Witness appeal after man hit by a car on the hard shoulder of the M4

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We are appealing for witnesses after a man was hit by car on the hard shoulder of the M4 over the weekend.

The man, who suffered multiple broken bones but whose injuries were not life-threatening, had pulled over on the motorway early on Saturday morning (16/3/19) to check the roofbox of his car.

While he was out of his vehicle, he was hit by a passing car, which failed to stop at the scene.

Despite his injuries, which included a broken ankle, a broken leg, a broken elbow and a 12-inch cut to his arm, the man, who is in his 30s, managed to get back into his car and drive to his work in Cardiff, where his colleagues called an ambulance.

PC Andy Lee, from Tri-Force Roads Policing, said: "At this stage we are not sure where exactly the collision occurred, but we know it was on the westbound carriageway and we believe it may have been close to the Leigh Delamere services.

"The injured man was driving a silver Kia Ceed, and he was hit some time between 5.30am and 6am on Saturday morning.

"Do you remember seeing this car parked on the hard shoulder somewhere on the westbound hard shoulder? Were you the car that collided with him and perhaps you didn't realise the extent of his injuries?

"We want to hear from anyone with information, including anyone who may have dash cam footage which could assist with our enquiries."

Anyone who can help should call Wiltshire Police on 101, quoting crime reference 54190026244. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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