A WOMAN was thrown over the bonnet of a car in a shocking hit-and-run incident in Farnworth.

Stephanie O'Connor had been walking for around 45 minutes on Saturday morning when she was struck from behind by a vehicle on the pavement on Plodder Lane, shortly before 8am.

The 27-year-old was left in the middle of the road following the collision before the car reversed back onto the carriageway, drove round her and sped off.

Stephanie managed to get up and walk home but she fainted in the shower and called her mum to take her to hospital.

She said: "I had not slept the night before and went out for a walk and I had my earphones on listening to some calming music.

"I walked near the hospital and then back onto Plodder Lane.

"I am not sure where I was on the road exactly where the incident happened.

"I remember seeing lights and then a car hit me from behind and I rolled over the bonnet and ended up in the road

"I could not tell what type of car hit me – it is just all a blur.

"The car reversed from the pavement and went round me and drove off.

"I was just in shock.

"I got up and walked home.

"I had a shower and I must have fainted in the bathroom as I woke up there at around 10.30am and rang my mum who took me to the hospital."

Stephanie was assessed at the Royal Bolton Hospital, and although she had not suffered any fractures, she had bad grazes on her body.

She was given Paracetamol and Ibuprofen for the pain.

"I am really grazed on my right side on my arms, hips and legs", Stephanie said.

"Nothing was broken thankfully.

"I am still very shaky after what happened.

"I don't know why the driver did not stop after what happened but they have got to live with what they did."

Like many people during the pandemic, Stephanie in her position as a salon owner has been affected financially and she wants to be able to move on from this incident and get back to work.

She said: "I am not in work and it is very stressful with money worries.

"I just want to be able to get back working and focus on getting well."

Stephanie has also praised people for sharing her appeal for information online.

If you have any information, CCTV or dashcam footage that may help the appeal, contact police on 101, quoting reference number 938 of January 17.