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Man charged over Belfast hit-and-run as victim fights for his life

Published 13/09/2016

Scene of the incident on the Lisburn Road in which a man was badly injured after being struck by a car
Scene of the incident on the Lisburn Road in which a man was badly injured after being struck by a car

A 23-year-old man has been charged following a hit-and-run in south Belfast at the weekend.

A man in his 40s who was the victim of the incident on Saturday is fighting for his life in hospital.

The pedestrian was struck by a car on the Lisburn Road, close to Wellesley Avenue.

Police were informed of the incident shortly before 10pm and the man was taken to hospital.

The Belfast Trust confirmed the man remained in a critical condition.

The 23-year-old man was due in court on Tuesday September 13.

He has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm by dangerous driving, failing to remain, failing to report and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

He was arrested in the early hours of Monday September 12.

The police say the car involved was silver in colour and may have significant damage to its front.

It did not stop, and continued countrywards along the Lisburn Road.

It is believed the vehicle may have then turned left, heading in the direction of Malone Road.

The PSNI is appealing for anyone who was on the Lisburn Road on Saturday night and who witnessed the collision, or anyone with any information about the silver car, to contact officers at Lisburn Road on 101, quoting reference number 1512 of 10/09/16.

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