POLICE investigating a hit and run crash in Coventry where a motorcyclist was catapulted into the path of an oncoming bus have released pictures of car debris which they say could help track down the vehicle involved in the collision.
Officers want to trace the driver of the black VW Golf who left the scene – minus the cars panel and fog light – following the incident in Kenilworth Road at 6pm on Saturday.
The 28-year-old motorcyclist remains in a critical condition in hospital.
From officers’ scrutiny of CCTV footage and the debris left at the scene it is believed the car was a black VW Golf GT model year between 2014 and 2016.
Although the parts could have been fitted to a slightly different model as part of an upgrade or re-fit.
Police are asking anyone who may have seen a Golf with a panel and fog light missing from the front nearside or has recently been repaired to get in touch with detectives.
Det Sgt Paul Hughes, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This was an appalling collision which has left a man very seriously injured in hospital.
“We want to track down the driver, who must have realised what had happened but instead of doing the right thing and stopping, decided to drive away.
“So I’m appealing for anyone who’s seen maybe a neighbour’s car with similar damage or realised that a car hasn’t been parked in its usual spot for the last few days, to let us know.
“Also I’d ask anyone in the motor trade who has recently been asked to repair a similarly damaged car or has been asked for similar parts to get in touch.”
Anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Alternatively submit details via live chat at west-midlands.police.uk