Family of hit-and-run victim, 81, release graphic picture of him in hospital to urge driver to 'do the right thing'

Trevor Caldicott's family have released a picture of him in hospital while urging the driver who hit him to 'do the right thing' (Picture: SWNS)

The family of a pensioner killed in a hit-and-run have released a graphic picture of the 81-year-old as they appealed to the driver to ‘do the right thing’.

Trevor ‘Gordon’ Caldicott, 81, was hit by a blue VW Passat whose driver sped away, leaving him lying fatally injured in the road on Saturday night (April 20).

Mr Caldicott was rushed to hospital with massive head injuries but died on Tuesday (April 23).

His family have now released a graphic image of him in hospital as they appeal for the driver involved in the incident, which took place on Washwood Heath Road, Ward End, Birmingham, to hand himself in.

Trevor Caldicott was hit by a blue VW Passat in Washwood Heath Road, Ward End, Birmingham, just before 9.20pm on Saturday (April 20). (Picture: SWNS)

They said: “We as a family are absolutely devastated at what has happened.

“We are now having to grieve over the tragic death of Gordon who was a truly wonderful father and grandfather and was so full of life.

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“We cannot come to terms with what has taken place and are in a state of shock. We are desperately appealing to the driver of the VW Passat to do the right thing and come forward.

“We also ask that if anyone knows any information that would assist, then to please get in touch with the police as soon as possible.”

Mr Caldicott was taken to hospital with head injuries after the incident, but passed away several days later due to his injuries (Picture: SWNS)

Sergeant Alan Wood, from West Midlands Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Gordon has sadly died and we are determined to establish exactly what happened in the lead up to the collision.

“We still need to speak to the driver of the car and I’d urge them to think about the consequences of this collision.”

In a direct message to the driver of the car, Sgt Wood added: “His family have released the graphic image of Gordon in hospital so you fully understand what they are going through.

“Do the right thing, come and speak to us and give your version of events.

"Likewise I would appeal to any other occupants within the car to come forward and tell us exactly what happened and who was driving the car."