Mother speaks out after daughter, 9, has leg broken in hit and run incident

The mother of a nine-year-old girl who suffered a broken leg in a hit- and-run incident on her way home from school is furious that the driver left her for dead.

Jorden Tennant, of Martham, had looked both ways to cross Repps Road, near the Marlborough Green Crescent junction, when a silver-grey hatchback car drove round the corner and hit her.

The Martham Primary pupil tried to stand up after she was hit, but did not realise her left leg had snapped just above the ankle as she was wearing boots.

She collapsed, but managed to crawl out of the road to avoid being hit by other vehicles.

The driver of the hatchback had stopped his car further up the road from the collision, looked back and saw Jorden collapsed before getting back into his vehicle and driving off.

Another driver stopped to help Jorden and called an ambulance at around 3.55pm on Thursday, December 8, and Jorden's mother Teresa, 47, says she is thankful her daughter was not killed.

'Jorden is very lucky that she's still here,' she said.

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'To hit a girl, not know what you've done, see her lying there and then drive off is absolutely horrendous.

'I want somebody to come forward.'

Jorden was shaken up by the incident but is putting on a brave face and has been sent dozens of get well cards by her classmates.

After an operation at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston she is back home with her leg pinned together with a metal frame.

She is due to have a further operation to remove the metalwork in six weeks time, but even without complications she will be in plaster for another six months.

Police are keen to speak to anyone with information – particularly any garages which may have had a silver-grey hatchback car brought in for work on, or after, Thursday, December 8.

The driver is described as of medium build and believed to be in his late 50s. He was around 6ft tall and had stubble.

Witnesses are asked to call Acle Roads Policing on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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