A MAN was left lying in the street suffering from his injuries following a hit and run in Burton on Sunday evening.
The man, in his twenties, was found by police lying in the middle of Curtis Way, off Waverley Lane, after they were called to reports of a traffic collision in the area at around 6.15pm.
An investigation has now been launched into the incident, which officers believe involved a silver Vauxhall Astra with two men inside.
It comes less than two months after the death of cyclist Garry Hobson, who died in Uxbridge Street after being knocked off his bike by a motorist who then sped away.
The man, who is from the Burton area, was treated at the scene by paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service, and was then taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for treatment for minor injuries.
Police are now appealing for help to trace the car, and have asked anyone with any information to contact them on 101.
It comes following a fight which took place on Waterloo Street in Burton, which police believe may be related to this incident.
Chief Inspector Steve Maskrey said in a statement: “These issues are centred about a dispute between two family groups and their associates. Their actions are causing concern to the wider community and we are dealing with it in a firm and positive manner.
“Local police have a visible presence in the community to keep local residents safe and deal firmly with any criminal activity.”
He added that this type of incident was ‘very rare’, despite the fact it happened so soon after Mr Hobson’s death.
Passers-by made desperate attempts to save the 68-year-old after he was mowed down by the Audi, but he later died in hospital.
Rizwan Rafaqat, 31, has been jailed for almost seven years, after admitting causing death by careless driving whilst above the legal alcohol limit.