Schoolboy, 11, rushed to hospital after being hit by Mini while crossing road in ‘hit-and-run’ horror

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A SCHOOLBOY has been rushed to hospital after being hit by a Mini as he crossed the road this morning.

Cops are now looking for the car’s driver, who fled the scene.

Around 8.20 a.m., the boy, 11, was hit as he crossed Gloucester road on his way to school.

After a vehicle in one lane stopped to let him pass, the youngster began walking to the other side of the road.

However, the driver of a “new shape red Mini Cooper” traveling in the second lane did not come to a complete stop.

The car slammed into the boy, launching him onto the road.


The driver did not stop to check on the child and instead continued driving.

Onlookers were terrified as they rushed to the boy’s aid before he was rushed to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

According to police, he suffered head and leg injuries.

Police were called to Waterwells Drive in Quedgeley at 8.20 a.m. after a child was struck while crossing the street from Wheatstone House.

Following the crash, the Mini was said to flee towards Telford Way.

Officers are now requesting that the driver of the Mini contact them and provide an account of what happened.

In addition, they are requesting that anyone who witnessed the incident but has not yet spoken to officers or who has dashcam footage come forward.

Police can be contacted online by completing an online form and referencing incident 74 of January 24.