Officers renew appeal following fail to stop collision in Runcorn
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Officers investigating a serious collision in Runcorn have now released an image of the vehicle involved as they continue to appeal for witnesses to come forward.
Shortly before 6pm on Monday 17 October, police were called to reports of a collision on the A533 Southern Expressway, Runcorn.
Officers attended the scene and on arrival they found a silver Mini Cooper with a black roof, which had come off the road and overturned on an embankment.
The driver of the car fled the scene, leaving the passenger inside the vehicle.
The passenger, a 41-year-old local man, was released by firefighters and taken to Aintree hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.
A 29-year-old man from Widnes, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving; he has since been released under investigation.
Enquiries in relation to the incident remain ongoing and as part of the investigation officers have now released an ANPR image of the vehicle involved in the collision.
Police Constable Liz Thompson, of the Serious and Complex Collision Investigation Unit, said:
“The A533 Southern Expressway, is one of the main routes in and out of Runcorn and at the time this incident occurred there would have been a number of motorists passing through who may hold vital information.
“As part of our investigation we want to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and believes they may have witnessed the collision or seen anything that didn’t look quite right.
“The same goes for anyone with any CCTV or dashcam footage of the incident.
“We’d also like to hear from anyone who saw the vehicle in the photo being driven from Widnes town centre, towards Runcorn prior to the collision.
“From our enquiries, we believe the car left Widnes town centre at 5.47pm before being driven across the Mersey Gateway bridge towards Runcorn.
“I urge anyone with any information – no matter how small – to get in touch.”
Information can be reported online at www.Cheshire.police.uk/tell-us, or by calling 101, quoting IML 1391017.