A WOMAN suffered life changing injuries after becoming the victim of a hit and run.

The 47-year-old from was crossing Southern Way, in Harlow, with her family at 7:30pm yesterday (March 14) when she was run down by a silver Ford Focus, which drove away after the incident.

The woman, who is from Harlow, is now in a stable condition but suffered head injuries.

The car was damaged during the incident and a wing mirror was smashed.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.