Police investigating hit-and-run crash after elderly man 'deliberately hit'

Publish Date
Mon, 20 Dec 2021, 1:04PM
Police believe the man was crossing the road and became involved in a verbal altercation. Photo / Bevan Conley
Police believe the man was crossing the road and became involved in a verbal altercation. Photo / Bevan Conley

Police investigating hit-and-run crash after elderly man 'deliberately hit'

Publish Date
Mon, 20 Dec 2021, 1:04PM

A 67-year-old male has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car on Sunday afternoon. 

Palmerston North police are investigating a hit-and-run collision after the man was hit on Grey St, just before 12.30pm. 

Police believe the man was crossing the road and became involved in a verbal altercation with a motorist driving a black Ford Territory, registration ETS464. 

"Police inquiries are continuing but it appears that the driver of the car deliberately hit the elderly male and left the scene," a spokesperson said. 

The man was taken to Palmerston North Hospital with serious injuries. 

The vehicle was located unattended in Rangitikei St a short time later. 

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Police on 105, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, and refer to job number P049004525.