New appeal over Scott Allan crash

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DETECTIVES probing a crash which left a man in a coma after being hit by a car driven by Pompey player Scott Allan have renewed their plea for witnesses to come forward.

Allan was behind the wheel of his 4x4 Audi Q7 when it hit the 53-year-old pedestrian in Waverley Road, Southsea.

The scene of crash in Waverley Road, Southsea.

The scene of crash in Waverley Road, Southsea.

Police say no arrests have been made in connection with the crash.

The man hit by the car was left in a medically-induced coma in the neurological unit at Southampton General Hospital after being transferred from Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.

The 20-year-old player faces fresh questioning from detectives who are trying to piece together what happened in the accident.

It is understood that he was reversing his car out of a driveway when the man was hit and fell, hitting his head, at about 8.50pm last Friday.

He was last night described by police as being in a ‘critical but stable’ condition.

A Hampshire police spokeswoman said: ‘The incident happened at 8.50pm on Friday, November 2 and involved an Audi Q7 4x4 driven by a 20-year-old man from Glasgow and a pedestrian, a 53-year-old Southsea man.

‘The pedestrian was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham before being transferred to Southampton General Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

‘The driver of the Audi was uninjured in the collision.

‘The road was closed for two hours while collision investigators examined the scene.

‘Police are now appealing for anyone who may have seen the collision or either party shortly prior to it, to contact Fratton Roads Policing Unit.’

Mr Allan was questioned at the scene by police officers but was not arrested.

Last night no arrests had bene made in connection with the crash, which has bene described by Sergeant Wayne Voller as ‘a horrific incident’.

Scott Allan is on his second loan stint with Pompey from West Brom and was sent off on Saturday in their FA Cup first-round match defeat to Notts County.

He was unhurt in the accident.

Police say they have already spoken to witnesses but are urging more to come forward.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Sgt Wayne 
Voller on 101 quoting Operation Finch.

Alternatively call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111 where information can be left anonymously.