Friends of a man who was left with a broken leg after he was smashed into by a reversing car in a shocking hit-and-run in High Wycombe are rallying to raise cash for him.

At around 10.35pm on Friday, December 27, the 48-year-old man was walking on Oxford Road near to the junction with Bridge Street and the bus station when he attempted to cross the road at a pedestrian crossing.

The man noticed a light blue coloured vehicle being driven towards him, and so he moved back to the kerbside to avoid a crash.

As the man then went to cross, the car reversed and hit the man, leaving him with a broken leg and severe bruising to his shoulder.

He was rushed to the John Radcliffe - and the car fled the scene.


Now, more than three weeks on, he is still in hospital - and is expected to have his damaged leg in a "cage" until April.

It means he will be unable to work for months - so friends have set up a fundraising page to help him through.

The page was set up by Craig Atkins, who says his friend faces a "long time out of work and a long road to recovery".

He is hoping the High Wycombe community will support his friend - and has set a target of £5,000.

If you would like to donate, go to

Police are still investigating the horrific crash and want any witnesses who haven't yet spoken to them to come forward.

If you can help, call the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 43190403323 or make a report online.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.