child that gets something stuck in their throat does not grab said throat and start making choking noises. They just go silent, start to go red, then blue, then fall to the floor, dead. This 12year-old, standing chatting with friends just went quiet. By the time they had turned to red, 10 seconds had passed. No questions, just pushed them into my left arm and smacked them between the shoulder blades with my right hand. Nothing. 10 seconds till death. The second blow from my right hand sent the offending sweet across the floor, and they took a deep breath...27, 28, 29, 30...just in time.

This driver needs to be found, but the Echo has not published anything other than "a car". Readers playing "ain't it terrible" and suggesting all kinds of torture for this driver is not going to help either.

And your comments are about as useful as a paper screwdriver.
Your comment simply enhances precisely what I was pointing out : the Echo does not give any useful information at all more than "car hits bike and scarpers". If you want people to phone in some information that might lead to apprehending the hit and run driver, you have to say as much as possible as soon as possible. If, for instance, some boy racer was involved, that car has already been patched, re-sprayed and sold on. I would imagine some paint from the car has adhered to the bike. If, instead of just saying "small car" the Echo had been able to say "small white car", or "small red car", a few memories might have been prompted, particularly a "small (red) car with front wing damage and broken headlight." You see, camera one, so many times in life I have been of more help to people through having a focussed mind that acts quickly, than one that delays with wailing sympathy. In my job, four children, in separate incidents, would have died if I had wasted valuable time on shock and dismay. If you get something stuck in your throat, do you know how long it takes to die ? 30 seconds. A child that gets something stuck in their throat does not grab said throat and start making choking noises. They just go silent, start to go red, then blue, then fall to the floor, dead. This 12year-old, standing chatting with friends just went quiet. By the time they had turned to red, 10 seconds had passed. No questions, just pushed them into my left arm and smacked them between the shoulder blades with my right hand. Nothing. 10 seconds till death. The second blow from my right hand sent the offending sweet across the floor, and they took a deep breath...27, 28, 29, 30...just in time. This driver needs to be found, but the Echo has not published anything other than "a car". Readers playing "ain't it terrible" and suggesting all kinds of torture for this driver is not going to help either. And your comments are about as useful as a paper screwdriver. charrlee
  • Score: 1

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