A WIFE suffered severe bruising after being knocked over by a motorcyclist who failed to stop.

Lorraine Osman was crossing the road at North Hill in Colchester, having just left work, when she was hit by the biker.

She was thrown on to the pavement and the biker, who was with two other motorcyclists, sped off.

Lorraine, 50, said: “It was just unbelievable. If I had been a bit slower I would have had all three of them on me.

“It looked like they were racing up the hill.

“I had just finished work and was walking to meet my husband, Mustafa. I crossed the road about half way up.

“I could hear the bikes coming up the hill but the lights looked far away. Then he just hit me and I went flying on my back.”

Lorraine had reached the other side of the road, her foot on the pavement. 

Video footage seen by the Gazette shows the bike closest to the pavement knocks her down. 

Lorraine believes the handlebars of the bike hit her back as she has a large bruise there.

She said: “He was going so fast. If it was an elderly person they wouldn’t have stood a chance.

“He hit me with such a force that apparently bits were flying off his bike.

“Apparently he then came off his bike as a result of hitting me. Then they just drove off.”

Lorraine praised the emergency services and members of the public who went to her aid.

She said: “I have a big lump on my arm and the bruise across my back. It could have been a lot worse.

“I was taken to Colchester Hospital in an ambulance and had X-rays. They said I had severe bruising.

“I’m off work at the moment as I just can’t move.”

Police were called after the crash which happened at 5.25pm on Monday.

A police spokesman said: “We received reports a pedestrian and a motorbike collided, with the vehicle failing to stop at the scene.

“We believe the rider of the motorbike came off his bike shortly after the collision and they were travelling with two other motorcyclists.”

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Colchester police station on 101 quoting incident 887 of 02/12 or Crimestopper anonymously on 0800 555 111.