A PENSIONER was taken to hospital after being hit by a car as he was getting into his vehicle.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 70s was struck by a grey-coloured car on Gladstone Street, West Park.

The collision took place at around 6.30pm on Friday last week (April 5).

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The driver of the vehicle which was in collision with the man initially stopped at the scene but did not provide any details, police say.

The pensioner sustained what is described as "a serious ankle injury" and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Officers are keen to speak to the driver, or anyone who witnessed the incident, and would ask anyone with information to get in touch.

Roads Policing Sergeant, Amy Murray said: “We know the driver of the vehicle, believed to be an elderly male, did initially stop however we are keen to trace him as he could assist us with our enquiries.

“Thankfully, the victim is now recovering and we would ask anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any dashcam or CCTV footage from the area to please get in touch."