[03 NOV 00]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Boy Hurt By Hit And
Coventry teenager narrowly avoided death when a motorist mounted a
pavement and hit him with his car before driving off.
14-year-old was walking home after school in Robin Hood Road,
Willenhall at 3.45pm.
he was struck by the car, which was possibly a green Vauxhall
Cavalier, he bounced off the bonnet and hit his head on the
boy suffered a badly sprained left ankle and cuts and bruises
across his body. He was treated at Coventry and Warwickshire
hospital, but was later released.
are hunting for the driver, who is thought to have driven at the
boy following an argument some minutes before.
man, in his late 40s, drove up to the boy who was walking home
from school with two teenage girls in Chace Avenue, near the
were exchanged and the man drove off. After the girls went their
separate way from the boy the driver returned and struck the
attacker is white, about 5ft 7ins, broad build with a big belly.
He was generally scruffy in appearance, and drove towards the
shopping precinct in Willenhall after hitting the boy.
police spokesman urged witnesses to come forward. He said:
who can help should call 024 7653 9040.
are treating this incident very seriously as it could have had
for more serious consequences.
teenager and anyone else walking on the pavement could have
sustained far more serious injuries and we need to trace this