Hit-and-run driver hunted after collision

A HIT-and-run driver who struck another vehicle in the street before speeding off is being hunted by police.

The collision happened at around 2.30am on Sunday in the High Street in Dalkeith, when a car, thought to be red, driving eastwards struck a grey Skoda Fabia at high speed.

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The accident caused considerable damage to the back of the Fabia, and CCTV of the incident showed that the suspect car may also have sustained considerable damage.

Shortly after the collision, the vehicle swerved partially on to the opposing carriageway, turning right into Edinburgh Road, and travelling in the direction of Sheriffhall roundabout.

Officers are keen to speak to the driver of a black minivan-type vehicle, possibly a taxi, which was travelling westwards and was forced to brake when the suspect vehicle swerved on to the wrong carriageway.