Appeal after two boys injured in Wolverhampton hit and run

We are urgently appealing for information after two boys were injured in a hit and run collision this afternoon (20 Sept) in Wolverhampton.
 
The boys were on Springfield Road, Heath Town just after 3pm when a car mounted the pavement and struck both boys, before hitting a parked car and driving off. 
 
The older 13-year-old, a friend of the younger boy’s brother, was on his bike and sustained cuts and bruises. He was treated at the scene by paramedics. The younger four-year-old was flung in the air and has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg. His mother also received minor injuries.
 
Detective Sergeant Louise Stafford, from Force CID, said: “This was a shocking incident where two young boys were fortunate not to have suffered significantly more serious injuries. The driver of the car would have known that he had struck them and yet still left the scene with no thought for their welfare.
 
“We urgently need to trace the driver to bring them to justice, therefore we are appealing for anyone who knows who may be responsible to contact us.
 
“We believe the car was a Ford Fiesta and was a bright colour, maybe green or orange, and will now have collision damage.
 
“We are continuing to speak to witnesses and trawling CCTV of the area to trace the car.
 
“I would urge anyone who has information or dash cam footage to get in touch with us.”
 
We can be contacted via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quotng log 2775 of 20/9.
 

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