AN 86-year-old man was knocked off his mobility scooter by a hit and run driver.
Bill Jones from Annefield Park, Gresford was returning home at 9.30pm from the Gresford British Legion when when the collision occurred on Friday.
Police said a blue vehicle, possibly a BMW, collided with the scooter on High Street and are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.
Mr Jones’ son-in-law, Gresford community councillor Graham Peake, said his father-in-law had been travelling up the road when he had been hit by a car from behind.
He said he was knocked off his scooter and abandoned.
“The driver didn’t stop,” he said. “Bill hit his head on the ground. The first thing he knew he was on the floor.”
Mr Jones, who is now recovering at home, said he couldn’t understand what had happened.
“Usually when I’m going home, if someone’s behind me I’ll see their lights in front of me,” he said. “But I don’t remember seeing any.”
Mr Jones, a former lollipop man and gas engineer, suffered a gash to his head, as well as cuts and bruises to his face and an injured shoulder.
“I feel like I’ve gone 15 rounds in the gym but I’m alright,” he said. “It’s my false teeth and my eyeglasses I’m worried about.”
Mr Jones, who is originally from Swansea but who has lived in Gresford for nearly 40 years, said his bottom set of teeth were broken when he hit the ground and his glasses were ‘in bits’.
Cllr Peake said it was just fortunate two teenagers in the park had heard the collision and phoned an ambulance.
His father-in-law was taken to the Wrexham Maelor Hospital where doctors insisted on keeping him overnight.
“He didn’t want to stay,” he said. “He’s a tough old boot but he didn’t sleep that much in hospital.”
Police have appealed for anyone with information to call them on 101 and quote reference number P176634.
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 9.23pm on Friday to an incident on High Street, Gresford.
“We sent a rapid response vehicle and an emergency ambulance to the scene, and a man in his 80s with a head injury was taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital.”