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Fatal Coventry hit-and-run prompts urgent police appeal

Felix Nobes 8th Oct, 2018 Updated: 8th Oct, 2018

A FATAL Coventry hit-and-run has prompted an urgent police appeal.

A local man was struck yesterday (October 7) at 7.50pm in Allesley Old Road – near the junction with Duke Street – in the Chapelfields area of the city.

Police say the victim – believed to be in his 20s – was crossing the road when he was hit by a car – or possibly two – travelling at high speed.

A hunt has been launched to trace the driver who was heading along Allesley Old Road out of the city.

The victim suffered very serious injuries and was administered advanced life support.

But he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family has been informed and are being supported by specialist police Family Liaison Officers.

Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit want to hear from any witnesses who were in the area at the time and either saw the collision or a car driving nearby with front-end damage.

Detective sergeant Paul Hughes said: “We’re still trying to understand exactly what’s happened but we understand at least one, possibly two cars, were driving at speed along the road before the impact.

“We’re still trying to establish the make of the car or cars involved but it’s clear that the offending vehicle would have suffered some front-end damage.

“I would urge any motorists with dash-cam footage who were driving near the area this evening to check their footage to see if they have caught a damaged car on camera; they could hold vital information and I would urge them to make contact.

“Similarly, if anyone living nearby has CCTV cameras that might have caught the cars immediately before or after the crash or anyone who’s witnessed anything that could help the investigation – I need these people to call me.”

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance crews found a pedestrian who had received very serious injuries.

“Crews carried out advanced life support but sadly, despite all efforts, it wasn’t possible to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”

Anyone with information is urged to call West Midlands Police on 999 quoting log 2482 of 7th October or contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Anyone with information should call West Midlands Police on 999 quoting log 2482 of 7 October or contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Images or CCTV footage can be emailed to the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.

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