This is the shocking moment a hit-and-run driver smashed into a man on a zebra crossing before shamelessly reversing away leaving the victim’s body on the road.
The incident was captured on CCTV and begins as the 22-year-old man, who was using a pedal scooter, stopped to cross the road.
After he hopped off his scooter the head-phone clad man started to cross the road in the seaside town of Clacton, Essex.
But almost instantly he was struck by a light green Ford Focus – throwing him onto its bonnet before he fell back down and crashed on to the road.
The man on the scooter attempted to cross the road in Clacton, Essex, but was struck by a Ford Focus
The driver struck the helpless victim who ended on top of the car’s bonnet before being thrown to the ground
Incredibly the driver then reversed his vehicle and disappears from view as kind members of the public rushed to help the man.
The pedestrian, who has not been named, was rushed to Colchester General Hospital but incredibly he escaped with only minor injuries.
Essex Police have now released footage of the hit and run incident in the hope they can trace the driver.
Road policing officers sad they are particularly keen to speak to those who rushed to the aid of the man.
He ended up being flung into the air and landed a few feet away – but remarkably escaped with only minor injuries
Incredibly the driver then reversed his vehicle and disappears from view as kind members of the public rushed to help the man
The collision happened at 1.15pm on Saturday outside the Old Road Medical centre.
An Essex Police spokesman said: ‘Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision where a driver failed to stop in Old Road, Clacton, at around 1.15pm on Saturday, September 2.
‘A light green Ford Focus has hit a 22-year-old man while he was using a zebra crossing outside the Old Road Medical centre.
‘The car has failed to stop and reversed away, driving off down St Andrews Road.
‘Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Jon Haslip at Stanway RPU on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.’