Police are appealing for witnesses after a hit-and-run captured on CCTV saw a car plough into two men before racing off. The collision, which took place in Newham, left the victims seriously injured with one suffering a heart attack.
Footage shows a passenger get into a BMW while it was stationary in Upton Lane. The driver then pulls out and hits two men as they cross the road. The car is then seen speeding off into the distance.
The two victims, aged 50 and 52 years-old, were taken to an east London hospital. The Met Police says the 50-year-old man was treated for broken bones and still doesnt have full use of his right arm. The 52-year-old man was treated after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Both were released from hospital the following day, but their treatment is ongoing. Detectives are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward. The collision happened on 27 March at about 10.30pm.
Detective Constable Stephen Field said: Both victims suffered extensive injuries which they are still recovering from. We know there was a Renault Megane which was driving directly behind at the time of the collision and the driver may have vital information. We urge anyone who has information to come forward to help us trace who was responsible.
Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call DC Stephen Field on 020 8217 5085 or via 101 quoting reference 5308616/16. Alternatively, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.