AFTER he was knocked down by a 4x4, and left lying in the road with a broken ankle, Daniel Hodgkinson has lost his job, his flat and faces six weeks in plaster.

He said the driver left the scene without exchanging details and has appealed for anyone with information to call the police.

Daniel, 37, was walking along The Mall, near his home in Lake, on Friday, August 23, when he said he was hit by a black 4x4 vehicle.

An Isle of Wight Police spokesperson said: "It was reported the car did stop at the scene and the driver exited the vehicle.

"However, it’s also reported that no details were exchanged at the scene.”

The road does not have pavements, so Daniel was forced to walk in the road.

He said: “I heard beeping behind me. I didn’t look around, I just put my middle finger up.

“Next thing I know, the car has driven into me. I was knocked over to the left, and both left wheels of the car ran over my ankle.”

Daniel said the car stopped around 30 feet further down the road, before the driver got out of the car.

He said: “He ran over to me, and his girlfriend followed him, but he told her to get back in the car. That’s when I noticed there were kids in the back.

“He said, ‘I thought you were out of the way.’ I replied, ‘no you didn’t.’ Because he obviously didn’t.

“He got back in his car and I was shouting, telling him I was going to call 999.

"He drove a bit further down the road, turned around, and then drove away.”

Daniel was able to make his way to his girlfriend’s house, but said: “I woke up the next morning in agony, so I went to A&E. I had bruises and tyre marks on my leg.”

After three days in a temporary cast, doctors at the fracture clinic told Daniel he had a snapped ankle, and put his leg in a full, permanent cast.

It will be at least six weeks until it heals.

“I lost my job over this," said Daniel.

"I was working as a chef on a zero hours contract and I’d only been there two months — but obviously I haven’t been able to work because of this.

"They’ve hired a new chef now, so I don’t know if I’ve got a job when it’s healed.

“I’ve had to apply for ESA — employment support — but that’s only £70 a week. I was on £400 a week before. I can’t afford my rent, so I’ve had to move out my flat.

"I’ve lost my flat and my job because this guy ran me over.”

Anyone with any information about the incident should call the police on 101 quoting crime reference number 44190304288.

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