Hitchin woman thanks ‘my Florence Nightingale’ who treated her after she was hit by a car

Mrs Munjee

Mrs Munjee - Credit: Archant

The search is on for a ‘magic’ off-duty nurse who came to the aid of the victim of a town centre collision.

Police were called after a woman was knocked down by a car in Hitchin High Street at 2.20pm on Tuesday, September 30.

Jennifer Munjee of Mews Court, told the Comet: “I went to cross the road outside Lloyds Bank when a reversing car parked on double yellow lines knocked me flat on my back. There was alot of commotion and people around me but the driver got out of the car, looked at the scene, got back in the car and simply drove off. I suffered cuts and bruising and a scar on my head.

“Maybe the driver thought I slipped off the pavement but I’m still very disappointed they chose to drive off.

“I’d like to thank the really caring nurse who looked after my best interests. She was in full uniform, and was very firm with me telling me not to move. Calling her my Florence Nightingale may be a bit too much but I’m extremely grateful to her – it could have been a lot worse.”


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Mrs Munjee’s husband Suj added: “The nurse was amazing. I’d do anything to find her, so my wife and I can thank her. And also to buy her a big box of chocolates and some flowers – she was magic.

“I wish I got the name of the nurse who said she worked at the Lister Hospital. She joked with the police asking if she’d get a parking ticket for stopping to help.”

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“I know accidents happen but the driver could’ve stopped and helped. The mind boggles. I’m really annoyed at the person. The police at the scene said to my wife: ‘Don’t worry, there’s plenty of CCTV so we will identify the car – but they haven’t been able to.”

A police spokesman said: “We were called after a woman was found lying on the floor who had been in a low-speed collision with a vehicle which rolled backwards and struck her. The vehicle was not at the scene when police attended.

“The woman suffered a slight injury to her head and was taken to hospital. An investigation was launched and there were no further lines of inquiry but if the ‘good Samaritan’ who assisted at the scene could come forward it would be really helpful.”

A spokesman for the Lister Hospital said: “We’re delighted to see our nurse – who we have yet to identify – did what she was trained to do and helped Mrs Munjee in her hour of need.”

If you have information call 101.

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