‘He was bleeding’: witnesses shocked as man hit by car in Dundee disappears

The accident happened in Seagate on Thursday
The accident happened in Seagate on Thursday

Witnesses have spoken of their shock after a man was hit by a car in Dundee.

A silver car collided with a male pedestrian on Seagate, close to St Andrews Street, at around 5pm on Thursday.

Police and ambulance were called to the scene after the pedestrian sustained a head injury, but the man had left by the time emergency services arrived.

Police Scotland made an appeal yesterday for the man to come forward as officers are concerned for his welfare.

Witnesses said the man was bleeding after the crash and appeared to be dazed from the collision.

One local worker, who declined to be named, said the pedestrian looked dazed after the accident and was bleeding.

He said: “I just saw the aftermath. I saw a guy being helped up and a girl came into our shop and asked for some tissues because he was bleeding.

“We thought he had just fallen over or something.

“It was only when I saw that a car was pulling in to the side of the road that we realised he might have been hit by the car. We didn’t hear anything because we were inside the shop.”

“After he was helped up the guy just sort of stumbled off and that was it.”

A police statement read: “At about 5pm yesterday a road traffic collision happened in Seagate, near to St Andrews Street involving a silver car and a male pedestrian.

“The driver of the car stopped and contacted the emergency services.

“However, prior to an ambulance arriving the male pedestrian, who sustained a head injury, got to his feet, spoke to the driver, declined to wait and walked off.

“Officers are appealing for the pedestrian to get in touch to confirm his welfare.

“We are also appealing to anyone who was in the area and witnessed the collision to come forward.”

Anyone who who saw the accident or knows who the pedestrian is is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.

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