Walker in­jured in hit and run


Po­lice are hunt­ing a lorry driver who mowed down an el­derly dog-walker in a hit and run at­tack in Wishaw.

Around 8.15am, on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 25, a 66-year-old man was walk­ing his two dogs on Nether­ton Street, near to Nether­ton Road, when he was struck by a white HGV, which failed to stop.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic stopped to as­sist the vic­tim who was rushed by am­bu­lance to Univer­sity Hospi­tal Wishaw.

He was treated for a num­ber of head and shoul­der in­juries but was later re­leased.

Po­lice are keen to speak to any­one who stopped to help the man.

Con­sta­ble Si­mon Reilly from the divi­sional road polic­ing unit based at Mother­well said: “Of­fi­cers are cur­rently ex­am­in­ing CCTV and mak­ing en­quiries lo­cally in or­der to es­tab­lish the full cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing what hap­pened.

“It is very pos­si­ble that the driver of the HGV has not re­alised that he struck the man and I would appeal to them to come for­ward.

“I would also ask any­one who was in the area yes­ter­day morn­ing and may have wit­nessed the in­ci­dent to please get in touch.

“I would par­tic­u­larly appeal to any mo­torists who were in the vicin­ity to check their dash-cams in case they have cap­tured any footage which could be of sig­nif­i­cance to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact the divi­sional road polic­ing unit based at Mother­well via 101, quot­ing in­ci­dent num­ber 0542 of Wed­nes­day 24 Oc­to­ber 2018.

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