Pair seriously injured in Forest Gate hit-and-run

PUBLISHED: 07:39 29 April 2016 | UPDATED: 07:45 29 April 2016

Do you recognise this car?

Do you recognise this car?


A hit-and-run collision in Forest Gate has left a man in his 50s unable to use his right arm.

Newly-released CCTV footage shows a car, believed to be a BMW, hitting two men as they crossed Upton Lane at about 10.30pm on March 27, before the driver speeds off.

The two victims, aged 50 and 52, were taken to an east London hospital where the younger was treated for broken bones and is yet to recover full use of his arm.

The other man was treated for a cardiac arrest.

Both were discharged the following day although their treatment is ongoing.

Det Con Stephen Field said: “Both victims suffered extensive injuries which they are still recovering from.

“We know there was a Renault Megane which was driving directly behind at the time of the collision and the driver may have vital information.

“We urge anyone who has information to come forward to help us trace who was responsible.”

Anyone with information should call Det Con Field on 020 8217 5085 or 101 quoting reference 5308616/16.

Alternatively, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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