Pedestrian hurt in hit-and-run on Sheffield street

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A pedestrian was seriously injured in a hit and run collision in a Sheffield suburb.

The 48-year-old man was struck on Fulwood Road, Broomhall, in the early hours of Sunday.

Police said the vehicle involved – a silver Fiat Punto – drove off after the collision and was later found abandoned at the junction of nearby Nile Street.

When officers located the car the occupants had already fled but a 30-year-old man was later arrested by police in connection with the investigation into the incident.

The injured pedestrian was rushed to the Northern General Hospital, where he was in a serious but stable condition yesterday.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Police are investigating after the occupants of a car failed to stop at the scene of a collision.

“Officers were called to Fulwood Road shortly after midnight on Sunday, where a silver Punto had been in collision with 48-year-old pedestrian.

“The vehicle was abandoned near to the junction with Nile Street, but the occupants had left the scene before officers arrived.

“The 48-year-old man sustained serious injuries and was taken to Northern General Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

“A 30-year-old man has been assisting police with their inquiries.”

Anyone with information about the collision should call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 29 of October 6.

Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111.