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A HIT-AND-RUN driver smashed into parked vehicles before hitting a car in a head on crash.

Officers are appealing for witnesses after the crash, in Old Heath Road, Colchester, on Saturday.

A blue Vauxhall Astra was reported to have collided with three parked vehicles at around 11.45pm, before hitting another car.

The driver and passengers of the Astra – reportedly three young men wearing hooded tops – all left the scene.

One man received minor injuries in the crash and was treated in hospital.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "Officers would like to trace the three young men to speak to them about the incident and encourage anyone with information get in touch.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Matt Chilvers from our Roads Policing Unit on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."