Search for Commodore following hit and run

Appealing for driver to come forward.

Appealing for driver to come forward.

Scene of the hit and run. Picture by Paul Rickard

Police have identified the type of vehicle they want to find following a hit and run incident yesterday morning that put two men in hospital.

They have asked the driver responsible to come forward.

The men, aged 64 and 67, were struck by a car as they walked along Centennial Marine Drive, west of The Pipe surf break carpark by Watson Park at about 6.20am.

“We want to locate a silver-coloured Holden Commodore of the mid-2000s range in terms of age,” said Detective Senior Sergeant Kevin Ford.

“This vehicle will have sustained some frontal damage and damage to the windscreen.”

The 64-year-old victim was transferred to Waikato Hospital yesterday for more specialist care.

An update on his condition was not available when The Herald went to print today.

The other man remains in what has been described as a stable condition in the intensive care ward at Gisborne Hospital.

“We have been able to speak to one of the men briefly,” Det Sr Sgt Ford said.

“At this stage we would ask the driver of the Holden Commodore to come forward and take ownership for what’s happened.”

Police were also keen to speak to the driver of a van being driven along the beachfront road just before the crash.

“We believe that van was behind the offending vehicle for some of the time.

“We want to speak to anyone who was in the Centennial Marine Drive area between Churchill Park and Pacific Street — in a vehicle, on a bike, or on foot.

“We are getting information from the public about this incident but we need more information.”

Det Sr Sgt Ford said they would also like to hear from anyone with dash cameras who may have been around the district yesterday.

“We are particularly interested to hear from anyone who has seen a silver-coloured Commodore with recent frontal damage and windscreen damage.”

Contact Detective Mark Moorhouse at Gisborne police on 06 831 0700 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police have identified the type of vehicle they want to find following a hit and run incident yesterday morning that put two men in hospital.

They have asked the driver responsible to come forward.

The men, aged 64 and 67, were struck by a car as they walked along Centennial Marine Drive, west of The Pipe surf break carpark by Watson Park at about 6.20am.

“We want to locate a silver-coloured Holden Commodore of the mid-2000s range in terms of age,” said Detective Senior Sergeant Kevin Ford.

“This vehicle will have sustained some frontal damage and damage to the windscreen.”

The 64-year-old victim was transferred to Waikato Hospital yesterday for more specialist care.

An update on his condition was not available when The Herald went to print today.

The other man remains in what has been described as a stable condition in the intensive care ward at Gisborne Hospital.

“We have been able to speak to one of the men briefly,” Det Sr Sgt Ford said.

“At this stage we would ask the driver of the Holden Commodore to come forward and take ownership for what’s happened.”

Police were also keen to speak to the driver of a van being driven along the beachfront road just before the crash.

“We believe that van was behind the offending vehicle for some of the time.

“We want to speak to anyone who was in the Centennial Marine Drive area between Churchill Park and Pacific Street — in a vehicle, on a bike, or on foot.

“We are getting information from the public about this incident but we need more information.”

Det Sr Sgt Ford said they would also like to hear from anyone with dash cameras who may have been around the district yesterday.

“We are particularly interested to hear from anyone who has seen a silver-coloured Commodore with recent frontal damage and windscreen damage.”

Contact Detective Mark Moorhouse at Gisborne police on 06 831 0700 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Lynley - 13 days ago
There's a sliver car smashed up on the road outside Dunblane Retirement Village, but smashed up at the back not front.

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