Police trying to identify man in critical condition after being hit by car

Police are trying to identify a man who is in critical condition in hospital after he was hit by a car in the early hours of Friday.

The victim was with another man who left before officers arrived at the scene in George Street near Barr Place in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

It is believed he lay or fell on to the road before he was struck by a black VW Golf at around 12.45am.

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He was taken to the town's Royal Alexandra Hospital, where his condition is described as critical.

Police are trying to identify a man in critical condition.

Medics noticed the man also had injuries that may have been suffered before he was hit by the car.

Detective Inspector Ian Ross, of Paisley CID, said: "It would appear that the man had been walking along George Street with another man when he lay or fell on to the road.

"It's at this time he was struck by the VW Golf.

"Whilst undergoing treatment for the injuries suffered after being run over, medical staff noticed that he also had injuries that may have been sustained prior to being run over.

"At the moment, due to his condition, we have not been able to speak to him and so have been unable to establish what happened or indeed, who he is."

He added: "Officers are carrying out inquiries in the area and checking CCTV to try to find out where he and the man he was with were in the lead-up to him being injured.

"We need to find out who the man is so we can let any family know where he is and that he is very unwell.

"If you were in George Street and saw the two men or have any dash cam footage from there, or know where the man had been earlier that night, then please get in touch."

The injured man is white and was wearing a navy and white striped T-shirt, a black hooded top, navy jogging bottoms and white socks.

The man he was with was wearing grey clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Paisley CID via 101 quoting reference number 0128 of May 1 2020 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.

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