Manhunt after St Annes hit-and-run

A hit-and-run driver who abandoned a wrecked Mercedes in the street is being hunted by police.

Tuesday, 16th April 2019, 3:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th April 2019, 3:09 pm
The 4x4's driver, a man in his mid-70s, was unhurt but checked over by paramedics after the smash. Credit: Natalie Rushton

A hit-and-run driver who abandoned a wrecked Mercedes in the street is being hunted by police.

The motorist fled Church Road in St Annes after the black car collided with a burgundy 4x4 before ploughing backwards into a garden wall.

The 4x4's driver, a man in his mid-70s, was unhurt but checked over by paramedics after the smash, which happened at around 4.10pm on Monday, officials said.

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The 4x4's driver, a man in his mid-70s, was unhurt but checked over by paramedics after the smash. Credit: Natalie Rushton

In a statement, police said: "No arrests have been made currently and out enquiries are ongoing.”

Anyone with information has been asked to call officers on 101, quoting 959 of April 15.

The motorist fled Church Road in St Annes after the black car collided with a burgundy 4x4 before ploughing backwards into a garden wall. Credit: Natalie Rushton