A MAN and a woman have been arrested after a pedestrian suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a car.

Police have held a 30-year-old man from Warrington and a 31-year-old woman from Runcorn in connection with the incident on Saturday night.

Officers were called to Halton Brook Avenue in Runcorn shortly after 11.30pm on Saturday, October 6.

The occupants of a red Fiat Punto involved in a collision had fled the vehicle on foot, with the pedestrian – a 62-year-old man from Runcorn – rushed to hospital by ambulance.

He remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

Both suspects have been released by Cheshire Police under investigation pending further enquiries.

Sergeant Andrew Dennison, of the force’s serious and complex collision investigation unit, said: “A man sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision and is currently in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

“We are determined to establish exactly what happened and I urge anyone who witnessed the incident, which occurred shortly after 11.30pm on Saturday, October 6, or anything else that may help our investigation to get in touch.

“The same goes for anyone who believes they have dashcam footage that may be relevant to the investigation or information regarding where the red Fiat Punto had been prior to the collision.

“We particularly want to speak to anyone who was in a white hatchback car as well as a female pedestrian who was carrying an umbrella.

“They were both seen in the area at the time of the collision.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number IML531561, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.