Hunt for driver after elderly man struck by car in hit and run

An 81-year-old man is in hospital in a 'serious' condition after being knocked down in Elderslie.

Hunt for driver after elderly man struck by Vauxhall Astra in hit and run in Elderslie, Renfrewshire Police Scotland

Police are searching for a driver after an elderly man was struck by a car in a hit and run in Renfrewshire.

The 81-year-old man was crossing Main Road, near to its junction with Kings Road in Elderslie around 1.30pm on Wednesday, May 15, when he was struck by a black Vauxhall Astra.

Emergency services attended and the man was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley where hospital staff describe his condition as serious.

The driver drove off from the scene and abandoned the Vauxhall on Hartfield Road a short time later.

Police are now examining the vehicle and have appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash to come forward.

Sergeant Chris Hoggans said: “The Vauxhall Astra failed to stop and was found a short time later in Hartfield Road. There was no one within.

“The vehicle is undergoing examination and extensive enquiries are ongoing to trace the occupants.

“I urge anyone who witnessed the crash or a black Vauxhall Astra being driven in the Elderslie area on Wednesday afternoon to contact us as soon as possible. I would also ask drivers with dashcam or anyone with personal footage to check to see if it holds anything relevant and please get in touch.

“If you have any information that may assist us please contact 101 quoting incident number 1733 of May 15.”

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