Hit and run breaks child's leg in Auckland

The car involved in the hit and run with a toddler. PHOTO/POLICE
The car involved in the hit and run with a toddler. PHOTO/POLICE

A child broke his leg in a hit and run incident, as his mother lifted him out of the way of a speeding car.

The woman was crossing the road with her son and nephew on their way to kindergarten in Flat Bush, Auckland, on August 18.

As she crossed Baverstock Rd she saw a white sedan travelling fast towards her.

She quickly pulled both children back. But as she lifted her son the car hit and broke his right leg.

The sedan did not stop and turned left onto Chapel Rd.

Police are asking for help to locate the driver of this car.
Police are asking for help to locate the driver of this car.

Counties Manukau Senior Sergeant Jono Chappell said the matter was a serious one and it left the mother and children very shaken.

"Failing to stop and render assistance following a vehicle crash is a criminal offence.

"The fact that this person did not stop to see if the child was okay is appalling and we would like to identify the owner of the vehicle so we can make further enquiries."

CCTV footage shows the vehicle but the registration number is not visible.

The vehicle is distinctive in that it has tinted windows, a rounded quarter light and black mag wheels.

The vehicle is similar to a Honda Civic saloon sedan 2006-2011 model.

Police are seeking help to identify the owner of the vehicle pictured.

Contact Senior Sergeant Jono Chappell on 09 261 1300 if you can assist or call 0800 555 111 to provide information anonymously.

- NZ Herald

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