Police have arrested a man as part of their investigation in to an incident outside TBC nightclub in Batley.
The incident happened around 4.41am on New Year’s Day outside the club on Bradford Road, close to the junction with Hick Lane.
There was an altercation inside the club with a group of males which then proceeded outside the premises.
A 21-year-old male – understood to be a serving member of HM Forces - was knocked down by a blue Mercedes and seriously injured. West Yorkshire Police said the incident is being treated as a serious assault.
The victim is in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
A 27-year-old man from Dewsbury has been arrested on suspicion of section 18 wounding with intent.
Chief Inspector Ben Ryder, said: “We would like to reassure service personnel that police have no evidence that the victim has been targeted due to his service in the army, or that it is motivated by racism.
“We remain open-minded and would urge anyone who witnessed the incident or has any further information to come forward to assist with our investigation.”