A DRIVER crashed his car into another parked vehicle then ran away. 

The young man, in his late teens or early 20s, was driving a black Nissan Micra when he crashed into a Toyota Prius parked in Richmond Street, Brighton, at about 5am.

He then abandoned the vehicles and ran towards Tarner Road. 

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He is slim and was dressed in black at the time. 

Only minutes before, police received reports of a car of similar size and colour crashing into a house in Southover Street. 

They are investigating to see if both incidents are linked. 

A police spokesman said: "At 5.22am on Friday a black Nissan Micra collided with a Toyota Prius parked at the roadside in Richmond Street, Brighton.

"The driver - a man in his late teens or early 20s, 5ft9in, slim build, dressed in black - fled on foot in the direction of Tarner Road. 

"Given the similarity in size and colour of a vehicle which collided with a wall of a house in nearby Southover Street, Brighton, some ten minutes earlier, police have not ruled out the possibility that these incidents may be linked.

"Enquiries are continuing."