Schoolboy badly injured in alleged hit and run

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A student of the Villa Primary School was rushed to hospital yesterday afternoon with what appeared to be a broken leg after he was involved in an alleged hit and run accident on Popeshead Street.
Witnesses said the child appeared to be about 10 years old and he was crying out in pain on the scene before Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrived, treated him and rushed him to Mount St John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC).
According to an eyewitness, around 3:25 pm the child ran across the street and he was struck while crossing in front of a silver Kia SUV.
The witness said the driver was a female and she came out of her vehicle, looked on for a little while and then continued driving in a northerly direction.
Sources told OBSERVER media the entire incident was caught on CCTV cameras located at a business place in the area. The police, they said, have already received the licence plate information and a description of the vehicle that left the scene of the accident.
Additionally, a well-placed source told our newsroom a female driver, matching the description given by witnesses, surrendered herself to police last evening. She was being questioned up to press time.
Scores of residents gathered on the scene and around the child who was reportedly bleeding from the mouth. One of his legs appeared to be badly broken as it was twisted out of shape.
Many questioned whether the driver was speeding on the usually busy street. There were no tyre marks on the road to suggest this was the case.
As a result of the accident, the traffic was stalled for a long period, in the usually busy area.

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