Appeal for witnesses – traffic incident in Benowa, QLD

Police investigating a traffic incident in which an eight-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle in Benowa yesterday morning are appealing for the driver involved to come forward, Queensland Police say.

Initial inquiries indicate the boy was crossing Benowa Road near Slayter Avenue around 8.15am when he was hit by an orange hatchback which failed to remain at the scene and continued travelling north.

The boy was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening leg injury.

Acting Senior Sergeant Josh Gunter said it was very concerning that the driver of the vehicle failed to provide assistance to the child or contact emergency services.

“Anyone involved in a traffic incident like this is obliged to stop at the scene and render assistance.

“I would encourage the driver of the vehicle involved or anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward and speak with police.

“It is also a timely reminder for drivers to be vigilant in and around school zones,” Acting Senior Sergeant Gunter said.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have dash cam footage of the incident to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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