Boy racer lucky to have his leg after being hit by 'fleeing car' at Upper Hutt car meet

A Wellington man, who was injured when a road roller rammed into a group of cars, says he was lucky not to lose his leg.

Dylan Wilson, 23, is at home recovering in Kapiti after he was hit by a car fleeing the incident in Upper Hutt 10 days ago. 

"Three broken bones just below the knee," Wilson told Newshub.

There are four breaks in total, and doctors told him he was lucky not to lose his leg.

Wilson still finds it hard to talk about that night.

"As you can probably tell in my voice, I've still got a little fear of it... like, it's still a big surprise - it's changing me a lot," he admitted.

Wilson was at a 'car meet' with hundreds of others at an industrial site in Silverstream, when a road roller from a neighbouring construction site ploughed into their cars.

In the chaos, he was hit by a fleeing vehicle.

"I just collapsed, then started yelling and screaming, 'My leg is screwed, someone come and pick me up'," he says.

His friends drove him to the hospital where he had surgery. He'll be off his leg for eight weeks.

"It was traumatising, seeing him in agony just crying and in pain and wanting it to stop, but it can't," witness Bryan Seddon told Newshub.

Last night the group gathered with their cars in Lyall Bay in a display of support as police kept watch.

"It's not the end of the car scene, we're not going to give up and not going to stop," says car enthusiast Josh Grant.

They claim they didn't cause trouble on the night of the incident, but a contractor told Newshub the site was often left looking worse for wear.

A 47-year-old man was charged after the incident and will appear in court again next week.

Police urge anyone with concerns about driver behaviour to contact them rather than taking action.