12th Apr, 2021

Police urge driver to 'do the right thing' after Coventry hit and run leaves pensioner with fractured skull

A PENSIONER has been left seriously injured after a hit and run in Coventry.

Police have appealed to the driver to ‘do the right thing’ after the 67-year-old was struck by a car in Moseley Avenue, Coundon, leaving her with a fractured skull.

The hatchback-type car fled following the collision, near the junction of Hopkins Road, at just before 10pm on November 24.

Despite extensive enquiries police are still to identify the vehicle and are asking for anyone who was in the area around the time, and may have dash cam footage which could help pinpoint the vehicle, to get in touch.

Officers area also urging the driver to do the right thing and come forward to tell us exactly what happened that night.

PC John Williams, road traffic collision investigator, said: “Although our enquiries are ongoing we’re still in the process of identifying the car and tracing the driver.

“A woman was left with a fractured skull and broken ribs and remains in hospital recovering from her injuries.

“There may have been people passing through the area at the time who were unaware of what had happened who can help our investigation.

“You may have dash cam footage from which we can pinpoint the car involved.

“We believe it to be a light coloured hatchback-type vehicle.

“I would also urge the driver to do the right thing and come forward to explain the full circumstances to us. It’s better to co-operate with us now.

“Only you know what led to the collision and the victim deserves to know how this happened.”

Anyone with information is should contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk or by calling 101.

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