Woman injured in hit and run in Leicester

A woman was injured in a hit and run on St Matthews Way this afternoon.

The incident happened near the junction with Wharf Street North shortly before 1.30pm.

The woman was using the pedestrian crossing when the a silver hatchback collided with her.

The vehicle then made off from the scene. Police are appealing for any witnesses to the crash to come forward.

The woman, who is in her 50s, has been taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Witnesses said the woman was unconscious after the accident, however her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The slip road from Burleys Island onto St Matthews Way was closed following the incident, but has since been reopened.

Anyone who saw the collision, or a silver hatchback in the area prior to the collision, is asked to call Leicestershire Police on 101, quoting incident 275 of 18 March.