A MAN is fighting for his life after he was deliberately hit by a speeding car in Bolton.

The pedestrian had had 'an altercation' with the driver of the car shortly before the collision, said witnesses.

Then the car was seen to drive at speed and collide with him, before it drove off from the scene. The 37-year-old victim was left critically injured on the road.

He was taken to hospital with serious injuries which are believed to be life-threatening, said police,

They confirmed they were called to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a car at the junction of Moss Bank Way and Knott Lane shortly before 12.30am this morning, Friday 2 August.

A silver Seat Leon car has since been recovered for forensic examination.

Detective Sergeant Tammy Woodhouse, of GMP’s Bolton district, said: “The victim remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries and my thoughts are with him and his family at this time.

“We are working to trace the driver and would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision, or who saw a silver coloured Seat Leon in the area at the time, to get in touch immediately.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 5757 quoting incident number 55 of 02/08/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.