Man, 18, critical after being hit by car twice

Picture: John Devlin

Picture: John Devlin

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POLICE are hunting a driver who twice deliberately hit a man with his car, leaving him in a critical condition.

The 18-year-old victim was walking in Inveresk Street in Carntyne, Glasgow, at around 8pm yesterday with two friends.

In the first incident, a small black car drove towards the man and struck him slightly. The vehicle stopped and a male passenger got out and started arguing with the 18-year-old.

The passenger got back into the car and it drove off, only to return a short time later and again deliberately strike the 18-year-old, police said.

The car then again drove off and was last seen heading towards Cardowan Road.

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The man was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary to receive treatment for a serious head injury. Hospital staff describe his condition as critical.

Police are treating the attack as attempted murder.

Detective Sergeant William Downie said: “This was a deliberate, targeted attack on the 18-year-old man who has sustained a very serious head injury.

“Our inquiries now focus not only in tracing those responsible for this despicable attack but also in establishing the motive behind it.

“A number of witnesses have already spoken to police regarding this incident, however I am still keen to speak to anyone else who either witnessed the incident or has any other information which may assist our inquiries.”

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