Preston man, 19, arrested after hit and run on teenage dog walker

A 19-year-old man from Preston has been arrested after a hit and run in Plungington Road last night (Monday, October 26).

Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 1:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 2:50 pm

Police and paramedics flooded Plungington Road shortly after 10pm, after a teenager was struck by a Volkswagen Polo whilst walking his dog near the Chapelhouse Suzuki dealership.

The injured man was treated by paramedics before he was taken to Royal Preston Hospital by ambulance. His injuries are not life-threatening, say police.

His dog has been seriously hurt and remains in the care of a local vets.

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Police at the scene in Plungington Road, Preston after a young man and his dog were injured in a suspected hit and run at around 10pm last night (Monday, October 26)

The 19-year-old suspect remains in police custody this afternoon where he is being held on suspicion of an attempt section 18 assault (wounding with intent) and failing to stop at the scene of an injury collision.

A police spokesman said: "We were called at around 10pm last night (Monday, October 26) to reports of a collision in Preston.

"It occurred in Plungington Road at the junction of Linton Street, when a car collided with a male pedestrian who was walking his dog at the time.

"The man, aged in his late teens, was taken to hospital for treatment, though thankfully his injuries are not life-threatening.

Police at the scene in Plungington Road, Preston after a young man and his dog were injured in a suspected hit and run at around 10pm last night (Monday, October 26)

"The dog suffered serious injuries and was taken to a vet for treatment.

"The car, believed to be a grey Volkswagen Polo, failed to stop at the scene.

"A 19-year-old man from Preston has since been arrested on suspicion of an attempt section 18 assault and failing to stop at the scene of an injury collision."

A police cordon prevented traffic from entering Plungington Road from Blackpool Road until 4am, whilst police investigated what had happened.

Police closed off part of Plungington Road, near the junction with Blackpool Road, following a hit and run at 10pm last night (October 26)

An ambulance spokesman added: "We were called at 22.14pm and attended with an ambulance, rapid response vehicle, tactical commander and advanced paramedic.

"We have taken one patient to hospital."

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Anybody with information or dashcam footage is asked to get in touch with police on 101, quoting log 1485 of October 26.

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