Harrowing CCTV shows hit-and-run victim desperately trying to avoid oncoming car

Harrowing CCTV footage has emerged showing the moment a hit-and-run victim desperately tries to race out of the way of an oncoming car.

The 64-year-old man was left with critical injuries after the tragic incident in Coventry earlier this week.

The victim is seen desperately running to try and avoid the crash, Coventry Live reports .

The traumatising CCTV footage stops the moment before he is mowed down by the White Audi on St James Lane, Willenhall, on Monday, October 8.

The victim, from the Willenhall area, is still fighting for his life in hospital after being rushed there for surgery after the crash, which happened at around 7.20pm.

West Midlands Police has released the footage in a bid to trace the white Audi involved.

Officers are asking for the public’s help in tracing the driver and the car.

Parts left at the scene indicate that it is an Audi A3 or S3 manufactured in 2012/13.

Sergeant Alan Wood, of the force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, urged the driver to come forward and "start to put this right".

He said: "I would appeal to the driver of this vehicle to think about the consequences of their actions and identify yourself to us.

"The impact has left a man critically injured but you now have an opportunity to at least start to put this right by handing yourself in and doing the decent thing.

"We have released CCTV to get help from the community of Coventry – does anyone who was in the area on the night of the collision or have any dash-cam footage of a white Audi that may give us a registration number of this vehicle?"

There are several ways to get in touch with the Serious Collision Investigation Unit if you have any information, witnessed the hit-and-run or have dashcame footage that could help police.

You can call the force on 101, quoting 2251 from 8 Oct.

You can also email at [email protected] , or contact the force via its Live Chat on its website here .

The Live Chat is available between 8am and midnight.

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