Boy suffers 'serious leg injuries' in hit-and-run collision in Barrowford

A 17-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after being struck by a car in a hit-and-run collision in Barrowford.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 4:36 pm

The boy was struck from behind by an unknown vehicle as he was walking along Colne Road, near to the reservoir, between 7.30pm and 7.45pm on February 28.

He suffered serious leg injuries and was taken to Burnley General Hospital before being transferred to Royal Blackburn Hospital. He has since been discharged.

Police said the motorist left the scene without stopping, and they are now appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage.

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No arrest has been made at this stage.

"This incident resulted in a young man being seriously injured. Thankfully he is now at home recovering," PC Michael Smith, of East Tactical Operations, said.

"We are still trying to establish the full facts of what happened and we urgently need to speak to the driver involved. I would ask that person to make contact with the police so we can get their side of events.

"I would ask anybody who witnessed the collision or anybody who saw a vehicle being driven erratically in the area around that time to get in contact with us. Similarly, I would like to hear from anybody with CCTV or dashcam footage which could assist with our enquiries."

The boy was struck from behind by an unknown vehicle as he was walking along Colne Road. (Credit: Google)

Anyone with information has been urged to contact police by calling 101 or emailing [email protected], quoting log number 1518 of February 28.

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