Man injured in Newry hit and run

Newry Times News Posted by
Monday, January 13th, 2014

Police in Newry are appealing for information following a road traffic collision on the Hilltown Road during the early hours of Sunday, 5th January.

A 54 year old male sustained injuries to his head and leg after being struck by a vehicle which did not stop.

The pedestrian was found a short time later by a member of the public travelling along the road around 4am.

Police are appealing to the driver of the vehicle or anyone who witnessed this male walking along the road or the collision to contact them in Newry on 0845 600 8000.

Constable Gray, Newry and Mourne Response, added, “With the dark nights upon us, we are also reminding all road users to take steps to remain safe on the roads.

“Motorists should ensure that their lights are clean and in good working order. They should also regularly check their tyres and ensure that windscreen washers are kept topped up and wipers in good order.

“Motorists should be mindful of other road users and adapt their speed to the area they are driving in.

“Pedestrians and cyclists should wear bright and/or reflective clothing to ensure they can be seen on dark mornings and nights. Bicycles should also be fitted with working front and rear lights.

Constable Gray added, “Pedestrians should also give consideration to carrying a torch and should always walk facing the oncoming traffic.”

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