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Image of victim’s injuries released as police hunt hit-and-run driver

The unnamed pedestrian had six teeth knocked out in the crash in Burton last Friday evening.

The victim suffered serious injuries to her face in the incident (Staffordshire Police/PA)
The victim suffered serious injuries to her face in the incident (Staffordshire Police/PA)

By Matthew Cooper, PA

Police have released a photo of a road accident victim’s “horrific” injuries after she was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver.

The woman, who has not been named but is aged in her 40s, was crossing Branston Road in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, at around 8.30pm last Friday when she was struck by a car.

This was a serious incident that left a woman with horrific injuries Pc Chris Bower

The vehicle then made off from the scene in the direction of the A38.

The woman was taken to hospital with a broken nose, extensive swelling and bruising to her face. She also lost six teeth in the incident.

Pc Chris Bower said: “This was a serious incident that left a woman with horrific injuries.

“An investigation into the collision is ongoing but anyone with information or who may have seen a vehicle make off from the scene is asked to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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