Horror crash motorist still on the loose

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POLICE have made a fresh appeal for witnesses over a hit-and-run smash which injured a Wigan couple.

The female victim is still in hospital more than a week after the horror collision on Parson’s Walk, having suffered head, back and pelvic injuries.

We would urge anyone who saw the collision or who thinks they may have seen the driver making his getaway on foot through Mesnes Park or nearby streets to get in touch

Police spokesman

She and her partner were walking along the pavement when a black Ford Focus mounted the kerb and crashed into them from behind, sending them flying.

The vehicle ended up in some nearby bushes and, with the engine still revving, the driver scrambled out of the vehicle and, without checking on his victims’ welfare, fled into Mesnes Park.

Since the incident at 8pm on Friday April 3, he has remained at large.

The male casualty suffered a leg injury but was well enough to be released later the same day. But his partner, who is in her 50s, was more seriously injured and her treatment is ongoing.

The driver is described only as white with short brown hair.

A police spokesman said: “We would urge anyone who saw the collision or who thinks they may have seen the driver making his getaway on foot through Mesnes Park or nearby streets to get in touch.

“This was a very serious incident.

“The lady who was injured in the crash has been in hospital for more than a week now.

“We are still making inquiries to identify who the driver was.”

It has not been revealed by police whether the vehicle was stolen or not.

Anyone with details as to the motorist’s identify or with any other information about the crash is urged to ring police on 101 or the freephone Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555111.