A PENSIONER was left bruised and shaken in the middle of a busy road after being hit by a car which didn't stop.

June Jackson had spent an enjoyable morning with a walking group when she was struck by the side of a vehicle as she crossed the road to return to her car.

The impact caused the 71-year-old to hit her head as she fell on to the road.

"I was actually quite lucky I didn't get run down by a second vehicle because there's quite a lot of traffic on that road," said June, of Roper Lane, Thurgoland.

"I was in a lot of pain, I couldn't talk and it took me ages to get up. I just got in my car and cried and I've never cried like that before."

June was crossing the A61 at Worsbrough and had almost reached a traffic island in the centre of the road when a car, travelling down the hill from Birdwell, struck her.

The driver stopped further down the road before speeding off towards Barnsley.

June, who later saw a doctor and contacted the police, was full of praise for other drivers - a man and a woman - who did stop to help her on Thursday, October 3.

"I really want to thank them for being so kind," she said. "I'd like to speak to them in person to thank them."