Scotland

Police hunt hit-and-run driver who struck 77-year-old woman

Police are trying to find a hit-and-run driver who left a 77-year-old woman badly shaken and suffering from a head injury in Paisley.

The woman was struck by "a dark or black medium-sized car" at about 17:05 on Friday at Seedhill Road near to its junction with Lacey Street.

She was taken by ambulance to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.

The woman was treated for a head injury but has since been released from hospital.

Constable Kevin Craig, of Renfrew Police Office's Divisional Road Policing Unit, said: "This was a terrifying ordeal for the 77-year-old woman, which has left her badly shaken.

'Car damaged'

"Extensive enquiries are ongoing to trace the car involved in this incident and to establish who was driving the car at the time of the crash.

"The car involved must have sustained some damage, probably to the front passenger side and possibly the windscreen, so I would ask that anyone who has seen a car that matches the description to get in touch."

The car is said to have continued along Seedhill Road towards Mill Street following the collision.

"Seedhill Road would have been busy with motorists and pedestrians around the time of the incident on Friday night," added Constable Craig.

"And I would urge any witnesses to the crash, or anyone who may have information on who was driving to come forward to police as a matter of urgency."