Appeal after man hit by car in Darnley

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Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously injured after being hit by a car in Darnley on Saturday, December 1.

At around 4.35pm on Saturday afternoon, a 33-year-old man was crossing Nitshill Road at its junction with Darnley Mains Road, near to Sainsbury’s when he was struck by a dark-coloured Seat Ibiza travelling westbound on Nitshill Road. The car failed to stop and continued westbound towards Nitshill.

Members of the public assisted the injured man until emergency services arrived at the scene.

The injured man was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow where hospital staff describe his condition as serious.

Police enquiries are continuing to trace the car and its driver. The vehicle is thought to be a black or dark-coloured 2018 Seat Ibiza. It is likely to have damage to its front driver’s side wing, headlight and bumper. The driver side wing mirror came off during the collision.

Sergeant Kenneth Canavan, Greater Glasgow Road Policing Unit, said: “Nitshill road at Darnley Mains Road is a busy junction for both traffic and pedestrians.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw the crash happen, or has dashcam footage, to come forward.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone who knows of a relatively new dark-coloured Seat car that is damaged, possibly missing a door mirror or no longer parked at the usual place. Any information on this would greatly assist our investigation.

“Anyone with information can contact the Road Policing Department in Glasgow via 101. Please quote incident number 2793 of the 1st December when calling.”