Glasgow & West Scotland

Woman, 80, injured by hit-and-run driver in Glasgow

police lights on car
Image caption Police have launched an investigation into the hit-and-run

An 80-year-old woman has been injured after being struck by a hit-and-run driver who was being pursued by police.

The pensioner was crossing the road at Glasgow's Gallowgate when she was hit by a stolen grey Mazda.

The car was being followed by a police vehicle with flashing blue lights "at some distance" when the pensioner was hit.

She was later taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary by ambulance and treated for a broken leg and broken knee.

Strathclyde Police said the Mazda was reported stolen from the Kirkintilloch area of Glasgow at about 0730 BST.

It was spotted in Bishopbriggs less than an hour later, then sighted again at a Lidl supermarket car park in Dennistoun.

However, police said attempts by them to stop the car were unsuccessful.

Following the hit-and-run at the Gallowgate's junction with Abercromby Street at about 0830 BST, the Mazda was seen heading towards the Royston area of the city.

It was later recovered in the Barmulloch area of Glasgow.

Police said they were hunting two white males in connection with the incident. They have appealed for anyone who may have seen the Mazda driving erratically during the course of the day to come forward.

A full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the hit-and-run is under way and a report sent to the procurator fiscal.

Central Scotland Police has also been appointed to oversee the investigation.

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