POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 12-year-old schoolboy was left with a broken leg when he was struck by a car.
The youngster was in Raby Road, Hartlepool, near to Dyke House School, when he was hit by a silver Vauxhall Astra at 4.53pm yesterday.
The force of the smash left the boy with a broken leg and he was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton for treatment.
Today officers appealed for any witnesses to the incident to come forward.
A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: “Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact PC Darren Shand from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency 101 number, quoting reference number 175655.”
Later in the evening, at about 7.50pm, police were also called to deal with a two-car crash at the junction of Grange Road and Mulgrave Road.
A grey Seat Ibiza being driven by a woman and a green Seat Ibiza being driven by a man had collided. The crash saw the top half of Grange Road closed for over an hour while paramedics treat the drivers for minor injuries at the scene.