A teenager suffered serious head injuries after he was struck by a vehicle in a suspected hit-and-run incident in Sheffield.
South Yorkshire Police said the 19-year-old was knocked down by a vehicle on the A61 Sheaf Street, near the railway station, at about 3am yesterday.
A police spokeswoman said the vehicle failed to stop after the collision.
The victim, believed to be a student, was rushed to Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital in Fir Vale for treatment.
Police officers closed a stretch of the road, part of Sheffield’s inner ring road, in both directions for about four hours following the smash.
Speaking yesterday afternoon, the police spokeswoman said: “Just after 3am on Tuesday, South Yorkshire Police officers were called to reports of a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on Sheaf Street, Sheffield city centre.
“The vehicle failed to stop at the scene.
“A 19-year-old man was taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries.
“At this time, his injuries are thought to be serious.
“A 21-year-old man is helping police with their enquiries.”
Police are now appealing for witnesses to the crash or anyone with information about what happened.
n Anyone with information about the collision is asked to ring South Yorkshire Police on 101, or, alternatively, Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.