Witnesses sought after teenager injured in hit and run

A TEENAGER from Hailsham suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car in the early hours of this morning (Sunday).

Police are appealing for witnesses after the 17-year-old pedestrian was struck by a 4x4 style vehicle outside the May Garland Public House in Horam on the A267 at 3.15am.

The driver of the light coloured vehicle stopped, got out and looked at the injured boy before driving off before emergency service arrived.

The teenager suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

His injuries are now assessed serious but not life threatening and he is receiving out-patients treatment beforebeing allowed home.

He is understood to have left a party at a nearby house shortly before the collision.

Sergeant Dan Pitcher of the Sussex Police Road Policing Unit said, “We are keen to speak with the driver of the vehicle or anyone who may have witnessed the collision. They are asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 0279 of 15/7.”