Hunt on for hit-and-run driver who caused car to overturn

November 13, 2017

Police are appealing for information on a hit-and-run incident in Newry in which a car was struck from behind, causing it to flip over onto its side. 

They are attempting to trace the offending driver who left the scene without checking the condition of the occupants who, police say, were fortunately not seriously injured.

The incident occurred around 12.30am on Saturday close to the Quays Shopping Centre, next to Newry Canal.

A police spokesperson said the offending driver “clipped the vehicle” from behind, causing it to strike the raised curb and overturn.

“The offending vehicle drove off without even stopping to check if the occupants were OK.  At the moment we are trying to identify the offending vehicle and are pursuing some lines of enquiry but we are also looking for anyone who may have any information in relation to this to contact us,” the spokesperson said.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has information in relation to it, is asked to contact police on 101 and quote reference 38 of 11/11/17.