‘Hit and run’ victim recovering as hunt for driver goes on

IPSWICH: Detectives have today renewed their appeal to the driver involved in a ‘hit and run’ smash to hand themselves in - as their investigations entered the ninth day.

The victim of the accident, pedestrian Simon Jacobs is today no longer considered to be in a critical condition according to the doctors caring for him at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

The 43-year-old, of Firtree Rise, in Pinewood was knocked over in Grafton Way as he crossed the road outside the Royal Mail sorting office at 8.43pm on Monday, August 30.

He sustained head injuries and was taken to Ipswich Hospital before he was transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where he was in a critical condition last week.

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said Mr Jacobs is today in a stable condition, recovering at the Cambridgeshire hospital.

The spokeswoman said the passenger in the red Toyota MR2 involved in the accident has now been questioned by police officers investigating the accident after an appeal last Thursday.

The driver of the car is believed to have immediately fled the scene. The car was later recovered nearby in Philip Road.

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The police spokeswoman said officers are continuing to “actively seek” the driver and are appealing for anyone who was in the area and may have witnessed the collision to come forward.

n Any witnesses should call Pc Roy Dade at the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 01473 613500.