Children hurt after being hit by reversing car

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TWO children were injured as they crossed a Sheffield street – when a car reversed into them and drove off without stopping.

The incident happened in Grimesthorpe and involved a red vehicle which turned onto Hinde Street from Robey Street.

The car then began to reverse a short distance and collided with a young boy and girl who were crossing the road.

Both of the children were crossing the road behind the car as it reversed along the street.

It is believed the vehicle failed to stop after crashing into the youngsters, and left the scene, travelling back onto Robey Street.

The children – a seven-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl – were taken to Sheffield Children’s Hospital for treatment.

The boy suffered a suspected broken right ankle, while the girl was left with a fractured right ankle, a chipped tooth and minor grazes.

n Anyone with information about the collision, which happened on Saturday, November 17, at about 5pm, is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 818 of November 17, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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