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Man left ‘lucky to be alive’ after hit and run in Nottinghamshire

The victim's niece Nicola Wright has now pleaded to the local community to help find the person responsible.

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A 68-year-old man was left fighting for his life after being mowed down by a car which left the scene.

Brian Nevick was walking home from the pub when he was hit by an unknown vehicle causing him to be hospitalised for five days, with the car leaving the man lying on the floor unconscious.

Following treatment at Doncaster Royal Infirmary it was confirmed he had suffered three broken ribs and serious bruising to his scalp as well as a broken leg.

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The victim’s niece Nicola Wright has now pleaded to the local community to help find the person responsible.

She said: “I was absolutely devastated and shocked to hear that my uncle was just left lying in the road, in the cold and dark. It’s horrible.

“I guess it was just pure panic, but you shouldn’t leave anyone after such a horrible incident.

“We are now appealing to anyone who saw anything that evening to get in touch with the police, so we can have justice for him.

“Thankfully, after he is now at home recovering, but still struggling to walk and get about as he usually would and now faces a long recovery on medication and rehab.

“He’s retired now, so during these weird times it’s important he keeps interacting with people. He usually gets out the house playing golf and snooker with friends, but since the accident he hasn’t even been able to get to the shops and relying on others rallying round to get him food and support him as best we can.

“He is very lucky to be alive.”

Police Constable Ben Rafferty is leading the investigation. He said: “This was a horrible incident which saw a man being seriously injured and the offenders leaving the scene.

“Thankfully passers-by were able to call the emergency services and he was able to get treatment.

“We are now appealing to anyone who saw the incident or has any information to help with our enquiries. We are especially looking for dashcam footage to help identify the vehicle and the driver.

“The incident happened around 9.12pm on Friday 2 October at the junction of Garside Street and Priorswell Road in Worksop.

“If you can help please call 101, quoting incident number 787 of 2 October 2020.”