A Westcliff mum claims she has been left in constant pain and unable to sleep after she was hit by a car as she went to shop at Aldi.

Zenia Frankson, 33, from Westcliff, had been walking to the shop on London Road when she says she was struck by a Nissan 4x4 vehicle.

She claims the driver of the vehicle drove away from the scene and she was left to walk to Southend Hospital.

Ms Frankson was left with three broken ribs and bad bruising.

The mum, who is a self-employed beautician, says she has been “immobile” following the crash and is unable to sleep due to the painful injuries.

She is calling on the driver to come forward.

Ms Frankson, who has been left unable to work, said: “What if it happened to someone in their family?

“It’s so upsetting because this could have been so much worse, someone could have had to pick up my son and tell him I was dead.

“I have only just got my mobility back, for the first week I couldn’t do a thing.

“I have been useless and other people have had to step in and take my son to school, I’ve had to disrupt the lives of others and those in my family.

“Even walking down the street is difficult. I am constantly trying to sleep, which is extremely painful and every time I wake up, I think I am back on the road after being hit.”

Ms Frankson claims she does not remember many details following the crash as she was in pain.

She said: “I didn’t get a number plate. It gets hazy after the accident in my memory, I walked to Southend Hospital and collapsed.

“My mum works at the hospital, and I couldn’t remember her name when she saw me, it was a strange and scary experience.”

An Essex Police spokesman said: “Following a report made to us of a collision involving a pedestrian and a car in London Road, Westcliff, on March 14, 2024, officers have carried a number of enquiries.

“We would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and witnessed it or has any footage to come forward.”