A thirteen year old boy is fighting for his life after a hit and run in Wigan yesterday afternoon.
The boy was walking along the pavement on Old Road, Ashton in Makerfield. when there was a collision involving himself and a Jaguar car. There was then a further collision between the Jaguar and a wall.The driver and passenger of the Jaguar failed to stop following the collision.
The boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries, where he remains in a life-threatening condition.
Old Road was closed for around six hours whilst investigation work was carried out. This has since reopened.
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on causing serious Injury by dangerous driving. He remains in custody for questioning.
Sergeant Darren Hancock of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: Firstly, our thoughts are with the teen and his family as he remains in a critical condition in hospital. No parent should have to go through what they’re going through right now and we have specialist officers supporting them through this horrendous time.
“We are making an urgent appeal to any witnesses who were in the area in and around the time of the collision and saw anything that may be of use to us and our investigations team. Do you have dash cam footage? Did you see anything prior to the collision? If so, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
“Whilst we have a man in custody, we are very much keeping an open mind and would make a direct plea to anyone who may have been involved, or has the slightest bit of information, to do the moral thing and come forward.”