Elderly Man Knocked Down In Peterlee Hit And Run

3 May 2015, 07:28

A 72 year old man has been seriously injured in a hit and run in Peterlee.

It happened last night (Saturday 2nd of May) at around 11:30pm when a Peugeot lost control while negotiating traffic calming measures on Blackhills Road.

The car crossed the carriageway, smashed through railings and into the front of a shop, hitting the pedestrian.

Officers from Durham Police are now trying to track down the driver, who sped from the scene and then abandoned his vehicle nearby.

The victim, a pensioner who lived locally, received leg and head injuries in the smash and was transported to James Cook University Hospital for treatment.

Any witnesses should call Durham Constabulary on 0191 3752159.

Katy Perry Fan Tweet

Katy Perry Changed Her Twitter Name In A Touching Tribute To A Fan Who Died In A Car Accident

Leigh-Anne Pinnock joins Snapchat

80+ Of The Best Popstars You Should Have On Snapchat

Capital Metadata - Capital App March 2017

Want To Control The Music On Capital? Now You Can With Our New App - My Capital!