Sheffield hit and run student hurt

Police at the scene of a hit-and-run crash outside Sheffield train station. 8/10/13
Police at the scene of a hit-and-run crash outside Sheffield train station. 8/10/13
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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.