Pedestrian struck by car in hit-and-run murder bid

A 35-year-old man was taken to hospital after he was struck by a car in Glasgow on Tuesday afternoon.

Pedestrian struck by car in hit-and-run murder bid Email

A man has been treated in hospital after a car mounted a pavement and struck him in an attempted murder bid in Glasgow. 

On Tuesday afternoon, the 35-year-old man was struck by a car on Pollockshaws Road in the city.

The car then left the scene and was later traced at an Aldi supermarket car park in Newton Mearns.

Armed officers attended, however the occupants were not found. 

Police are treating the incident as attempted murder. 

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 3pm on Tuesday, April 13, police were called to Pollokshaws Road in Glasgow, following reports a car had mounted the pavement and struck a pedestrian, before driving from the scene. 

“The pedestrian, a 35-year-old man, was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment and was later released.

“The car was traced in Greenlaw Way and officers carried out searches in the area for the occupants, with no result.

“The incident is being treated as an attempted murder and there was no threat to the wider public. Officers are following a positive line of enquiry.”