POLICE are appealing for information after a driver knocked down a child and got out to check on him – before leaving the scene without providing any contact details for officers.
Derbyshire Police made the plea in an effort to get to the bottom of the incident which saw a 12-year-old boy left with bruising and grazing to his body.
The youngster was about to use the zebra crossing outside of the Freehold Tavern pub in Main Street, Newhall, when he stepped out without looking and was knocked over by an oncoming vehicle.
The driver stopped and checked with a passerby if the youngster was hurt but then got back in her car and drove off.
Police are now urging the person responsible to come forward and speak to them.
A spokesman for the force told the Mail: “The road traffic collision took place on Monday, March 11.
“The circumstances are a 12-year-old boy was on or near to the zebra crossing outside of the Freehold Tavern public house in Main Street, Newhall.
He stepped out without looking and was knocked over. Luckily he only suffered minor injuries that were bruising and grazes to his body.
“The driver stopped and checked with a third party if the boy was ok, but then drove off without providing any details which is why we need to speak with her.
“The description given is that the driver is a white female, mid 30’s with dark hair.
“The car is described as red, possibly a Nissan Juke.
“The call was received into us at 4.40pm but the caller stated that the youngster was on his way home from school.
“If you are them person involved or know of this person, please get in contact with us as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information is urged to call PC 14233 Chamberlain on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.