Hit and run in Horam

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A TEENAGER was seriously injured in a hit and run accident in Horam on Sunday.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the driver of a four by four got out of his vehicle, looked at the injured boy and then drove off.

The 17-year-old from Hailsham had been on foot before the accident. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious, but not life-threatening injuries. He was treated in the hospital’s out-patients’ department before being allowed home. He is understood to have left a party at a nearby house shortly before the collision.

The accident happened outside the newly-restored May Garland pub on the A267 near the junction with the Chiddingly Road at 3.15pm on Sunday (July 15.)

Police say a northbound light-coloured four-by-four style vehicle was in collision with the teenager and they would like to trace the driver to hear from anyone who was on the road at the time.

Sergeant Dan Pitcher, of the Sussex Police Road Policing Unit, said; “We are keen to speak with the driver of the vehicle or anyone who may have witnessed the collision. They are asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 0279 of 15/7.”

It is not known if there were any passengers in the vehicle, of which there is currently no more exact description, and there is no description of the driver at this stage.