The Cairns Post

MAN, 25, SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SUBURBAN HIT-AND-RUN

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POLICE are appealing for anyone who has informatio­n about a devastatin­g hit-andrun in Bentley Park on Saturday night that left a 25-yearold man seriously injured and requiring emergency medical treatment.

The man was struck by a vehicle on Golden Grove Drive, Bentley Park, near the intersecti­on with Leeuwin Crescent, about 7.30pm.

Police say the driver of the vehicle fled the scene, leaving the pedestrian seriously injured by the side of the road.

The man was later taken to Cairns Hospital for treatment and was in a stable condition on Sunday afternoon, according to a Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service spokeswoma­n.

Police said the vehicle involved may be a blue-coloured four-wheel-drive with a bull bar that could have damage to a front metal rod holder and have a cover for a rectangula­r spot light missing.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have dashcam footage or has sighted a similar vehicle to come forward.

If you have informatio­n, contact Policelink by providing informatio­n using the online suspicious activity form or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 quoting reference number QP21019812­80.

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