Hailsham hit-and-run victim ‘serious injuries’

THE VICTIM of a hit-and-run incident suffered serious injuries after he was struck by an unidentified vehicle in Hailsham.

The 22-year-old man was crossing Greenwich Road at 6.25pm on Sunday, October 30.

He was struck by a a vehicle, suspected by police to be a van, travelling south.

The impact caused the pedestrian to collide with a parked silver Mondeo car before hitting the ground.

An ambulance rushed the man to Eastbourne District General Hospital. He suffered serious leg injuries.

Police said today (October 31) he was in a serious but stable condition.

Sgt Andy Smith, from Polegate Roads Policing Unit, said: “Most road traffic collisions are traumatic for those involved but when a driver fails to stop at a scene and help the injured person, it is all the more appalling.

“We are hoping to establish the type of vehicle that struck the man.

“But in the meantime, we would like the driver of a blue Escort van that was seen in the area at the time of the incident, to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information contact police on 0845 60 70 999 quoting serial 1339 of October 30 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.