Butler hit and run: police seek witnesses to accident that left grandmother with injuries

Grandmother and cyclist Kym Carr nurses her injuries in hospital. Picture: Martin Kennealey d452693p
Grandmother and cyclist Kym Carr nurses her injuries in hospital. Picture: Martin Kennealey d452693p

ALL grandmother Kym Carr remembers of the hit and run crash that left her with multiple injuries is waking up in the ambulance on her way to hospital in Perth’s north.

The keen cyclist was riding on Connolly Drive having left her Butler home about 5.45am on Saturday.

As was her regular routine, she glanced up at the flags at a nearby McDonald’s outlet to check the wind direction.

The 56-year-old mother of five has no recollection of what happened next.

“I must have gone through the next roundabout and then I woke up in an ambulance,” she said.

“That’s all remember, just seeing my husband there.”

The driver of the vehicle did not stop to help, leaving Ms Carr unconscious on the roadside.

Police told the Northern Beaches Cycling Club member a passerby assisted her.

The wreckage of her bike gave a grim indication of the force with which the car had struck her.

“My bike was split so there was one part one way, another part the other way and apparently I was somewhere else,” she said.

“I’m upset that someone could do that and just leave me.

“I’m obviously unconscious and I’m left to the devices of whoever was the first person to come along and see me.”

Multiple days in hospital, broken ribs and plastic surgery resulted from the collision.

Besides concussion, Ms Carr was fortunate to escape serious head injury.

“I’ve had plastic surgery on my ear and my elbow’s quite badly gravelled… I’ve had stitches in there,” she said.

“I’ve got a broken high rib in my back which is affecting my neck so I’ve got massive whiplash.

“I’ve had bad concussion, as you can imagine, because I’ve smashed my face.”

Despite the trauma of the incident, the aspect that has devastated the cyclist the most is being unable to compete in a major event for which she had been training this weekend.

But she realises she “should be just happy to be alive”.

Police are looking for a white Hyundai Getz missing a side mirror knocked off in the crash.

Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.