Man fighting for his life after hit and run in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 08:41 02 February 2017 | UPDATED: 11:47 02 February 2017

Police are appealing following a hit and run in Welwyn Garden City

Police are appealing following a hit and run in Welwyn Garden City

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A man in his forties is currently in Addenbrooke's Hospital in a critical condition following what police believe was a hit and run in Welwyn Garden City.

Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Road Policing Unit (RPU) are appealing for witnesses and information following a serious road traffic collision in Welwyn Garden City yesterday evening.

At around 7.50pm, a male pedestrian was found with serious head injuries in Tewin Road at the junction of Mundells.

It is believed the man was involved in a collision with a vehicle that failed to stop at the scene of the incident.

The man, who is in his 40s, has been taken to Addenbrooke’s hospital by ambulance and is in a critical condition.

Tewin Road was closed from about 8pm yesterday to 1am this morning while an investigation took place.

Sergeant Douglas Fishwick is investigating and said: “At this stage we believe a vehicle was involved in a collision with the man. We urgently need to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened.

“Did you see a vehicle leave the area with damage, or did you see anything unusual prior to or after the collision? If so, please contact us.

“I would also appeal to anyone else who may have been directly involved in this incident. We need to understand the circumstances of what happened as soon as possible, so please call us.”

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via 101, quoting reference ISR 678 of February 1.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.

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