Officers investigating a collision in Blackpool are appealing to anyone who may know the whereabouts of the vehicle involved to come forward.

The incident happened at around 9pm last night (Friday, September 4th) when a pedestrian crossing Talbot Road at the junction with Devonshire Road was hit by a Ford C Max, which then made off from the area.

The pedestrian, a 34-year-old local man, suffered a head injury, along with a broken foot and is in a stable condition at Royal Preston Hospital.

A 21-year-old man believed to be the driver was arrested a short time later on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and driving whilst unfit through drink and/or drugs. He remains in police custody at this time.

The car involved is outstanding and police are asking anyone who knows anything about it to get in touch.

Sgt Martin Wilcock from Lancashire’s Tactical Operations said: “It’s really important we trace the vehicle that hit the man as it could hold vital evidence.

“If you have seen a damaged or abandoned Ford C Max, like the one pictured, with the registration PJ19 YGX in or around Blackpool, please make contact with us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident reference 1529 of September 4th or alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.