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Burton-upon-Trent incident confirmed as hit and run

Police investigations are ongoing Credit: PA

Staffordshire Police have confirmed that a man found lying in the road in Burton-upon-Trent in the early hours of this morning was the victim of a hit and run incident.

He was found by a passing motorist opposite the Shell Garage in Belvedere Road in Burton on Trent at about 4.20am this morning. The man was anaesthetised in an ambulance before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

Police investigations are ongoing at the scene.

Man found lying on road with serious head injuries

A man was found semi-conscious with serious head injuries on a road in Burton on Trent early this morning.

He had sustained multiple injuries. Credit: ITV News Central

The man, estimated to be in his 20s, was found by a passing motorist opposite the Shell Garage in Belvederre Road at about 4.20am today. The driver pulled him out of the road for safety.

Two ambulances, one from East Midlands Ambulance Service and one from West Midlands Ambulance Service, were sent to the scene along with a rapid response vehicle.

The man, who was estimated to be in his 20s, had suffered multiple injuries, the most serious of which was to his head.

After a doctor's assessment the man was anaesthetised inside an ambulance and then taken by the crew to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

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