Boy, 9, seriously injured after hit-and-run crash while cycling

A nine-year-old boy was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a car while riding his bike.

Sunday, 19th September 2021, 3:01 pm
Updated Sunday, 19th September 2021, 3:02 pm

The driver, who was travelling in a black or dark-coloured Seat Leon, fled the scene after the collision just before 6pm on Saturday in Wesley Avenue, Aston.

The boy remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the incident to come forward and have released a CCTV image of the car in the hope of tracing the driver.

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It comes as a family of five were injured after being involved in a hit-and-run crash with a speeding driver in Sheffield on Friday evening.

A five-year-old boy also required hospital treatment following that incident and was ‘in and out of consciousness’ on Saturday, according to his mum.

Anyone with information about the Aston hit-and-run should call 101 and quote incident 783 of 18 September 2021.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.