Appeal for Witnesses of Pedestrian Hit by Car

A 72 year old gentleman was run over by a car on Bank Holiday weekend (Monday) at about 3.00pm whilst he was crossing at the traffic lights on Duke Street from the Harris +Hoole side to Joules side.

Alastair McKinney from Northern Ireland was visiting Henley with his family who live in Brize Norton.  He sustained an open fractured left leg and was taken to the hospital by ambulance where he had surgery the following day.  An off duty paramedic who was a passer-by treated Alastair at the scene before the ambulance arrived.

His daughter said, “My mum passed away two years ago and Dad’s sanctuary has been his daily walks by the sea and marina. My Dad had only arrived on the previous day, Sunday, and we decided to come to Henley after a walk around Ewelme, as my Dad really loves the town. I wish we never had. I’m so glad my four year old daughter wasn’t holding her Grandad’s hand as she normally likes to, as who knows what would have happened and luckily she didn’t see it happening either, but unfortunately my nine year old and thirteen year old daughters saw it happen right beside them, and were quite traumatised and still are.”

A witness said, “The car was stopped, waiting at the lights to change, revving his engine.”  Alastair and another member of the family were hit by the car whilst still crossing the road after the lights changed.  The car then turned into Market Place, driving on and pulled over on up the road.

Alastair has had to have further 8-hour plastic surgery to mend the fracture and skin around the injury. His recovery at this stage is still be seen.

His daughter is appealing for witnesses to come forward with any information but also wants to thank the many people that stopped to help that day. If you can help, please call the police on 101 and quote incident number 20210830-1258 and crash reference 43210389399