87-Year-Old seriously injured in hit and run

Police Scotland have confirmed than an 87-year-old woman has been seriously injured in a Hit and Run incident.

She was rushed to hospital by road ambulance to Ninewells Hospital.

Police have confirmed to Breaking News that the elderly woman was crossing Hospital Street in Dundee, near its junction with Strathmore Avenue at about 7.42am when a blue BMW, thought to be a one series car with a partial registration number of ST59 or similar, struck her before driving off and failing to stop. The car was last seen heading along Hospital Street towards Clepington Road.

The injured woman was given assistance by a local shopkeeper before being taken by ambulance to Ninewells Hospital where she has since been found to have sustained a broken pelvis and is currently undergoing additional examination for a further suspected injury.

Hospital Street is currently closed between Coldside Road and Strathmore Avenue to allow crash investigators examine the scene. Diversions are in place.

Detective Inspector Gary Ogilvie said,

‘’It’s vital that we trace this BMW car and the driver. There is a high chance that the car will have sustained damage to the bonnet as a result of this collision and I would ask anyone who knows where the car or the person driving it is now to get in touch with us. Officers are examining CCTV footage and doing vehicle checks in a bid to identify the offending vehicle. We would far rather the person driving this car did the right thing and get in touch with us before we have to come calling.’’

Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who can identify the driver or location of the car should get in touch with Police Scotland Tayside Division on 101 or speak to any police officer. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.