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Officers appeal to trace driver who could hold vital information to assist officers with their enquiries

Posted on 26th September 2017

Officers investigating an incident where a car allegedly collided with pedestrians, leaving two people injured are appealing for information.

On Tuesday, September 12 at around 2.10pm a grey Vauxhall Astra was travelling on the B587 towards Ashby from Melbourne. The car allegedly overtook a white Ford Fiesta, a vehicle was coming the other way so the Astra swerved and collided with two women walking on the pavement.

One of the women suffered minor injuries and the other suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital.

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and was released under investigation.

PC Oliver Priddle from the Roads Policing Unit said: “I am looking to trace the driver of the oncoming vehicle as they could hold vital information to the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Priddle on 101 quoting reference number 17000391895.

Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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