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Police hunt for Heckmondwike hit and run driver that saw victim airlifted to hospital with head injuries

Police are on the hunt for the driver involved in a hit and run which resulted in a pedestrian being airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries in Heckmondwike last week.

Police are looking for the driver that fled a car collision which resulted in a pedestrian being airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries in Heckmondwike last week.

A 24-year-old man was struck down at the junction of High Street and Market Place at around 6.17pm on Thursday, 24 February.

It is reported that a dark-coloured car collided with the male pedestrian who had stepped off a traffic island in the road.

The vehicle, which did not stop at the scene, had been travelling from the High Street and carried on up Westgate.

Emergency services attended and the 24-year-old man was airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries. He remains there today in a critical but stable condition.

Road closures were put in place at the scene and lifted just before midnight.

Roads policing officers would like to speak to anyone who saw or has dashcam footage of the collision.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police, said: “Anyone who has information or dashcam footage which could assist the enquiry is asked to contact PC 6254 Varley at the Eastern Area Roads Policing Unit on 101 referencing police log 1255 of February 24.

“Information can also be given online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat.

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