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Information sought in early morning hit-and-run

Published: 3:51PM Saturday May 12, 2012 Source: ONE News

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Christchurch police are appealing for witnesses to a hit-and-run incident in Phillipstown.

The incident occurred around 4am today at the corner of Tuam Street and Nursery Road.

Two male pedestrians were walking on Nursery Road towards Ferry Road when one was hit by a vehicle coming from behind them.

The second man narrowly avoided being hit.

"One pedestrian suffered a fractured hip and was treated at Christchurch Hospital. He has since been discharged," Detective Sergeant Richard Quested said.

Police are looking for a car described as a dark-coloured vehicle, possibly a Honda Civic, with one occupant.

It was reported to have left the scene travelling south on Nursery Road towards Ferry Road, and may have turned left into St Asaph Street.

The wing mirror believed to be from the left hand side of the vehicle was found at the scene.

People can contact police on (03) 3637400 with information.