Hit and run driver leaves a young man with serious injuries in Wisbech

Zebra crossing on Churchill Road, Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams.

Zebra crossing on Churchill Road, Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A man in his 20s has suffered serious injuries after he was struck by a hit and run driver on a zebra crossing in Wisbech.

The victim was walking across the zebra crossing, next to the BP service station, on the A1101 Churchill Road at about 8.20pm on Saturday night (September 17) when a blue convertible Toyota MR2 struck him before making off along Churchill Road towards Elm.

PC Ash Bennett, of Cambridgeshire Police, said: “The victim suffered serious but not life threatening injuries and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn.

“We expect the Toyota will have front end damage and possible damage to the windscreen.”

The driver was male and he had a male passenger, he said.

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The crossing, has recently had its faded white lines re-painted by Cambridgeshire County Council amid concerns that it had become a pedestrian hazard.

Police are now urging anybody who witnessed the incident to come forward to give information about what happened.

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PC Bennett said: “I would urge anyone who may have seen something to get in contact.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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