Dark-coloured BMW sought by police after hit-and-run horror

Police searches for the driver of a dark coloured BMW are continuing after a pedestrian was left with potentially life-changing injuries.

The victim, a man in his 20s, suffered serious injuries following the crash on Foxhole Road in Paignton on Tuesday morning, and was taken to hospital by land ambulance.

Neighbours report the man was walking on the pavement when he was hit from behind by a car which mounted the pavement.

Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for any witnesses to the crash which happened at around 11.40am, to come forward.

A spokesperson said: “Police are appealing for witnesses of a serious collision between a pedestrian and a car in Paignton this morning, Tuesday 2 March.

Police at the scene of the crash on Tuesday
(Image: Colleen Smith)

“The incident occurred on Foxhole Road at around 11.40am.

“The car involved, believed to be a dark coloured BMW, did not stop and drove off towards Kings Ash Road.

“A male pedestrian in his 20s was taken to hospital where he is being treated for potentially life-changing injuries as a result of the collision.

“Any witnesses to the collision who haven’t already spoken to officers at the scene are asked to contact police. In addition, police would be particularly interested in anyone who may have dashcam footage of the collision and anyone who was in the vicinity at the time and may have seen the car prior to, or after, the collision.

Police published this picture after the crash
Police published this picture after the crash
(Image: Paignton Police)

“Police would like to thank the members of public for their patience while an investigation of the scene was conducted.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or via email at 101@dc.police.uk quoting log 313, 2/3/21”.

A neighbour said the crash happened outside her house. She did not witness the crash but said there are reports the man was walking when a car mounted the pavement from behind.

“There are a lot of police outside now with evidence markers,” she said.

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