Elderly man suffers life-threatening injuries in north Swindon hit-and-run

elderly man suffers life threatening injuries in north swindon hit and run

An elderly man has sustained life-threatening injuries in a hit-and-in in north Swindon.
Emergency crews, including critical care paramedics from Wiltshire Air Ambulance, attended the incident on the junction with Southernwood Drive and Westfield Way at around 8.50pm last night.

The crash involved a blue Vauxhall Corsa, a red Toyota Yaris and a pedestrian.  The occupants of the Corsa fled the scene on foot, sparking a major police search operation.
A 75-year-old man from the Toyota was given CPR at the scene of the incident. He sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital.

Detectives from Swindon CID are understood to be investigating the incident.
A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said: “Police are keen to trace any witnesses to the incident, anyone who may have seen the vehicles prior to the collision and anyone who was in the area at the time and may have any dash cam footage.
“Anyone with information is asked to please contact Wiltshire police, Tri-Force Road Policing Unit on 101 quoting reference 54180062834 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”