A SHOPPER needed an urgent hip replacement after she was knocked down in a “hit and run” at Pitsea Market.

The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, had been visiting the market on Saturday with her husband when she was hit by a bicycle with a trailer - knocking her to the floor.

The cyclist failed to stop to make sure she was okay, simply shouting back “sorry” before riding off, the woman claims.

Shaken, the 66-year-old from Canvey had eight people rush to her aid to help before she was taken to Basildon Hospital.

She had hip replacement surgery the following day, with the woman now left needing physio to help her fully recover.

She said: “Me and my husband were walking at the front, but he come from behind and the trailer must’ve hit me and knocked me to the floor.

“I knew straight away it was bad and that my hip had broke where my foot went to one side.

“I was in so much pain and felt really awful, I couldn’t move.

“All he said was sorry and then just kept riding on, but now I’m in hospital and had to have a new hip put in on Sunday.

“I’ve basically been flat on my back since Saturday morning.”

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The woman is now reaching out to thank all those who helped her following the crash.

She was hit by the cyclist between 10.30am and 11am on Saturday morning.

She added: “There were quite a few people around me trying to help who rushed over afterwards.

“One lady even got on the floor and put her back against mine so I didn’t wobble anywhere.

“She sat on the cold floor just to make sure I was okay.

“Someone also got me a drink and a policeman actually had to come and take my car home.

“Even the stall holders were trying to help.

“My husband was in shock at the time, neither of us could believe what had happened.

“I got up for some physio, but it has been really hard ever since. I can now barely pull myself up.

“But I want to say a big thank you to everyone who was there and who helped me.”