Police continue to seek witnesses after boy is hurt in Gosport hit-and-run accident

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Police today continued to appeal for witnesses after an eight-year-old boy suffered serious injuries ina hit and run accident in Gosport.

The boy is being treated in hospital after he was struck by a car in Eastbourne Avenue, Gosport, at 5.30pm yesterday. The driver failed to stop after the accident.

Inspector Phil Hunt of Hampshire Police said: ‘The collision happened near the junction with Worthing Avenue.

‘The child sustained serious injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.

‘Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision. But we would particularly like to speak to the driver of the car involved which we believe travelled on towards Brockhurst Road following the collision.’

The boy was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham.

Police today continued to seek witnesses. They asked anyone with information to call them on 101.