Woman hospitalised after hit-and-run collision involving BMW and SAAB in Derry

A woman was hospitalised after a hit-and-run in Derry on Sunday.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 8:57 am

Police are appealing for information following the road traffic collision in the Buncrana Road area of Derry on Sunday, April 18.

Inspector McManus said, “At around 4:55pm, it was reported that a silver BMW and a silver SAAB were involved in a road traffic collision.

“It was reported the driver of the SAAB failed to remain at the scene and made off at speed towards the Elagh Road following the incident."

It was reported the driver of the SAAB failed to remain at the scene and made off at speed towards the Elagh Road following the incident.

One of the drivers was taken to hospital after the accident.

"A woman aged in her 40s, who was the driver of the BMW, was taken to hospital for her injures which were not believed to be life threatening.

“The SAAB was later reportedly found set alight in the nearby area.

“Enquiries are continuing and I would appeal anyone who has information or dash cam footage in relation to the incident to please contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1327 18/04/21," said Inspector McManus.