A driver abandoned his car and fled after hitting a pedestrian in Huddersfield town centre.

The 25-year-old man was struck by a white Vauxhall Corsa at the junction of Southgate and Lower Fitzwilliam Street at 11.17am on Sunday.

The victim was said to have suffered a head injury and a fractured leg but his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

Police said the Corsa drove off and the driver abandoned the car further along the road before fleeing. The driver had not been traced.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “The call came in at 11.17am that a male pedestrian had been knocked down crossing the road.

“The driver of a white Vauxhall Corsa didn’t stop at the scene but drove off and the vehicle was found nearby with extensive damage. The vehicle has now been recovered.

Vauxhall Corsa car involved in the incident at Lower Fitzwilliam street / Southgate junction
Vauxhall Corsa car involved in the incident at Lower Fitzwilliam street / Southgate junction
 

“The injured party, a male, was semi-conscious and was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

“The road was closed while we investigated.

“We already have some witness statements but would like to hear from anyone else in the area.”

The road re-opened just before 3pm and the damaged vehicle was towed away as part of the police investigation.

The windscreen was shattered by the impact and the front bonnet dented.

Police cars and vans closed off Southgate between the junction of Lower Fitzwilliam Street and Leeds Road, causing traffic delays.

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