Dramatic CCTV footage released in Derby hit-and-run investigation
The 19 year-old victim is now in a wheelchair, unable to walk and facing a long battle for recovery.
A 19-year-old man has suffered serious life-changing injuries after being mowed down in a hit-and-run collision which was captured in disturbing CCTV footage.
Derbyshire Police have released the disturbing images of the moment he was hurled into the air as he walks across Normanton Road, Derby, and then smashes and slides along the ground for a considerable distance.
Police hope to find the driver of the car, which is believed to be an Audi A3, which did not stop after the crash on November 5 at about 7.30pm.
The teenager did not have the chance to get out of the way of the car which was travelling at speed, police said.
Horrified witnesses rushed to try and help the victim, whose body is lying in front on a pavement in front of a shop.
The victim is now in a wheelchair, unable to walk and had to spend many weeks in hospital. He now faces a battle for recovery and rehabilitation.
Superintendent Adrian Gascoyne said: “The man involved in this collision was just crossing the road when he was struck by a car travelling at considerable speed.
“The footage shows just how shocking the collision was. He is lucky to be alive and although he survived, he was left with serious injuries and now faces a long spell of rehabilitation.
“It is absolutely essential that we bring the people responsible to justice. I would call on anyone who has information to watch the footage and put yourself in the shoes of the victim, his friends and family.
“If you know who was driving that car, or if you know where the car is now, please get in touch. Even if you just have a suspicion, that piece of the jigsaw could be the one we need.”
Detectives are asking the public to get in touch if they know someone who has a dark, possibly grey Audi A3, which had bumper, bonnet and windscreen damage around November 5.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the collision investigation unit on 101, quoting reference 17000480371, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.