Huge response to Cookstown hit and run victim’s ordeal

Dozens of people have expressed their best wishes to the victim of a hit and run in Cookstown.

Sunday, 16th February 2014, 10:50 am
Micheal who spent three days in intensive care

Micheál McKenna, sustained serious injuries following the incident which took place in the early hours of Sunday 2nd February.

Good Samartian, Rebecca Wilson (23) was driving past the area at the time when she noticed Micheál lying on the ground.

Police did not initially report this as a ‘hit and run’ or make any direct appeal for the motorist to come forward and it is understood that no arrests have made in relation to the collision.

The story has attracted a huge response with almost 10,000 reading the story on the Mid Ulster Mail website.

On the Mid Ulster Facebook page, people have wished Micheál well, while praising the swift actions of Rebecca Wilson.

Here are some of the comments.

Joanne Shivers “Absolutely awful. Get well soon Micheál”.

Kkbeauty Room: “Hats off for Rebecca. Get well soon Micheál”

Gary Peeples: “Thats shocking.”

Mary Gillespie: “That girl is a walking saint just how many ignored this before Rebecca no doubt saved a life.”

Katrina Arbuthnot: “Glad Micheál is making a recovery and fair play to Rebecca for coming to his aid.”

Stacey Wilkinson: “This is just crazy I couldn’t believe it when I seen it in the paper yesterday... poor lad hope he recovers this as fast as possible. It’s bad that someone can do this and have the nerve to drive off .. Well done Rebecca Wilson for helping him.”