Boy, 15, Critical After HGV Hit And Run

2 December 2018, 12:37 | Updated: 2 December 2018, 12:41

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A 15 year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by an HGV in Strathaven on Saturday evening.

It happened at 21:25 on Townhead Street, and police say the driver may not be aware of the collision.

The teenager was rushed to Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride where he is being treated for his injuries.

Sergeant Stuart Bell of the Road Policing Unit said: "The vehicle involved did not stop after the incident and it is likely that the driver did not realise the vehicle struck the boy. However we need to trace the HGV and its driver.

"The vehicle was white with no livery and is described as a three axle tractor unit with a three axle trailer, possibly a Mercedes. It had a roller shutter at the end of the trailer. I would urge the driver of this vehicle, or anyone with any information regarding it to please contact officers as soon as possible.

"Our investigation into this crash is continuing, and I would appeal to any witnesses to the crash to come forward. I would also like to hear from any drivers who were in the local area and have dash cam footage, in case they may have witnessed something vital to this enquiry."