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Man, 66, in hospital in serious condition after hit and run in Aberdeen

Tuesday November 26th 2019 at 11:56 AM

An appeal has been launched after a pensioner was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a hit and run in Aberdeen.

Emergency services were called to Powis Terrace, at its junction with Bedford Road, at around 2.30pm yesterday after a man was hit by a grey Lexus IS car, registration number SC06 XEL.

The driver failed to stop after crashing into the 66-year-old, who was aided by passers-by and was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he remains in a serious condition with leg and chest injuries.

Police are now appealing to anyone who may have seen the crash to get in touch.

The Lexus was seen a short time later in Ashill Drive in Cornhill where it was abandoned by four men.

It has been since been recovered and enquiries are ongoing to trace the driver and occupants.

Road Policing Inspector Steve Manson, said: “It appears that the Lexus was being driven erratically prior to the incident and after being involved in the collision with the pedestrian it failed to stop.”

“The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and the driver made no attempt to stop and check on him.

“We are appealing for anyone who saw the collision, or saw the Lexus before or after the incident, to get in touch. In particular, if you have dash-cam footage that can assist our enquiries then please contact us.

“Those who can help should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 1967 of Monday, 25 November 2019, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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