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Search for driver after boy allegedly injured in hit and run

Police are looking for a driver who allegedly drove off after hitting a little boy crossing the Road at Benowa yesterday. In this CCTV image, the hatchback can be seen striking the child. Picture: Courtesy of the Queensland Police Service.
Police are looking for a driver who allegedly drove off after hitting a little boy crossing the Road at Benowa yesterday. In this CCTV image, the hatchback can be seen striking the child. Picture: Courtesy of the Queensland Police Service. QPS Media

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a young boy was allegedly struck by a car in a hit and run incident in south-east Queensland.

Acting Senior Sergeant Josh Gunter said police wanted to speak with the motorist driving an orange hatchback who allegedly hit the eight-year-old on his way to school at the corner of Slatyer Avenue and Benowa Road, at Benowa, at 8.15am on Thursday.

The officer in charge of Nerang Police Station said based on witness statements, officers believed both the child and the car had green lights when the boy was hit.

"You've got to give way to pedestrians," he said.

"The vehicle's collected the child. The vehicle's stopped and then taken off.

"The child had to hobble off the road.

"Unfortunately, nobody got the registration (of the offending vehicle)."

The child was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition with a leg injury.

Police say they have footage of the incident but are appealing to the public for anyone with footage, particularly dash came video that may have captured the registration of the orange hatchback to make contact with police.

In an unrelated incident, police are investigating after another alleged hit and run on Riverview Road at Nerang Friday morning.

A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said it was believed witnesses detained the person who allegedly fled the scene of the two vehicle crash on the Nerang River bridge about 9am.

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