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£1,170raised of £1,500 target by 69 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,500 to help support Matt Smith who was badly injured while cycling as a result of a hit and run accident on 21st December 2017.

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Matt is a keen cyclist, devoted husband and civil engineer. On 21st December 2017, while cycling through Newcastle he was hit by a driver which left him with a shattered tibia plateau (right knee). He has undergone two operations so far and remains in hospital as of 31st December, more surgery is needed. The driver didn't stop at the scene to assist Matt or claim responsibility. The driver was a female in a grey or silver hatchback car like a golf, CCTV is being analysed to see if she can be traced and brought to justice.

This fund is designed to raise money to offer as a reward for information leading to the successful prosecution of the driver. We need to bring this person to justice, she is currently at large, posing a real threat to all cyclists, pedestrian and general road users due to her cavalier and dangerous road manners.

If the driver comes forward or the investigation is unsuccessful the fund will be offered to Matt to help with his rehabilitation of for what ever use Matt desires, we know that Matt has given great praise to the medical staff and nurses at The RVI,

The recovery and rehabilitation from an injury such as this will be long and demanding. Matt will have good days and bad days, advances and set backs, but we as fellow cyclists know that Matt has the perseverance and tenacity to get back to 100% and smash those hills once again. We all wish you a speedy recovery Matt.

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69

  • Tom Ipsen

    Tom Ipsen

    Jan 16, 2018

    Hope you get well soon and get justice

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 15, 2018

    Thanks for organising this fund. We all hope Matt makes a full recovery and this helps lead to a conviction of the driver.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 15, 2018

    £5.00

  • Juan

    Juan

    Jan 15, 2018

    All the best for you recovery Matt!

    £10.00

  • robert jackson

    robert jackson

    Jan 15, 2018

    Get well soon mate

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 10, 2018

    Lets hope the driver comes forward and this goes to charity. Get well soon Matt.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 10, 2018

    hi Richard, I’ve been hanging back trying to donate to tip the 1k mark, looks like it’s happened today anyway...I’d prefer to remain anonymous though if that’s ok. Hope it can go to a charity.

    £20.00

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