9 year old injured in collision

28 June 2010, 11:54 | Updated: 28 June 2010, 11:57

Police are appealing for a car driver to come forward after a 9-year-old boy was injured in Bream.

The youngster was hit at around 7pm on Wednesday, June 23 on Brookhollands Road at the junction with Highview Way.

The boy was cycling from Highview Way out on to Brookhollands Road when he collided with a dark blue vehicle described as possibly a Landrover Freelander, with a registration number believed to end HAN.

The driver of the vehicle involved is described as a white woman, possibly in her late 30s, of large build and with short blond hair with darker highlights. There was also a small black dog in the vehicle at the time of the collision.

PC Debbie Davis, of Coleford Police, said:

“The boy was knocked from his mountain bike, which was left mangled and twisted, and suffered minor injuries to his shoulder, head and foot. He was treated at Lydney Hospital and later discharged.

“The driver stopped briefly at the scene and spoke to the boy before driving off without leaving any details or arranging for the victim to receive treatment or contacting his parents. She has been seen in Bream since the collision and is therefore believed to be a local lady.

“We would appeal to the driver to come forward to speak to us, or for anyone who knows who the driver is or witnessed the collision to get in contact with us.”

Anybody with any information is asked to call 0845 090 1234, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident 407 of June 23.