All hospitals alert for injured driver who fled scene of Wisbech crash in which his passenger died

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday - Credit: Archant

An urgent police hunt is on for the badly injured driver who fled the scene of a fatal collision in Wisbech in which his passenger died.

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday - Credit: Archant

Police said that witnesses reported seeing the driver, Tadas Sostakas, 37, with blood on his top, face and hands and described his clothes as muddied.

A police spokesman said today: “We can confirm one man has died while a second remains outstanding following a crash in Wisbech yesterday afternoon.”

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday - Credit: Archant

Emergency services were called to a track between Wisbech Road and First Marsh Road shortly after 3pm to reports that a Mercedes had left the road ending up in a ditch.

Mr Sostakas, who was believed to be the driver of the car, left the scene of the collision before emergency services arrived.

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday - Credit: Archant


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“Officers believe it is likely he has suffered injuries, although the extent and seriousness is unknown,” said the spokesman.

The passenger in the car, a man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not thought anyone else was inside the car.

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday - Credit: Archant

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Police say they have carried out a number of searches in the area, including foot searches within the immediate vicinity of the crash.

Police dogs and the NPAS (National Police Air Service) helicopter helped with the search and local hospitals have been contacted.

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday - Credit: Archant

“All inquiries have been negative,” said the spokesman.

Mr Sostakas was seen on CCTV leaving the scene a short time after the collision and police released this image to try and find Mr Sostakas.

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday - Credit: Archant

The police spokesman said: “Officers are concerned for his wellbeing and would also like to speak with Mr Sostakas concerning the collision”.

He is described as white and was wearing a white and blue t-shirt with dark tracksuit bottoms, socks and no footwear.

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday - Credit: Archant

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen Mr Sostakas who witnessed a man fitting that description to contact Norfolk Police immediately on 101.

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday - Credit: Archant

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday - Credit: Archant

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday - Credit: Archant

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday

First Marsh Road, Wisbech, where a man died yesterday - Credit: Archant

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