A YOUNG girl has been left unable to walk after a motorbike mowed her down in a hit and run as she strolled along a pavement.
Emily McGregor, 10, was walking along a public path around 7:40pm on Saturday when she was struck by a motorbike.
A motorbike mounted the pavement and knocked Emily McGregor to the groundCredit: NCJ MEDIA
Emily, 10, will spend the rest of her school holidays in hospitalCredit: NCJ MEDIA
Pregnant mum-of-two Laura rushed to the scene while Emily’s brother called an ambulanceCredit: NCJ MEDIA
Her heavily pregnant mum Laura got a distressing call that her daughter had been hit by the bike and rushed to the scene with her third child.
Emily and her friend had met up to go and play together but within five minutes she was knocked down.
Laura said: “There was two boys on motorbikes, one had hit her and she went flying across the fence.”
She claims “they just drove off” as Emily’s friend frantically phoned her while the young girl’s brother called the Scottish ambulance service to the Livingstone address, the Daily Record reported.
Laura says everyone in the community is affected by what has happened.
She said: “The fact it’s taken for a child to be hit for something to be done is disgusting, they just get away so quickly and fast.
“I just think its disgraceful, accidents happen but the fact they left her and didn’t know if she was okay and they just left that’s disgusting.
Emily’s since leg had to be manipulated and put in a cast twice as it was put on too tightly the first time.
Her mum said: “She is really struggling with the crutches because she has a really heavy cast on as there were so many breaks in her leg.”
Laura says Emily handled it “pretty well” but is worried about the mental impact the incident might have later down the road.
A doctor told the family they won’t know the extent of damage for at least six weeks.
The injury has taken a toll already, with Emily worried she won’t be able to fulfil her exciting role at school.
Her mum explained: “She’s so proud of becoming sports ambassador and got her school hoodies with sports ambassador on the back now she’s worried about that and says she doesn’t want to walk on a path again.”
Cops have launched an investigation to find those responsible.
They are encouraging anyone with information to come forward.
Inspector Kylie Barnard, of Livingston Police Station, said: “The victim and her family have been left shaken by this incident and we are appealing for information to trace those responsible.
“We are also keen to hear from anyone with private CCTV or dashcam footage.”
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 3223 of August 6.