Hunt continues for hit and run driver who left OAP cancer sufferer with serious injuries

The identity of a hit and run driver who left an OAP cancer sufferer lying in the road outside his Luton home is still unknown, Beds Police has admitted.

Former soldier and cancer sufferer Dave Whitworth, 68, was struck by a vehicle as he crossed the road outside his home in Montrose Avenue at 10pm on November 26.

The motorist failed to stop, leaving Mr Whitworth lying in the road unconscious with a broken hip, fractured cheekbone and deep cuts to his hands and knees.

After undergoing hip replacement surgery and spending several weeks in hospital Mr Whitworth was discharged home last month, but remains confined to a hospital bed.

The incident came not long after Mr Whitworth was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

He was already suffering from dementia with Lewy bodies.

In an open letter to the motorist, published in the Luton News on Christmas Eve, Mr Whitworth’s family said the incident destroyed what would have “probably have been his last Christmas”.

It added: “We knew that this was his last Christmas, but we had visions of him dancing and singing with us, like he used to, but this year, he can’t stand up.

“He can’t speak.

“Whoever ran our Dad over killed him...just very slowly.

“You will have to live with with what you have done for the rest of your life.”

Six weeks after the incident police are no closer to identifying the driver.

A spokesperson said: “We would urge the driver, or anyone who has any information about this incident, to call police.

“Part of the wing mirror of the car was recovered at the scene.

“We would appeal to anyone who knows of a vehicle which has had unexplained damage to contact police.”

Anyone with any information can call Beds Police on 101.