This is the horrific moment a pedestrian was mowed down by a heartless hit and run driver as he made his way across a Midland zebra crossing.
Shocking footage showed how a driver had sent him flying into the air as he was using a pedestrian crossing at 6.30pm on Friday, (February 9) evening.
In nearby CCTV the man can be seen walking onto crossing and as he gets about half way across – a speeding car hurtles towards him.
The driver only swerves at the last minute as the car makes impact with the pedestrian and sends him flying, the Leicester Mercury reports.
The car then continues to drive down the road, while onlookers rush to help the man who is left injured and stricken in the middle of the road.
Among the first to reach the man was Jamila Reuf, who described hearing a “bang” while out at the shops.
She found the 61-year-old’s head pouring with blood.
She said: “It was so cold, I thought he was really badly injured. His shoes were in one part of the road and he was somewhere else and the car just went.
“I found it scary. He was on the floor, cold and in pain.”
Another witness said that drivers and passers by sprung into action. The witness said: “People started to bandage him and get him warm.
“We comforted him, as he was in quite a lot of pain. How could someone just leave him, without a care?”
Nearby resident Khadija Patel said the victim showed great courage. She said: “He was so calm about it, he was being very brave.”
He was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary for treatment and is now said to be in a stable condition.
Others have reported their concerns about the crossing, and say a pregnant woman was hit there in 2015.
Leicester City Council has pledged to review the safety measures at the road once the full details of the crash are known.