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Hit-and-run collision, St Austell

Accident

Two people arrested

Police are appealing for witnesses to a hit-and-run collision in St Austell on Sunday [9 June] which left a pedestrian seriously injured.

Emergency services were called around 2.35am after the 24-year-old man was in collision with a white car on Coliza Hill near Sticker.

The car did not stop at the scene and the man was found unconscious in the road by a passing motorist.

The victim, from St Austell, sustained serious head and chest injuries and was taken to Treliske Hospital. He was later transferred to Derriford Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

A damaged car was located nearby and a 22-year-old woman from St Austell and a 21-year-old man from Bodmin were arrested on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. Both have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Local officers, as well as officers from the Roads Policing Team and Serious Collision Investigation Unit, attended the scene.

The road was closed for eight hours while a specialist examination of the scene was carried out and the vehicle recovered.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has information which could assist with the investigation is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting log number 0129 of 09/06/19.


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