Police release terrifying hit and run footage in appeal for information

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POLICE HAVE released graphic CCTV footage showing a hit-and-run near Derby town centre.

The terrifying footage shows a 19-year-old man being struck by a vehicle at high speed in Normanton Road, Derby, at about 7.30pm on November 5 last year.  The man flies through the air before landing on the kerb and sliding along it. The driver of the car did not stop at the scene.

The man survived but suffered serious, life-changing injuries and is unable to walk. He was only recently released from hospital.

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Derbyshire Constabulary say they were waiting to see if he was happy for the footage to be made public before doing so as part of their investigation. While they are “pretty confident” the car involved is a Audi A3, as they have intelligence to that effect, the cameras have not been able to provide a clear registration plate due to the speed at which it was travelling.

Superintendent Adrian Gascoyne said: “The footage shows just how shocking the collision was. The victim is lucky to be alive, and although he survived, he was left with serious injuries and now faces a long spell of rehabilitation.

“It is absolutely essential that we bring the people responsible to justice. I would call on anyone who has information to watch the footage and put yourself in the shoes of the victim, his friends and family.

“If you know who was driving that car, or if you know where the car is now, please get in touch. Even if you just have a suspicion, that piece of the jigsaw could be the one we need.”

Police are looking for information relating to a “dark, possibly grey” Audi A3, which sustained bumper, bonnet and windscreen damage around November 5. The Collision Investigation Unit can be contacted by dialling 101 and quoting reference 17000480371, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.