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Woman in hospital with serious injuries after Belfast hit and run

Ormeau Road, Belfast. Credit: Google Maps
Ormeau Road, Belfast. Credit: Google Maps

Police have issued an appeal for information after a woman was left in hospital following a hit and run collision in Belfast.

A 31-year-old woman was struck by a silver vehicle on the Ormeau Road on Saturday March 16 around 10.50pm.

The driver of the vehicle failed to stop at the scene and the woman is currently in hospital being treated for serious injuries which are potentially life changing.

Police want to identify and speak to the occupants of a silver Vauxhall Vectra, registration LEZ6283, that was later found burnt out at 2.50am on the Ballyutoag Road area just outside north Belfast.

A 29-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident on Monday has been released pending further enquiries.

Sergeant Allister Hagan said that police would like to thank the people who assisted the injured woman and appealed for anyone who saw the incident or may have dashcam footage to contact them.

“I am particularly keen to speak with anyone who witnessed a silver coloured car bearing substantial frontal damage leaving the scene," he said.

“I also want anyone who saw the silver Vauxhall in the days leading up to just before 10.50pm on Saturday evening in south Belfast, through to 2.50am in the early hours of Sunday when it was discovered, to contact police."

Sergeant Hagan said police needed help to identify the driver and bring them before the courts.

"If you witnessed the incident or have dash cam installed in your vehicle, and were driving in south or north Belfast on Saturday evening, please review your footage and contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1463 16/03/2019 if you can help us," he said.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.” 

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