Police seeking driver who drove off after road accident

We are trying to trace the driver of a car who drove off after being involved in a road collision in Preston.

At around 8pm on Sunday (8 November) a 12-year-old boy from Preston has been crossing Barry Avenue in Ingol when a he has been hit by a blue car.

The driver, described as a mixed race man, initially stopped at the scene but has then driven off without leaving any details.

The boy was taken to Manchester Children’s Hospital where he was treated for a head injury. His condition is not thought to be serious.

Road Policing Sgt 2856 Dave Hurst said: “Thankfully the boy wasn’t too badly injured, however, we are keen to trace the driver of the car so we can get an idea of exactly how this collision has come to occur.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or indeed the driver himself to come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting incident reference 1231 of November 8th.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

 

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