Rhyl man "lucky to be alive" following hit and run horror


Jamie Nield-Siddall

A RHYL man believes he is lucky to be alive after he was knocked to the ground in a hit and run incident.

Phillip Roose, 55, has been left with broken and dislocated bones in his right foot after a car ploughed into him outside the Halifax bank on Russell Road two weeks ago.

The incident, which happened around midday on Saturday October 27, has left him unable to move without the assistance of a zimmer frame.

Mr Roose, who runs the Bron Haul Care Home on Brighton Road, said: “I’m horrified someone could do that then drive off.”

He added.”I could have been killed.

“There were people about so there must have been a lot of witnesses - but the police have done nothing.”

Mr Roose required ambulance assistance after the vehicle crashed into him as he stepped off the curb to allow a postman pushing a trolley past.

He said his injuries have affected his business, as the 30 residents currently housed at Bron Haul rely heavily on him to pick up food and oversee the daily running of the home.

Mr Roose, who is a keen Liverpool fan said the incident is also costing him a lot of money.

“I was due to go to Moscow to watch Liverpool in the Europa League on the Wednesday after the incident, but I was forced to miss that - it was the first time I have missed a European game since 2005,” he said.

“I also had to give my ticket up for the derby which was the next day, and I have also booked to go to Udinese on December 6 but I can’t go.”

He feels the police have not kept him up to date with the investigation and believes they could be doing more.

A spokesman for North Wales Police said: “We were called at midday on October 27 with reports a pedestrian was involved in a collision with a car.

“The vehicle is believed to be a white 4x4.

“The incident is being investigated and anyone with information should call police on 101.”

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