Two arrested, including teenage boy, after elderly man seriously injured in Preston hit and run

A man in his 70s suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car in Preston last night.

Sunday, 18th April 2021, 12:39 pm
Updated Sunday, 18th April 2021, 12:42 pm
Police appealed for witnesses

The pensioner was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with head, chest, arm and leg injuries after being struck by the VW Golf on Deepdale Road around 9.50pm.

He remains in a serious condition.

The car made off from the scene, but a man and boy who said they were inside the vehicle at the time attended Preston Police Station a short time later.

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A 20-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop. A 16-year-old boy who has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. They both remain in custody at this time.

Police have now appealed for any witnesses, or anyone who may have dashcam footage of the incident, to come forward. Call 101 quoting incident reference 1774 of April 17, or contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.