A man has been charged after he allegedly ran over an autistic man at a zebra crossing.

Tyler St George, 22, was hit by a light green Ford Focus as he tried to walk over the zebra crossing on Old Road, Clacton at around 1.15pm on Saturday, September 2.

He said: “I have autism and ADHD so I don’t like going across the crossing now because I do not trust people. I keep reliving it in my head, I just don’t feel safe going out anymore.

“It was the first time that I said I would meet my mum in town. I get worried because I have autism.”

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Police said that after the incident, the driver allegedly reversed away and drove towards St Andrews Road.

Steven Hughes, 30, unemployed of Meadow Way, Clacton was arrested in the early hours of this morning, Monday, September 11, on suspicion of careless driving, failing to stop and failing to report an injury road traffic accident.

He was taken into custody where he was later charged with driving while disqualified, driving with no insurance, careless driving, failing to stop and failing to report an injury road traffic accident.

Hughes is due to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, September 26.

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