cctv ShowS hit-And-run vic­tim run­ning For hiS liFe

HAR­ROW­ING FOOTAGE RE­LEASED BY PO­LICE AS PART OF NEW AP­PEAL

Coventry Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE - By KATY HALLAM Chief Re­porter katy.hallam@reach­plc.com

THIS is the hor­ri­fy­ing mo­ment a hi­tand-run vic­tim tries to race out of the way of the on­com­ing car that left him with crit­i­cal in­juries.

The har­row­ing footage shows the 64-year-old vic­tim des­per­ately run­ning to try and avoid the crash.

It stops the mo­ment be­fore he is mowed down by the White Audi on St James Lane, Wil­len­hall, on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 8.

West Mid­lands Po­lice has re­leased the footage in a bid to trace the white Audi in­volved.

Of­fi­cers are ask­ing for the pub­lic’s help in trac­ing the driver and the car.

Parts left at the scene in­di­cate that it is an Audi A3 or S3 man­u­fac­tured in 2012/13.

Sergeant Alan Wood, of the force’s Se­ri­ous Col­li­sion In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit, urged the driver to come for­ward and “start to put this right”.

He said: “I would ap­peal to the driver of this ve­hi­cle to think about the con­se­quences of their ac­tions and iden­tify your­self to us.

“The im­pact has left a man crit­i­cally in­jured but you now have an op­por­tu­nity to at least start to put this right by hand­ing your­self in and do­ing the de­cent thing.

“We have re­leased CCTV to get help from the com­mu­nity of Coven­try – does any­one who was in the area on the night of the col­li­sion or have any dash-cam footage of a white Audi that may give us a reg­is­tra­tion num­ber of this ve­hi­cle?”

There are sev­eral ways to get in touch with the Se­ri­ous Col­li­sion In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit if you have any in­for­ma­tion, wit­nessed the hit-and-run or have dash­cam footage that could help po­lice.

You can call the force on 101, quot­ing 2251 from Oc­to­ber 8.

Stills taken from the CCTV footage re­leased by West Mid­lands Po­lice

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