Man arrested after hit and run in Sparkbrook
Police have launched a fresh appeal for information into the serious hit and run in Birmingham last month – as a driver has been arrested in connection with the crash
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A man has been arrested after hit and run in Sparkbrook last month.
A man in his 40s was struck by a car on Highgate Road, near the junction of Moseley Road, at around 6.30am on 24 January.
He was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition. He was hit by a blue Renault Clio which was driven off.
On Sunday (20 February) West Midlands Police arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and perverting the course of justice.
He’s been released under investigation while police enquiries continue.
The force has now launched a fresh appeal for witnesses who may have seen the Clio parked up shortly after the crash as the driver inspected his car for damage.
Appeal for information
Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the serious collision investigation unit, said: “We’ve arrested someone and that’s a really positive step in our investigation, but we still need witnesses to come forward and tell us what they saw.
“The collision happened at the junction of Highgate Road and Moseley Road. The blue Renault Clio involved in the crash stopped approximately 100m further down on Belgrave Middleway, outside Joseph Chamberlain College. The driver got out and spent time walking around examining the car.
“It’s possible that people remember seeing the blue Clio parked by the college at the time but didn’t know or connect it with the collision at that time.
“If you saw the collision and haven’t yet spoken to us, or if you believe you saw the Clio outside the college – you may have key information and I want to hear from you.”
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