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WATCH: Shocking Footage Released by Police of Brutal Hit and Run

WARNING: The video above is quite distressing. Please use viewer discretion.

Police have released graphic CCTV footage to try and trace the driver of a car that knocked a man into the air and onto the ground before driving off. The accident occurred in Sussex.

Authorities are hoping that with the video going around, they will be able to to get people who were near the scene of the crime to come forward to help with the investigation.

The 53-year-old victim was left with serious injuries after being hit by the Fiat 500 in Kemptown, Brighton on January 14. He suffered head injuries but is reportedly recovering.

Sergeant Dan Pitcher said: ‘We are very keen to trace the drivers of the taxi, the silver van, the dark Ford Focus and the black parked car. We think you could give us vital information we need to identify the driver.

Anyone with information should contact appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call101 quoting Operation Northdown.

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