Pregnant woman is mowed down in e-bike hit-and-run, leaving her with multiple shattered bones requiring metal plates and screws – as police hunt for the mystery man who fled the scene
- Calls for action on e-bikes after accident
- Rider hit woman crossing George Street
A pregnant woman spent nearly two months in hospital after being hit by an e-bike on a busy city street.
Sarah Briscoe-Hough, 35, was the victim of a hit and run as she walked to Wynyard in Sydney’s CBD to catch a bus on February 25, 2023.
As she was about to cross George Street, she was beaten with such force that her right foot and elbow were shattered.
Ms Briscoe-Hough had to undergo multiple surgeries in the seven weeks she was in hospital.
To mend the broken bones in her feet and elbows, she needed plates, screws, and pins. She also needed skin grafts on her foot.
Sarah Briscoe-Hough, 35 (pictured), was the victim of an e-bike collision
Ms Briscoe-Hough, 35, had to undergo multiple surgeries in the seven weeks she was in hospital
Her baby was unharmed in the accident and she will give birth in August.
The man responsible, riding a Lime e-bike while carrying another man on the handlebars, left the scene before police arrived.
Ms Briscoe-Hough, an executive assistant, said the rider yelled at her to ‘get out of the way’ just before he ran her down.
NSW Police confirmed they are investigating the horror incident.
Ms Briscoe-Hough called for legislation to prevent more accidents.
“It’s very stupid to use it in densely populated areas like the CBD,” she said 9News.
“They just use it like a normal bike – it’s not a normal bike. I would hate if this happened to anyone else.’
According to a police statement, the rider did not stop to offer help to the injured woman.
“(She) was walking along George Street Sydney near the intersection of Hunter Street when she crossed George Street from the east footpath to the west footpath,” the police statement said.
“A man riding a Lime rental bike with another man on the handlebars hit the woman as she crossed the road.
“The motorcyclist would have driven off without helping the woman.”
To repair the damaged bones in her feet and elbows, she needed plates, screws and pins (X-ray pictured)
In NSW, pedal assist bicycles (including e-bikes) are legal, but must not exceed 15 mph.
Gasoline bicycles are illegal, as are electric scooters.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Lime e-bikes for comment.
A statement on the company’s website said the speed of the bikes is limited to 11 miles per hour.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police.