Hit and run driver leaves man injured

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Police are looking for a woman in her late sixties driving a silver car after a hit and run collision left a pedestrian injured in Sudbury on Tuesday evening.

A 23-year-old man was taken to hospital with a broken kneecap and facial injuries after he was thrown over the bonnet of the car in the crash.

The impact of the accident, by the busy traffic light-controlled pelican crossing in Great Eastern Road at 5.30pm, smashed the car’s windscreen.

Police said yesterday the victim was not yet well enough to be interviewed. His condition in the West Suffolk Hospital was described as “stable but in pain”.

The woman intitially stopped and got out of her car, but then drove away towards King Street.

She is decribed as about 5ft 2ins tall, with short, light-coloured hair and of medium build.

“We are appealing for any witnesses to come forward,” said a police spokeswoman “and we are looking to trace the female driver of a silver vehicle with a smashed windscreen.”

Comments expressing shock at the hit and run, and criticising the driver’s actions, appeared on the Facebook site Spotted in Sudbury and Cornard.

Fliss Spink said: “What is wrong with these people. You can’t tell me she didn’t hear or feel the lad against her car.”

And Mark Liversage said: “I must say it’s shocking the way people drive around Sudbury like it’s a race track.”

Officers are looking at CCTV footage and will be interviewing businesses in the road to see if they can shed any light on the incident.

Police said the man was later confirmed as having a broken knee once seen in hospital and was being kept in overnight for observation and treatment.

Anyone in the area at the time who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact PC Christopher Battershall of Sudbury police on 101.