Exeter man arrested after teenager seriously injured in hit-and-run
PUBLISHED: 07:37 11 September 2019 | UPDATED: 10:06 11 September 2019
An Exeter man has been arrested after a 16-year-old sustained serious injuries in a collision on the outskirts of Cranbrook.
The 28-year-old remains in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and other offences.
The incident happened at the Clyst Honiton Bypass, near Exeter Airport, at 8.30pm on Tuesday, September 10.
A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "The victim was treated at the scene before being taken to Royal Devon and Exeter hospital.
"His injuries remain serious at this time."
A stretch of the B3184 bypass that runs underneath Exeter Airport was closed while a forensic examination of the scene was conducted.
The road was fully reopened at 1am.
The police spokesman said: "The car fled the scene following the incident and was located following searches.
"A 28-year-old man, from Exeter, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, disqualified driving, driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs and failing to stop.
"He remains in police custody at this time."
Officers from the Exeter Roads Policing Unit are appealing for witnesses to provide information regarding the incident.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log number 0853 of 10/09/19.