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Police seek witnesses after multiple pedestrians hit by car

* Five injured * Four taken to hospital

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A crowd of people outside NBs in Bridge Street Northampton were hit by a car that didn’t stop in the early hours of this morning (Thursday).

It happened after some kind of argument took place in the street. A second collision in Weedon Road is also being investigated when a car was hit and the driver left the scene on foot.

Northamptonshire Police have released the following statement:

Detectives investigating the circumstances of a collision between a car and a group of pedestrians in Northampton are appealing for information and witnesses.

At 4.22am this morning, Thursday, September 16, Northamptonshire Police received multiple calls reporting a number of people in Bridge Street, close to NB’s, had been struck by a car which then left the scene.

At least five people were injured, four of whom were taken to Northampton General Hospital. Three are believed to have non-life-threatening injuries and the fourth is being assessed for a head injury.

It is believed the collision happened after a verbal altercation between people in the street, and is being treated as an isolated incident.

The road was closed while collision investigators examined the scene, and reopened shortly before 8.30am.

A further report of a single-vehicle collision outside shops in Weedon Road, in Sixfields, was reported to the Force at 4.33am, with searches underway for the driver, who left the scene on foot.

Anyone with any information about either collision is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Incident number: 21000537920

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