Boy struck by car crossing Oswaldtwistle road

A DRIVER collided with a four-year-old boy who was crossing the road and did not stop.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the incident in Oswaldtwistle on Thursday night.

The youngster was with his family, crossing Haworth Street at 6.30pm when the accident happened.

The boy’s dad told officers that while he and his family were crossing the road, the lights changed to amber, he heard the squealing of tyres and saw a BMW hit his son.

He threw a bag of sugar he was carrying at the car, which he said he believed was being driven by an Asian man with a young girl in the back seat.

The car, a dark 02 plate, drove away.

PC Kate Brady from the Road Policing Unit said: “Fortunately the little boy only sustained minor cuts to his legs and bruising but we need to trace the car involved and would appeal to anybody that witnessed the incident to come forward.

“I would also appeal directly to the driver of the car to contact the police so we can establish the full circumstances of exactly what happened.”

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11:55am Sat 7 Dec 13

brianx says...

So, the responsible parents were not holding the hand of their child whilst crossing a busy road!!!!!
So, the responsible parents were not holding the hand of their child whilst crossing a busy road!!!!! brianx

12:36pm Sat 7 Dec 13

timeforcommonsense says...

Yeah, hang the parents, what right have they got to get in the way of speeding idiots who shouldn't be behind the wheel and from the sounds of things, at a controlled crossing too.
Yeah, hang the parents, what right have they got to get in the way of speeding idiots who shouldn't be behind the wheel and from the sounds of things, at a controlled crossing too. timeforcommonsense

1:15pm Sat 7 Dec 13

lcjfm03 says...

Who writes this stuff? Appalling grammar!
Who writes this stuff? Appalling grammar! lcjfm03

1:23pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Kappy says...

According to the first sentence, it was the boy who did not stop. Guess grammar isn't important these days.
According to the first sentence, it was the boy who did not stop. Guess grammar isn't important these days. Kappy

1:55pm Sat 7 Dec 13

shytalk says...

lcjfm03 wrote:
Who writes this stuff? Appalling grammar!
Probably one of them immigrant types what hasn't been learnt proper English like what we do.
[quote][p][bold]lcjfm03[/bold] wrote: Who writes this stuff? Appalling grammar![/p][/quote]Probably one of them immigrant types what hasn't been learnt proper English like what we do. shytalk

4:32pm Sat 7 Dec 13

mys says...

And do you really think this driver is gunna come forward ? He's proberly no licence or doesn't know he's hit the child.
And do you really think this driver is gunna come forward ? He's proberly no licence or doesn't know he's hit the child. mys

6:45pm Sat 7 Dec 13

trevhd says...

Standard Asian driving
Standard Asian driving trevhd

7:36pm Sat 7 Dec 13

themink says...

brianx wrote:
So, the responsible parents were not holding the hand of their child whilst crossing a busy road!!!!!
This kind of comment disgusts me. The way some people think is mind boggling.
[quote][p][bold]brianx[/bold] wrote: So, the responsible parents were not holding the hand of their child whilst crossing a busy road!!!!![/p][/quote]This kind of comment disgusts me. The way some people think is mind boggling. themink

10:00am Sun 8 Dec 13

drunken donut says...

BMW, Asian driver, mmmm that narrows it down to about half of them.
BMW, Asian driver, mmmm that narrows it down to about half of them. drunken donut

3:55pm Sun 8 Dec 13

maxcollie says...

Pity there was no cctv there. The car driver was probably approaching the crossing too fast.
Pity there was no cctv there. The car driver was probably approaching the crossing too fast. maxcollie

4:04pm Sun 8 Dec 13

churchman says...

mmmmm.asian driver,sounds about right,
mmmmm.asian driver,sounds about right, churchman

8:58am Mon 9 Dec 13

bluewindow says...

Hope the young boy is ok also did the dad get a fine for littering by throwing his bag of sugar??
Hope the young boy is ok also did the dad get a fine for littering by throwing his bag of sugar?? bluewindow

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