Man flees Launceston accident scene

POLICE were searching for a man following a hit- and-run in Launceston last night.

A man driving a red Holden Commodore wagon travelling along Brisbane Street allegedly drove through a red light and crashed into a small white car at the intersection with Wellington Street about 7.45pm.

Police said the driver then fled the scene by foot, heading towards the Brisbane Street Mall, leaving his passenger behind.

No injuries were reported.

Anybody with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or Tasmania Police on 131444.