Pedestrian injured in hit and run crash near Southmead Hospital

pedestrian injured in hit and run crash near southmead hospital - Pedestrian injured in hit and run crash near Southmead Hospital

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A major police operation got underway in north Bristol this evening (Wednesday, July 22) after a man was seriously injured in a road traffic collision near Southmead Hospital.

The man was walking between Southmead and Horfield at around 4.30pm when he was struck by a car being driven along Monks Park Avenue.

Police said witnesses reported seeing two men run off from the vehicle after the collision.

The injured man, who has not been named and is in his 20s, was taken to hospital with injuries that are being described by the authorities as ‘not life-threatening’.

The road has been closed for the rest of the afternoon and evening, as forensic teams examine the scene.

And officers are now stepping up a manhunt for the driver of the car.

“House-to-house and other enquiries continue, and officers are keen to hear from anyone with information which could help,” said a spokesperson for Avon and Somerset polcie.

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“If you saw a dark blue Honda Accord being driven in the area at around that time or have any CCTV or dashcam footage of the incident or the vehicle just beforehand, get in touch through the police website or call 101 quoting reference 5220163308,” she added.

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