Gosport residents voice concerns after boy injured in hit-and-run crash

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NEIGHBOURS have spoken of their concerns after a young boy was hit by a car.

Yesterday evening, an eight-year-old was hit by a car in Eastbourne Avenue, Gosport, at the junction with Worthing Avenue.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the driver drove off towards Brockhurst Road.

Residents living nearby said they hoped the boy would make a full recovery.

Daniel Green, 78, said: ‘I saw the police cars but didn’t know what happened until this morning.

‘I hope the young lad is okay and they catch the driver.’

Mum-of-one Jill Browne added: ‘There was a lot of emergency services and it looked quite serious.

‘I cannot believe the driver drove off.

‘I hope the little boy recovers quickly.’

One resident, who did not want to be named, said cars often speed down Eastbourne Avenue.

They said: ‘Although the speed limit is 30mph, people often go a lot faster.

‘We definitely need bumps or for the road to become 20mph because it is dangerous.’