Schoolboy, 11, rushed to hospital after being hit by Mini while crossing road in 'hit-and-run' horror | The Sun

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

Cops are now hunting the driver of the car after they fled the scene.

The boy, 11, was hit as he crossed the Gloucester road on his way to school around 8.20am.

The youngster started making his way to the other side of the road after a vehicle in one lane stopped to let him go.

But, the driver of a "new shape red Mini Cooper" travelling in the second lane did not stop.

The car smashed into the boy, sending him flying onto the road.

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The driver didn't stop to check on the youngster, and just carried on driving.

Horrified onlookers rushed to the boy's aid before he was raced to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Police said he sustained head and leg injuries.

Cops said they were called to Waterwells Drive in Quedgeley at 8.20am after the child was hit while crossing the road from Wheatstone House.

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The Mini was said to take off towards Telford Way after the crash.

Officers are now asking the driver of the Mini to make contact and give an account of what happened.

As well as this, they are asking anyone who witnessed the incident and hasn't yet spoken to officers or who has dashcam footage to come forward.

Information can be provided to police online by completing an online form and quoting incident 74 of 24 January.

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