Pedestrian seriously hurt in hit-and-run in Bognor

The scene of the accident PICTURE BY EDDIE MITCHELL
The scene of the accident PICTURE BY EDDIE MITCHELL

TWO men have been arrested after a 17-year-old was badly injured in a hit-and-run in Bognor Regis.

The teenager, from Shoreham, was taken to Southampton Hospital with serious leg injuries after he was hit by a maroon BMW 3 series saloon at the junction of the High Street and Gloucester Road around 8.25pm on Thursday, July 19.

The driver of the BMW left the scene but two men have subsequently been arrested for causing serious injury by dangerous driving, and are currently in police custody.

Sgt Stewart Goodwin, of the roads policing unit, said: “We are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the crash or the BMW car just before the collision to call 101 quoting Op Begin. We are also keen to trace the rider of a yellow sports motorcycle seen in the area at the time of the crash.”

The road was closed for two hours while police investigated the crash.