HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY have announced they have launched an “urgent” appeal for witnesses and information to help their ongoing investigations following a serious road traffic collision on the A32 near Fareham; which sadly left a female pedestrian in her eighties with serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle on Thursday evening (September 28).
This collision occurred at approximately 9:30pm on Gosport Road; the victim crossing the area close to the roundabout with Old Gosport Road when she was hit. Officers have confirmed that a fifty-three year old man from Locks Heath was arrested on suspicion of aiding or abetting the causing of serious injury by dangerous driving as well as being the driver of a vehicle ‘failing to stop’ after a crash. They further announced this male remained in custody late on Friday morning.
Police believe there was multiple people in the vicinity of this collision and surrounding areas around the time who may have witnessed the incident; as well as before and afterwards. This includes those who were walking and driving in the immediate area; with any useful information and dash cam footage from vehicles all welcomed by investigating officers.
Investigators are asking for anybody with information or footage to contact police by calling the non-emergency number 101 and quote the case’s reference number of 44230396948. They can further submit details using the online reporting tool available on the Hampshire Police website, with all official support and further guidance available on the links here.
Alternatively, readers can contact the “independent charity” Crimestoppers 100% anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 for absolutely free; or via their anonymous online forms which can be found through their website: https://orlo.uk/250kR
PICTURED BY HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY: Graphic displaying the new ‘witness appeal’ launched by police force.