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Pensioner seriously injured in skateboard hit and run
A pensioner suffered serious injuries when a skateboarder ploughed into her and then fled the scene.
Yvonne Stock, 76, was enjoying a walk along Brighton seafront when the incident happened.
She was walking on the Lower Esplanade, opposite the Grand Hotel, when the male skateboarder crashed into her.
Her partner of 30 years, Martin Kenward, 65, described how she was knocked to the ground.
An ambulance took Ms Stocker, to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where she was diagnosed with a dislocated ankle and two broken bones to her lower leg.
She was transferred to the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath, nearer her home in Hickmans Lane, Lindfield, where she remains with her leg in plaster.
On Monday she underwent a two-and-a-half-hour operation to fit pins in her legs. She will also require months of physiotherapy.
Mr Kenward said in the immediate aftermath of the incident his attention was focused on Ms Stock and he did not think to try to stop the skateboarder.
For the full story see tday's Argus.
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