POLICE investigating a hit-and-run that left a 93-year-old woman seriously hurt have issued a images of the suspect vehicle caught on camera minutes before the collision as part of a renewed appeal to trace the driver.
Isobel Rawes was hit as she crossed Stratford Road in Shirley outside the Staples store on March 24 at 11.50am.
She was left with head and leg injuries and, though making steady progress in her recovery, she remains in hospital.
The driver of the vehicle failed to stop at the scene and left the victim lying in the carriageway before driving away in the direction of the M42.
Following extensive CCTV enquiries, police have identified the car as a silver coloured Chrysler Voyager.
It is believed that the vehicle will have damage to the front passenger side of the car.
The image shows the Voyager – believed to be a 2001-2004 style model – travelling in Stratford Road opposite Shirley post office at 11.47am on the morning of the collision.
Sergeant Adam Green from the Regional Collision Investigation Unit said: “Just a few minutes after this footage was taken we believe the vehicle struck Mrs Rawes and drove off leaving her injured in the road – the collision is likely to have left it with noticeable front passenger side damage.
“Mrs Rawes remains in hospital and I’d urge anyone with information about the incident to contact us. It may be that the driver has confided in someone or a neighbour has noticed recent damage to the car – whatever it may be I’d ask them to do the right thing and come forward with that information.
“It’s also important we speak to the driver in order to understand the reasons for the collision, and the subsequent driving away from the scene, to provide answers to the family of Mrs Rawes.
Anyone who has any information regarding this collision can contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101.
Police want to speak to the driver of this car about the incident. (s)
The driver of the Voyager failed to stop at the scene and left the victim lying in the carriageway before driving away in the direction of the M42. (s)