Girl, one, hurt in mobility scooter hit-and-run crash

HIT-AND-RUN A one-year-old was injured in Commercial Road by a mobility scooter

HIT-AND-RUN A one-year-old was injured in Commercial Road by a mobility scooter

The road was closed after the crash. Picture: Catalin Andrei

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A ONE-YEAR-OLD girl was knocked to the ground in a mobility scooter hit-and-run.

The child was hit in Commercial Road in Portsmouth, near Topshop.

She suffered cuts and bruises to her head and was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham for treatment.

Police are warning that the young girl’s injuries could have been much worse.

Witnesses have told police that the man in the scooter, covered with a rain cover, was white and in his 80s.

Detective Constable Debbie Barron, of Eastern Investigations, is urging people to come forward.

The child’s injuries could have been much worse and the family are obviously very upset by what has happened

Detective Constable Debbie Barron

Det Con Barron said: ‘The child’s injuries could have been much worse and the family are obviously very upset by what has happened.

‘It may be that the man using the scooter didn’t realise what he had hit which is why he continued his journey and didn’t stop. Please help us identify him.

‘This was a bank holiday Monday and Commercial Road would have been busy.

‘If you were there and saw this happen I’m sure you would remember.

‘Please contact us, any detail could help us identify the man on the scooter.’

The mobility scooter was travelling north at the time of the hit-and-run on May 4.

A Hampshire police spokeswoman said: ‘We’d like to identify the driver of the scooter and anyone else that may have seen it happen.’

Anyone with information should call Detective Constable Debbie Barron on 101.

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