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Pedestrian hit by car after Bestival on Isle of Wight
A PEDESTRIAN was hit by a car on the Isle of Wight as he walked from the Bestival music festival site.
The vehicle failed to stop after the incident, which happened shortly after 1am on Sunday on Long Lane on the outskirts of Newport, in which the 25-year-old Hampshire man suffered bruising but no life-threatening injuries.
Police are appealing for anyone who saw a man walking along the road from the Robin Hill country park site, or thinks they may have been involved in the collision.
Officers are also urging festival-goers not to walk from the site, instead using the regular public transport links.
In 2010, 19-year-old Henry Minns died when he was knocked down by a car near to the Bestival site, while a 20-year-old woman was also left with head and leg injuries in the same incident.
James Slater, from Worthing, who fled the scene but crashed into a hedge about two miles away, was later jailed for four years after pleading guilty to causing death by careless driving whilst over the drink drive limit.
Anyone with information about Sunday's incident should call the Roads Policing Unit at Shanklin police station on 101.