POLICE are trying to trace a van driver who did not stop after hitting a schoolboy on his way to school.
The 14-year-old suffered back and shoulder after the collision on Catcote Road, at the junctions of Park Road and Elwick Road.
It happened at 8.30am on Friday morning and the teenager was treated at One Life Hartlepool.
Police are appealing for the driver to come forward.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision are asked to contact PC Diane Lee on 101 quoting event number 16604.