Police are appealing for information and witnesses after a 90-year-old man was left fighting for his life following a fail to stop collision in Islington.

Officers were called to Worcester Point, Central Street, EC1V at 20:51hrs on Monday, 6 August following reports of a collision between a moped and a male pedestrian.

Police and London Ambulance Service attended and found a 90-year-old man with serious leg and head injuries.

He has been taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service where he remains in a critical condition.
His family have been informed.

The driver of the black moped involved in the collision came off the moped following the incident and their red open-faced crash helmet was left at the scene. The moped driver did however get back on to the damaged moped and make off from the scene.

Efforts to trace the driver who made off from the scene continue.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are dealing.

Detective Sergeant Matt Smith from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “I have no doubt that someone in the area would have seen a moped driver fleeing the scene without a helmet and missing a shoe. It would have come across as very peculiar and it’s not something you would forget in a hurry.

“We need anyone with any information to contact us as soon as possible. No one of any age, especially 90 deserves to be a victim of a hit and run collision.

“I’m sure acquaintances, family, friends or neighbours of the rider involved, given the release of this new appeal, have knowledge or suspicion about the rider’s involvement and I would appeal to their conscience to contact police given the age of the victim.”

Any witnesses and those with information are urged to call the information line at Alperton Traffic Garage on 0208 991 9555 or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.

You can also tweet police via @MetCC

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