Hunt continues for driver involved in Sunderland hit-and-run one week on from crash

Detectives investigating a hit-and-run crash in Sunderland are still looking to trace the driver – one week on.

Tuesday, 8th October 2019, 7:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th October 2019, 2:51 pm

The crash happened in Ramillies Road, Red House, in the early hours of Tuesday, October 1 – and a 33-year-old man was left with serious injuries as a result of the incident.

A cordon remained in place for more than 11 hours after the crash last week, with officers since recovering a silver Renault – which they believe was involved in the collision – in a car park near Roedean Road.

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The incident happened on Tuesday, October 1.

As the investigation continues, residents living nearby have been urged to check CCTV cameras at their businesses and homes.

Detective Constable Patrick Keenan, of Northumbria Police’s Southern CID, added: “We are committed to determining the circumstances surrounding the collision and bringing those responsible to justice.”

A 32-year-old man, arrested last week in connection with the incident, has since been released under investigation.

Police at the scene of Ramillies Road in Red House

Northumbria Police also confirmed that it believes those involved in the collision were known to each other.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information should call the force on 101 quoting reference 84 011019 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police inquiries into the incident are ongoing.