East Grinstead hit and run leaves four teenagers injured

A hit and run driver left four teenagers lying injured outside a school after his car mounted the pavement, police said.

A grey BMW car left Imberhorne Lane, East Grinstead, in West Sussex at about 10:30 GMT, a spokesman police said.

The car struck a lamppost before hitting a group of three teenage girls and a boy and was then driven away.

The students suffered cuts and bruises and three were taken to the East Surrey Hospital in Redhill.

The car was later found abandoned nearby.

'Minor injuries'

Sussex Police said two men were seen to walk from the car.

Sgt Mark Baker said: "The teenagers were just outside the school entrance when the car mounted the pavement and struck them.

"They fortunately have suffered only minor injuries but are shaken by the incident. The car was found abandoned in Fellwater Court nearby where two men were seen to walk from it."

The suspects were described as white, with one wearing a black hooded top and the other a dark top.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police.

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