54-year-old man in critical condition following North Road incident

South Wales Police is continuing to investigate a serious road collision in the North Road area of Cathays, Cardiff, yesterday (Tuesday, March 28).

A 54-year-old man was taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, where he remains in a critical condition.

A white van has been seized for examination from the scene by specialist recovery, and a 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Detective Chief Inspector Matt Powell from South Wales Police said: “At 12.49m yesterday, South Wales Police received a report of a driver failing to stop at a road traffic collision on North Road, Cardiff.

“We can now confirm that the van was a delivery vehicle stolen from nearby Laytonia Avenue while the victim was delivering parcels in the street.
“During the theft, it is believed the van collided with the owner who has then been carried by the vehicle for a considerable distance until it came to a halt on North Road.
“This is a shocking incident, and our thoughts are with the victim’s family who continue to be supported by specialist officers.”

North Road reopened at around 9.30pm last night. Motorists and the local community are thanked for their patience and understanding while essential examinations were conducted. House to house and CCTV enquiries are continuing.

“I would like to thank everyone who stopped to try to help the victim, and those who have contacted us so far with crucial information. While one man has been arrested, we are still very much appealing for information and witnesses,” added DCI Powell.
“In particular, we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed or has footage of a white Renault Trafic van being driven in the area of Laytonia Avenue and North Road between 12.45pm and 12.50pm.
Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to please contact police by one of the following means quoting occurrence 2300099389.
🗪 Live Chat (9am-4pm, Mon-Fri) https://www.south-wales.police.uk/
💻 Contact us via https://bit.ly/SWPProvideInfo
📧 Email swp101@south-wales.police.uk
📞 101
Always call 999 in an emergency.

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