Clacton man arrested after moped rider suffers serious facial injuries in crash

Stock image. Picture: ARCHANT

Stock image. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

A hit-and-run incident in Clacton has left a moped rider with potentially life-changing facial injuries.

Police are appealing for information about the serious collision, which involved a Piaggio moped and a red Volkswagen Golf in Burrs Road at the junction with The Drive around 7.15pm on Friday.

The rider of the moped, a man in his 40s, has been taken to hospital with potentially life-changing facial injuries.

The Golf failed to stop at the scene but was later recovered in the grounds of the hospital in Harwich.

Police said they had arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking, failing to stop at the scene of a collision, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving without insurance.

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He has been released while inquiries continue but they have appealed for anyone with information to call the police on the non-emergency number 101.

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