Hunt goes on for hit and run driver
9:40am Tuesday 12th March 2013 in Latest News
POLICE investigating a hit and run which left a pedestrian seriously injured have released a CCTV image of the man they want to speak to.
Officers from Wiltshire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Team have renewed their appeal for information following the collision in Dudmore Road, Walcot, on Friday.
The incident took place at 12.44pm and the driver of a blue or grey BMW failed to stop after being in collision with the 22-year-old man, who is said to be responding to treatment in hospital.
The victim was thought to have been coming from the town centre area carrying a crate of Foster’s lager and officers want to speak to anyone in the Co-op, in Groundwell Road, moments before the incident.
Sgt Barrie Card, from the Serious Collision Investigation Team, said: “I am glad to say that the pedestrian who was struck by the car who is being treated for his injuries at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, is responding well to his treatment and making steady progress.
“Officers from the collision investigation team have been working hard over the past couple of days trying to piece together what exactly happened that afternoon.
“The officers involved in the investigation are keen to locate a grey/blue BMW 5 or 7 series saloon, pre 2004 which may have damage to its offside including damage to the offside mirror. We would like to speak with the person shown in the CCTV image. We appeal to him, or anyone who knows him, to make contact with us as he may be able to help us with our inquiries.
“We would also like to hear from anyone who was in the Co-Op shop, on Groundwell Road shortly before this incident and any witnesses who may have seen this car in the area at that time or who witnessed the collision to come forward if they have not already done so.”
Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.