Police hunt for driver in fatal hit and run

A pensioner has died after a hit and run in Poole.

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Family of hit and run pensioner make emotional appeal

The family of Chris Colegate, who was killed in a hit and run in Poole, have made a public appeal for the driver to come forward in a press conference today.

Mr Colegate died after being serious injured on Friday 13th December at the junction of Heath Avenue and Darby's Lane.

A £1,000 reward has also been offered for information leading up to the arrest and charge of the suspect who 'left Mr Colegate to die in the road'.

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£1000 reward for information over hit and run

Police investigating a fatal hit and run in Poole are now offering a reward of up to £1000 for information.

Christopher Colegate, 69, from Poole, was tragically struck by a vehicle which failed to stop at the junction of Darby’s Lane and Heath Avenue on Friday night.

I urge the driver involved in this collision to please do the right thing and get in touch. This has caused Mr Colegate’s family great distress. We know the driver would have been aware of the collision and I urge him or her to get in contact with us immediately. This will not go away; we will find you. In particular, we would like to speak with the driver of a silver family sized car travelling in Darby’s Lane toward Johnston Road, a family sized car that turned right from Darby’s Lane into Heath Avenue and a family sized car that turned left from Darby’s Lane into Popes Road."

– Inspector Matt Butler, Dorset Police

Reward offered for fatal hit and run

A reward is now being offered following a hit and run that killed 69-year-old man from Poole last week.

Christopher Colegate from Poole was killed after he was struck by a vehicle which failed to stop at the scene and he suffered significant injuries.

Police are continuing to search for witnesses who were in Darby's Lane at around 7.25pm on Friday evening.

Members of the public will be eligible for the cash reward if they call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 - with information that leads to the arrest and charge of the offender.

I urge the driver involved in this collision to please do the right thing and get in touch. This has caused Mr Colegate’s family great distress. We know the driver would have been aware of the collision and I urge him or her to get in contact with us immediately. This will not go away; we will find you.”

– Inspector Matt Butler, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit

Family urge driver to come forward after hit and run

The family of a pension who died in a hit and run have urged the driver to do the right thing and come forward.

Christopher Colgate, who was 69-years-old and from Poole was hit by the vehicle which failed to stop.

He was taken to Poole Hospital by ambulance with serious injuries but died a short time later.

Mr Colegate was frail and used two walking sticks to help him walk.

His family have said, "As a family we are devastated. This has ruined our Christmas.

"Christopher always looked forward to spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed building things with them. It will never be the same again and it is already difficult for them to understand."

Police are asking anyone with information to call Dorset Police on 101, quoting number 13:478.

Christopher Colegate holding his granddaughter Credit: Dorset Police

Police search for hit and run culprit after pensioner dies

A pensioner from Poole has died after a hit and run crash.

The 69-year-old was knocked down at the junction of Darby's Lane and Heath Avenue before being taken to Poole Hospital by ambulance.

He was pronounced dead once he arrived at hospital.

Police cordoned off the junction after the crash happened at around 7:15pm on Friday.

They are now trying to find out which vehicle was involved and who the driver was.

A single rose has been placed where the accident happened Credit: ITV Meridian
The hit and run happened at this junction in Poole Credit: ITV Meridian

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