Mum on school run thrown 15ft into air and ‘left for dead’ by scrambler bike

A mum was ‘left for dead’ after being 15feet into the air by a scrambler bike.

Leah Cunningham, 29, was crossing the road near her home to pick up her daughter from school when it ploughed into her.

The impact sent her flying into the air before she landed back on the ground, the Liverpool Echo reports.

The off-road bike fled from the scene last Thursday while she was left in a heap in the road.

She was left bleeding from a serious head wound which needed multiple staples and has been in the major trauma unit at Aintree Hospital since the collision.

Leah, of Netherton, Merseyside, suffered multiple injuries including a fractured and swollen leg, a hole in her muscle that needed to be stitched together and torn ligaments in her ankle.

She also had injuries to her pelvis plus multiple cuts and bruises over her body.

Leah said: “I pressed the button at the crossing and it went to green.

“I saw two bikes go past but I only saw two – I didn't see the third one. The other one must have been going that quick.

“As I got near the other side of the road that's when the bike hit me.

“I saw it happening, I didn't go unconscious. I can't explain the fear I felt.

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“You know when you stop and you know you're going to get hit? I knew I was going to get hit.

“I got told by those that saw the CCTV that I got flipped up in the air about 15 foot.”

She has been unable to move due to the pain and the pelvic injury.

And she hasn’t been given a date for when she will be allowed to leave as this will depend on when she can begin to walk again.

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She also has not been able to see anyone, including her daughter who is staying with her dad, since it happened due to Covid restrictions.

The full-time mum added: “The pain is unimaginable, it's the worst pain I've ever had.

“It knocks me sick and makes me dizzy just trying to move.

“I'm getting lots of flashbacks – I keep thinking of the bike hitting me.

“I keep thinking why did I cross the road, but I had to cross the road to get my daughter.”

A police investigation is being carried out, with officers urging anyone with CCTV or dash cam footage to come forward.

Roads Policing Sergeant Mat Shaw said: “The anti-social and criminal use of off-road bikes is unacceptable and we will continue to work to locate and seize nuisance bikes and pursue those involved in their use.”

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