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Police renew appeal after woman is hurt in Belfast hit and run

By David Young

Police have renewed an appeal for witnesses after a woman was badly injured after being struck by a car.

The incident took place in west Belfast on the evening of Thursday October 28, when police believe the woman was struck by a blue Volkswagen Passat.

The 49-year-old woman was found lying seriously injured at the side of the Whiterock Road close to its junction with Whiterock Gardens.

The victim was taken to hospital to be treated for serious injuries, including a fractured skull.

It is thought the car turned into Whiterock Gardens from the Whiterock Road at approximately 7.15pm.

The registration number of the vehicle is not known.

Police yesterday issued a description of the driver.

He is said to be a shaven-headed man in his late 40s or early 50s, and approximately 5ft 3ins in height.

He was wearing a grey and black striped jumper, jeans and white trainers.

Constable Peter Marks of the PSNI's Case Progression Team said: "I would appeal to anyone who may have been travelling along this road between 6.30pm and 7.30pm and either witnessed the incident, has any information in relation to the incident, or saw the lady walking or lying at the side of the road to contact the PSNI on 101."

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