Toddler hurt in hit-and-run in Hastings

Police Car / Incident Stock Pic (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150519-172740001

Police Car / Incident Stock Pic (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150519-172740001

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Police have today issued an appeal for witnesses after a three-year-old boy was hit by a car that did not stop in Hastings.

The boy was struck by a silver vehicle as his mother was preparing to put him into their car opposite the park in Elphinstone Road shortly after 2pm on Saturday (May 16).

He was knocked to the ground and had to be taken to Conquest Hospital in St Leonards suffering from a fractured ankle and cuts and bruises to his arms, legs and shoulder.

The silver vehicle, which was travelling northbound, did not stop.

Officers are keen to trace the driver of that car or anyone who saw the boy being hit.

PC Barry Freeman said: “It could be that the driver of the silver car did not know he or she had struck the boy and does not know that he was hurt.

“The road had parked cars on either side and vehicles were having to give way to each other so the driver may not have seen the boy but we need to track them down so we can find out what they know.

“If you were in Elphinstone Road or the area around it at about 2pm and saw or heard anything that could help us, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should email or call 101 quoting serial 810 of 16/05.