Man, 22, seriously hurt in hit-and-run
6:00am Saturday 9th March 2013 in Latest News
A 22-YEAR-OLD man had to be taken to a trauma hospital with severe leg injuries after a hit-and-run.
Wiltshire Police are looking for a motorist who failed to stop after the incident near the alleyway between Queens Drive and Dudmore Road, Walcot at around 12.44pm yesterday.
Officers were alerted by an off-duty police officer, who had rushed to the man’s aid, before South Western Ambulance Service paramedics arrived.
The victim, who is thought to have been carrying a box of Foster’s lager from the direction of Groundwell Road, was taken to the Great Western Hospital but was later transferred to John Radcliffe Hospital, in Oxford.
The road was closed by Swindon Council for several hours to allow the Wiltshire Police Serious Collision Investigation Team to carry out a detailed investigation.
Officers believe the car involved may have been grey or dark silver, after a fragment of wing mirror was recovered at the scene.
One resident, who asked not to be named, said: “I didn’t see anything but my daughter heard a bang. She looked out and saw a bloke laying on the floor and it looked like his leg was broken.
“She said the car just sped off.”
A spokesman for Great Western Hospital said: “A caller reported to us that a pedestrian had been hit by a car in Dudmore Road and a paramedic was on scene within minutes, before being backed up by an ambulance.
“An off-duty police officer stopped to help and notified police. The caller indicated the car was not at the scene. The vicitm suffered potentially serious leg injuries.”
Sergeant Barrie Card, of SCIT, said: “The car that struck the man failed to stop and we would like anyone with information to give us a call.
“We are extremely keen to hear from anyone who was in the Dudmore Road area at lunchtime and saw what happened, or saw a car leaving the scene.”
If you saw what happened, or have any information on the car or driver involved, call the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.