Springdale Road hit and run driver leaves man in hospital with leg injury
PUBLISHED: 09:48 16 September 2019
Michael Amherst - DO NOT CREDIT
A hit-and-run driver in Stoke Newington left a young man in hospital with a serious leg injury on Saturday night.
Police have yet to trace the person behind the wheel. It happened in Springdale Road, off Green Lanes, just before 9.30pm.
The road is a notorious rat run used by cars cutting through from the main road, sometimes at high speed.
Neighbour Michael Amherst told the Gazette: "Cars [in Green Lanes] regularly speed over 50 and sometimes you have to run across the road out of the path of speeding cars on the pedestrian crossing.
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"At night, cars will speed down Springdale Road using it as a rat run, including police cars."
A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: "Police were called at 9.27pm on September 14 to a car in collision with a pedestrian in Springdale Road, N16.
"The pedestrian - a man, aged in his late 20s - was taken to hospital suffering a leg injury. His condition is not life-threatening.
"The driver of the car did not stop at the scene. Enquiries are underway to establish the circumstances.
"There has been no arrest at this stage."