Northern Ireland

Police appeal for information after man injured in ‘suspected hit-and-run’

The man, aged in his 60s, was critically injured in the incident in Londonderry, police said (Niall Carson/PA)
The man, aged in his 60s, was critically injured in the incident in Londonderry, police said (Niall Carson/PA) The man, aged in his 60s, was critically injured in the incident in Londonderry, police said (Niall Carson/PA)

Police are appealing for information after a man suffered “significant injuries” in a “suspected hit-and-run” collision in Derry.

The man, aged in his 60s, was said to be in a critical condition in hospital.

The incident happened in the Fergleen Park area of Derry in the early hours of Sunday.

A police spokesperson said officers received a report just after 8.30am that a man aged in his 60s had been taken to hospital shortly before 5.15am with significant injuries.

“We believe the man was potentially hit by a vehicle that failed to remain at the scene in the Fergleen Park area,” they said.

“Initial medical treatment was provided and the man was transported to hospital by our colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

“His condition remains critical at this time.”

Police have appealed for anyone who was travelling in the Fergleen Park area between 4.30am and 5am on Sunday morning, to review any dash-cam footage they may have captured and call officers on 101 with any information they may have.