Police hunt hit and run driver who injured 14-year-old girl in Devizes (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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Police hunt hit and run driver who injured 14-year-old girl in Devizes
Police are hunting a hit and run driver after a 14-year-old girl was hit by a car in Southbroom Road in Devizes this morning.
It happened at 8.15am in Southbroom Road as the girl tried to cross the road on her way to Devizes School.
The car, described as a small blue Jeep-type vehicle, drove out of Hare & Hounds Street and turned north into Southbroom Road.
The girl was crossing the road at the pelican crossing just north of the junction which had been shut due to nearby roadworks.
PC Paul Johnson said: “The car stopped briefly but then drove off in the direction of the roundabout at Devizes Green."
The girl suffered an injured left ankle and was taken to hospital for an X-ray.
PC Johnson said: “We are seeking to identify the car and its driver, believed to be a male.
“I believe a number of people were present at the time of the collision, notably a man walking a small white dog who attempted to wave the car down as it drove off.
“We are keen for any witnesses to call Wiltshire Police on 101 and tell us what they saw. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."