Hit and run in Kemptown, Brighton – Can you help?

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Police have released CCTV in a bid to identify the driver in a hit and run in Brighton.

Officers are looking to speak to people who were in the area at the time and may be able to help with the investigation.

A 3.40pm on Thursday, January 14 a 53-year-old pedestrian was hit by a Fiat 500 on Montague Place in the Kemptown area. The Fiat was being driven along Bristol Road before turning left into Montague Place where it collided with the man crossing the road. It didn’t stop at the scene and can be seen to carry on along Montague Place and turn right into College Street.

The victim suffered serious injuries.

Sergeant Dan Pitcher said: “We are very keen to trace the drivers of the taxi, the silver van, the dark Ford Focus and the black parked car. We think you could give us vital information we need to identify the driver. Were you the taxi driver and do you have a dash camera which may have captured the Fiat as it drove past? Were you in the silver van and did you notice who was driving as the Fiat approached the junction? The Ford turned before the Fiat and you may have seen something in your rear view mirror. We believe the woman in the parked car was in it during the time of the collision, did you see what happened?

“We are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened or can give us information which will help with our investigation? The Fiat drove off leaving the victim for dead and clearly they would have known they had hit someone. The pedestrian, a man from Hove, suffered serious head injuries and is thankfully making a recovery.”

If you recognise yourself or the vehicle you were in please get in touch on or 101 quoting Operation Northdown.