Boy, 12, hurt in hit and run

Boy, 12, hurt in hit and run

by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A 12-year-old boy needed hospital treatment after he was involved in a hit and run in Southport.

The youngster, who was riding a scooter, was involved in a collision with a van on Manchester Road at around 2.20pm on Saturday, April 10 and the driver did not stop.

The boy sustained leg injuries and was taken to hospital as a precaution and kept overnight.

A police spokesperson said: “We are appealing for information following a fail to stop RTC in Southport. At around 2.20pm, emergency services were called to Manchester Road to reports of a collision between a purple Ocado van and a 12-year-old boy riding a scooter.

“The driver of the van failed to stop and enquiries are ongoing to identify the vehicle and driver. Witness accounts suggest that the driver was white, male, 40-50 years old with short dark/grey hair.

“If you saw the incident or were passing and captured any dashcam or CCTV, please let us know via email, @MerPolCC on Twitter or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with reference 21000227693.”

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