Pregnant woman is mowed down in e-bike hit-and-run leaving her with multiple shattered bones needing metal plates and screws – as cops hunt for the mystery man who fled the scene
- Calls for action over e-bikes after accident
- Rider struck woman crossing George Street
A pregnant woman was hospitalised for almost two months after she was mowed down by an e-bike on a busy city street.
Sarah Briscoe-Hough, 35, was the victim of a hit-and-run while walking to catch a bus at Wynyard in Sydney’s CBD on February 25, 2023.
As she went to cross George Street she was struck with such force that her right foot and elbow were shattered.
Ms Briscoe-Hough needed multiple surgeries in the seven weeks she was in hospital.
To repair the broken bones in her feet and elbows she needed plates, screws and pins inserted. She also needed skin grafts on her foot.
Sarah Briscoe-Hough, 35 (pictured), was the victim of an e-bike hit-and-run
Ms Briscoe-Hough, 35, needed multiple surgeries in the seven weeks she was in hospital
Her baby was unharmed in the accident and she is due to give birth in August.
The man responsible, who was riding a Lime e-bike while carrying another man on its handlebars, left the scene before police arrived.
Ms Briscoe-Hough, an executive assistant, said the rider yelled for her to ‘get out of the way’ just before he knocked her down.
NSW Police confirmed they are investigating the horror incident.
Ms Briscoe-Hough called for legislation to prevent more accidents.
‘It’s very silly to use it in heavily populated areas like the CBD,’ she told 9News.
‘They’re just using it like a normal bike – it’s not a normal bike. I would absolutely hate for this to happen to anybody else.’
According to a police statement, the rider did not stop to offer assistance to the injured woman.
‘[She] was walking along George Street Sydney near the intersection of Hunter Street when she crossed George Street from the eastern footpath to the western footpath,’ the police statement said.
‘A male riding a Lime hire bicycle with another male sitting on the handlebars struck the woman as she crossed the road.
‘The bike rider the allegedly rode off without rendering aid to the woman.’
To repair the damaged bones in her feet and elbows she needed plates, screws and pins inserted (X-ray image pictured)
In NSW, power-assisted pedal cycles (including e-bikes) are legal but cannot exceed 25 kilometres an hour.
Petrol-powered bikes 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 bikes’ speed is capped at 18 kilometres an hour.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact police.