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Tarnow. He was walking down the street, pushing a transport cart. He was hit, his spine is broken. The driver drove off. The police are looking for him

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A 70-year-old man was walking along a street in Tarnów (Lesser Poland Voivodeship) when he was hit by a car. The driver drove away without rendering aid to the victim. The man was hospitalized with a broken spine.

The man was hit on Kołłątaja Street in Tarnów on Sunday morning. As described by Paweł Klimek, the press officer of the Tarnów police, the 70-year-old man was walking down the street, pushing a transport cart. At one point, he was hit. The man was sober.


After reporting the emergency number 112, police officers and a medical rescue team rushed to the scene. The 70-year-old was taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured spine. His life – as Klimek reports – is not in danger.

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The 70-year-old was hospitalizedKPP Tarnow

They are looking for the driver of a “small passenger car”

Police are looking for the driver who left the scene. Among other things, records from city surveillance cameras and intersections, as well as from private entrepreneurs, were secured.

Read also: Family hit on pedestrian crossing, driver fled. A 44-year-old was arrested

“Witnesses of the event identify the second participant as the driver of a small passenger car, most likely a Skoda Fabia or Scala model. The collected evidence will be used to determine the guilt of traffic participants and will shed light on the fact that the hit man was not helped” – we read in the police release. Failure to provide assistance is punishable by up to three years in prison. A spokesman for the Tarnów police adds that the type of car has not yet been determined.

The man was hit in the crosswalk areaKPP Tarnow

The Police appeal to people who have information in this case to contact the person conducting the proceedings (tel. 47 831 13 80 daily from 7.00 to 15.00) or the duty officer of the Police Headquarters in Tarnów (tel. 47 831 29 00 around the clock) or via by e-mail: Rzecznik@tarnow.policja.gov.pl

Main photo source: KPP Tarnow

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