Teen Hurt In Reddish Hit And Run

13 March 2012, 10:26

A teenage girl is in hospital, after being hit by a driver, who then fled from the scene in Reddish.

Around 9pm on Monday, police were called to Reddish Road near its junction with Broadstone Hall Road South, after getting reports of a collision

Police spoke to witnesses, who say that two cars – a blue VW Polo and a silver Vauxhall Astra - were speeding down the road and looked like they were racing each other.

It is believed the Astra then hit the 17-year-old girl, who was using a pedestrian crossing.

She was left injured in the road and was taken to hospital for treatment to her injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.

A number of witnesses stopped at the scene but the two cars drove off.

The Astra would have suffered front end and windscreen damage.

Police Constable Steven Wright, of the Road Policing Unit, said: ”We believe that the two cars involved were racing each other along Reddish Road prior to and at the time of the collision, with little regard to the safety of themselves or others.

“I am certain that the driver would have known that they were involved in a collision so for them to then drive off at speed and leave a young girl injured in the road is astonishing.

“I am particularly keen to speak to the driver of the Astra, but we need to trace both drivers and any passengers and I would urge these people to contact the police themselves.

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