A pedestrian is fighting for his life after being hit by a suspected drug driver from Leicester.
The man remains in hospital in a serious condition following a collision, which happened on Friday evening (September 9), in High Street Leamington Spa.
The driver of the car, a man from Leicester was arrested at the scene after he failed a roadside drugs test. He has since been released under investigation.
Emergency services were called to the scene at around 6pm, where paramedics found the man lying in the road.
On arrival, they found members of the public were covering him in blankets to keep him warm.
He was rushed to the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwick (UHCW), with a life-threatening head injury.
As of this morning (September 13), the man remains there in a serious condition. His next of kin have been informed.
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, which attended the scene, said: “We were called at 5.55pm on Friday to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car and a pedestrian on Forfield Place in Leamington Spa. One ambulance and a paramedic officer attended.
“Upon arrival, we found the pedestrian. He was assessed and had sustained serious injuries. He received treatment at the scene before being conveyed to University Hospital Coventry for further treatment. The car driver did not require assessment.”
Warwickshire Police are investigating the incident.
Anyone which information is asked to call them on 101, citing incident number 258 of September 8.