Hit and run man hunted

Windy Harbour where the incident happened.

Windy Harbour where the incident happened.

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A HIT and run victim who was left for dead by a driver has made a “remarkable” recovery, police say.

The 44-year-old man was struck by a vehicle travelling along the A586 between Poulton and Great Eccleston in the early hours of Sunday.

Police today said the victim was struck from behind as he bent over to tie his shoelaces.

The man, from Corby in Northamptonshire, was left lying injured in the road after the vehicle failed to stop.

The incident happened some time before 1am on Sunday.

A couple found the man in the road, near the junction to Windy Harbour.

The man, from Corby in Northamptonshire, was walking along Garstang Road towards Eccleston and St Michaels.

He sustained serious back and spinal injuries and was taken to Preston Royal Hospital.

But the victim was yesterday released from hospital, with police saying he had made a “remarkable recovery”.

An investigation is currently underway but police today renewed their appeal for witnesses and urged anyone with information to come forward.

Sgt Jon Allwright, from the Force Road Policing Unit, said the vehicle involved in the collision would have sustained damage, particularly to its bumper and front left indicator.

He added: “I would appeal to the driver to come forward so we can establish the circumstances of exactly what has happened.

“I would also ask anybody that thinks they may have witnessed this incident or with any information that could assist with our investigation to come forward.”

Anyone with any information should call Lancashire Police on 101 or charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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