Help find the driver who did this to Martina

Basildon Recorder: Martina Galvin is undergoing operations at Royal London Hospital Martina Galvin is undergoing operations at Royal London Hospital

AN autistic woman may not walk for a year after she mowed down by a hit and run driver while walking her dog.

Martina Galvin, 33, suffered a raft of horrific injuries after after being run over in Clay Hill Road, Basildon on Wednesday.

Her frantic brother, Andrew Galvin, 31, is appealing for people to examine their consciences and help police find the person responsible.

Mr Galvin, who is his sister’s carer, said: “I would just say to this person, ‘if you have a conscience, then come forward’.

“The driver’s vehicle must have sustained significant damage to the windscreen and the bonnet.

“My message to the community, to taxi drivers, car mechanics, post men, neighbours, if you suspect you know who did this then just contact the police.”

Miss Galvin, was walking the family’s Jack Russell, Pat, at about 1.30pm on Wednesday when she was hit by the car.

She suffered broken ankles, shattered shins, broken knees, collarbone and shoulders.

She was airlifted to the specialist trauma centre at Queens Hospital in Romford and later transferred to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel where she is undergoing treatment.

Mr Galvin, said his sister is awake but cannot remember much about the accident.

He said: “The last thing she remembers is walking Pat in the park.

“I was at at work when the news came through. Pat, is microchipped and the emergency services rang to say the dog’s walker had been in accident.

“I arrived home and saw the air ambulance and my heart just sank.”

Miss Galvin had an operation at the weekend to insert metal pins in to her legs.

The family, who live in Clay Hill Road, are waiting to find out when doctors can next operate.

Mr Galvin added: “She will be in hospital for about six months but it could be a year before she walks again.

“Martina was in good spirits for the first few days but now she is getting frustrated.

“Because she is autistic she cannot understand why she is not allowed out. She is feeling pretty low.

“My sister was totally innocent. The person who did this was very cold. I would just ask anyone with information to please come forward.”

Mr Galvin thanked the emergency services who helped his sister and people who have posted many messages of support on her Facebook page.

Anyone with information should contact PC Jenny Pirie at the serious collision investigation unit at Essex Police on 101.

Alternatively email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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10:22am Wed 11 Jun 14

Speedysnail says...

Hope they find the animal who did this, soon. Get well soon Martina
Hope they find the animal who did this, soon. Get well soon Martina Speedysnail
  • Score: 37

12:13pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Get well soon.
And people say motorists are picked on unfairly.
Get well soon. And people say motorists are picked on unfairly. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 5

12:51pm Wed 11 Jun 14

SLord90 says...

Get well soon Martina! This is so sad, do we know if the dog was ok?
Get well soon Martina! This is so sad, do we know if the dog was ok? SLord90
  • Score: 9

3:36pm Wed 11 Jun 14

LexyGirl says...

I just commented on the other story about this not seeing the picture of this poor lady, having done so, I'm outraged even more by the callous actions of the disgusting individual who left her there ;( I hope whoever did it does the decent thing NOW and rings the police.
I just commented on the other story about this not seeing the picture of this poor lady, having done so, I'm outraged even more by the callous actions of the disgusting individual who left her there ;( I hope whoever did it does the decent thing NOW and rings the police. LexyGirl
  • Score: 10

3:38pm Wed 11 Jun 14

VeteranOfMany says...

Get the scum, the council like so many times in the past couldn't give a Fu#k
Get the scum, the council like so many times in the past couldn't give a Fu#k VeteranOfMany
  • Score: -1

4:53pm Wed 11 Jun 14

born and raised criminal says...

LexyGirl wrote:
I just commented on the other story about this not seeing the picture of this poor lady, having done so, I'm outraged even more by the callous actions of the disgusting individual who left her there ;( I hope whoever did it does the decent thing NOW and rings the police.
That's a bit silly to do that. Handing yourself in. I wonder what would make him do that. 'I'm feeling pretty bored today. I might hand myself into the police and get a prison sentence while i'm at it.'
[quote][p][bold]LexyGirl[/bold] wrote: I just commented on the other story about this not seeing the picture of this poor lady, having done so, I'm outraged even more by the callous actions of the disgusting individual who left her there ;( I hope whoever did it does the decent thing NOW and rings the police.[/p][/quote]That's a bit silly to do that. Handing yourself in. I wonder what would make him do that. 'I'm feeling pretty bored today. I might hand myself into the police and get a prison sentence while i'm at it.' born and raised criminal
  • Score: -32

5:22pm Wed 11 Jun 14

pendulum says...

Keptquiettillnow wrote:
Get well soon.
And people say motorists are picked on unfairly.
Did you have to bring that up? One likely uninsured, unlicensed hit and run moron doesn't justify the police going out and targeting ordinary members of the public for minor, victimless misdemeanors.
[quote][p][bold]Keptquiettillnow[/bold] wrote: Get well soon. And people say motorists are picked on unfairly.[/p][/quote]Did you have to bring that up? One likely uninsured, unlicensed hit and run moron doesn't justify the police going out and targeting ordinary members of the public for minor, victimless misdemeanors. pendulum
  • Score: 5

9:23pm Wed 11 Jun 14

_Lotus_ says...

born and raised criminal wrote:
LexyGirl wrote:
I just commented on the other story about this not seeing the picture of this poor lady, having done so, I'm outraged even more by the callous actions of the disgusting individual who left her there ;( I hope whoever did it does the decent thing NOW and rings the police.
That's a bit silly to do that. Handing yourself in. I wonder what would make him do that. 'I'm feeling pretty bored today. I might hand myself into the police and get a prison sentence while i'm at it.'
It is not unknown for somebody to hand themselves in, in fact, it has been known for some drivers, after knocking somebody down, to drive off through pure fear only to own up when they come to their senses.

You will not understand that though, as you are trolling.
[quote][p][bold]born and raised criminal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LexyGirl[/bold] wrote: I just commented on the other story about this not seeing the picture of this poor lady, having done so, I'm outraged even more by the callous actions of the disgusting individual who left her there ;( I hope whoever did it does the decent thing NOW and rings the police.[/p][/quote]That's a bit silly to do that. Handing yourself in. I wonder what would make him do that. 'I'm feeling pretty bored today. I might hand myself into the police and get a prison sentence while i'm at it.'[/p][/quote]It is not unknown for somebody to hand themselves in, in fact, it has been known for some drivers, after knocking somebody down, to drive off through pure fear only to own up when they come to their senses. You will not understand that though, as you are trolling. _Lotus_
  • Score: 17

10:04pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Devils Advocate says...

pendulum wrote:
Keptquiettillnow wrote:
Get well soon.
And people say motorists are picked on unfairly.
Did you have to bring that up? One likely uninsured, unlicensed hit and run moron doesn't justify the police going out and targeting ordinary members of the public for minor, victimless misdemeanors.
One? Do you not read the papers? This poor girl is suffering because of some celf centred mindless idiot and you try to justify motorists who think it is OK not to bother with "Minor" offences? That is the main cause of this kind of tragedy, People who think their little crimes don't count. At least your government are making a start. With the doubling of speeding files that will be one "Minor misdemeanor" that people will not be able to afford!

Let's just hope this poor young lady is soon free of the ironwork and back up and about soon, and that the idiot who caused this is locked up for a good long sentence.
[quote][p][bold]pendulum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keptquiettillnow[/bold] wrote: Get well soon. And people say motorists are picked on unfairly.[/p][/quote]Did you have to bring that up? One likely uninsured, unlicensed hit and run moron doesn't justify the police going out and targeting ordinary members of the public for minor, victimless misdemeanors.[/p][/quote]One? Do you not read the papers? This poor girl is suffering because of some celf centred mindless idiot and you try to justify motorists who think it is OK not to bother with "Minor" offences? That is the main cause of this kind of tragedy, People who think their little crimes don't count. At least your government are making a start. With the doubling of speeding files that will be one "Minor misdemeanor" that people will not be able to afford! Let's just hope this poor young lady is soon free of the ironwork and back up and about soon, and that the idiot who caused this is locked up for a good long sentence. Devils Advocate
  • Score: 7

4:43pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Mikkel1 says...

WHY are there very few police patrols on the roads these days? HAD there been some, this might not have happened.
WHY are there very few police patrols on the roads these days? HAD there been some, this might not have happened. Mikkel1
  • Score: -5

11:36pm Thu 12 Jun 14

LexyGirl says...

_Lotus_ wrote:
born and raised criminal wrote:
LexyGirl wrote:
I just commented on the other story about this not seeing the picture of this poor lady, having done so, I'm outraged even more by the callous actions of the disgusting individual who left her there ;( I hope whoever did it does the decent thing NOW and rings the police.
That's a bit silly to do that. Handing yourself in. I wonder what would make him do that. 'I'm feeling pretty bored today. I might hand myself into the police and get a prison sentence while i'm at it.'
It is not unknown for somebody to hand themselves in, in fact, it has been known for some drivers, after knocking somebody down, to drive off through pure fear only to own up when they come to their senses.

You will not understand that though, as you are trolling.
Well said Lotus
[quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]born and raised criminal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LexyGirl[/bold] wrote: I just commented on the other story about this not seeing the picture of this poor lady, having done so, I'm outraged even more by the callous actions of the disgusting individual who left her there ;( I hope whoever did it does the decent thing NOW and rings the police.[/p][/quote]That's a bit silly to do that. Handing yourself in. I wonder what would make him do that. 'I'm feeling pretty bored today. I might hand myself into the police and get a prison sentence while i'm at it.'[/p][/quote]It is not unknown for somebody to hand themselves in, in fact, it has been known for some drivers, after knocking somebody down, to drive off through pure fear only to own up when they come to their senses. You will not understand that though, as you are trolling.[/p][/quote]Well said Lotus LexyGirl
  • Score: 2

11:39pm Thu 12 Jun 14

LexyGirl says...

sesibollox wrote:
Must have damaged the car...
What a stupid comment to make
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Must have damaged the car...[/p][/quote]What a stupid comment to make LexyGirl
  • Score: 2

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