Hit-and-run car accident leaves soldier with severe injuries
A soldier has suffered severe personal injuries in a car accident that saw the motorist flee from the scene of the incident.
The 21-year-old, who serves as a Lance Corporal with the Merican Regiment, was left with whiplash and injuries to his head and back following the collision on Eccles Pike in the Peak District.
He had been driving home to his family farm when he pulled over to let a speeding car go past. As the car overtook it smashed into the front of the soldier's vehicle, but, instead of stopping, the driver reversed out of the wreckage and sped away from the accident.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to enable them to carry out an investigation and trace the hit-and-run driver.
The car accident has left the serving soldier with serious personal injuries and he has been signed off from duty while he recovers under the care of medical staff in Catterick, where he is based.
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