Teen fighting for life after hit and run

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A TEENAGER is fighting for his life after a hit and run in Braddon yesterday morning. 

Police were called to Henty Street around 5.30am after it was reported that a white ute had struck two pedestrians walking on the roadway, and then driven away.

The pedestrians, both 19-year-old men, were taken to The Canberra Hospital. One of the men was reported as receiving minor injuries but the second was in a serious condition with head injuries.

Police cordoned off the crime scene, a section of the roadway behind the Canberra Rex Hotel, with the investigation conducted by the Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team. CCTV vision which may be relevant to incident has been obtained and will be studied by police.

The vehicle which hit the men is described as a white Mitsubishi Triton trayback with silver tray sides and white tradesman’s tubs in the rear. The vehicle is likely to have damage to the front left hand side.

Acting Sergeant Graeme Cooper, from the CIRT team, says that initial investigations indicated the white traytop had driven past the location once, then returned a short time later and struck the two men.

The two victims were thought to have been walking north on Henty St in the company of two other men when the incident occurred.

Any witnesses to the incident who have not yet spoken to police and are able to assist with the investigation are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via act.crimestoppers.com.au.

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