Witness Appeal After RTC Near Hay-on-Wye
PC Jon Lynes, from the Force Operations Support Team (FOST) in Hereford, is appealing for information following a road traffic collision (RTC) near Hay-on-Wye.
The RTC occurred on the B4352 at Hardwick on Tuesday 5 June.
At around 2.50am, a Volkswagen Golf was involved in a collision with a telegraph pole that was lying across the road. Thankfully, none of the occupants of the VW were injured although the vehicle itself did suffer some minor damage.
Speaking about this RTC, PC Lynes said:
"We know for certain that the Volkswagen collided with the pole once it was already on the ground, so it is the vehicle that was responsible for knocking down the pole that we are particularly keen to trace.
"Witnesses have stated that a light coloured Audi was actually the car that originally collided with the telegraph pole, causing it to fall into the road. This vehicle did not stop at the scene and immediately drove away with little thought for the danger that had been left behind with the telegraph pole across the road.
"By using a wing mirror that we found at the scene, we have now been able to establish that the car we are looking to trace is a white Audi A6 allroad Quattro, a model dating from between 2007 and 2011.
"We believe this car would have suffered extensive damage as a result of this collision and we are keen to speak to anyone who may know whose vehicle this is, or where it can be found.
"This RTC occurred while the Hay Festival was in progress and therefore we believe the B4352 may have been fairly busy on the night in question. Therefore we hope someone may come forward who saw the damaged vehicle being driven away from the scene.
"Anyone who believes they may have information about this RTC is asked to call West Mercia Police on 0300 333 3000 quoting incident number 80S 050612, or Crimestoppers on 0300 333 3000."
Issued: Monday 11 June, 2012