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Boy left lying in road by hit-and-run driver
7:00am Wednesday 13th February 2013 in News
A TEENAGE boy is recovering from the shock of being knocked down in a hit and run accident.
JohnWilliam Smith, 13, was walking along a country lane near his home in Marden when he heard a car approaching.
He stepped into the verge to let the car pass but says the car swerved towards him, clipping him and making him fall.
The car’s wing mirror was knocked off in the collision at 10am on January 26 but the driver failed to stop.
Brave JohnWilliam, a pupil at Aylestone Business and Enterprise College, escaped serious injury and managed to walk to work on a nearby farm after the accident.
He later told his mum Shirley what had happened.
She said: “He is so brave.
He’s a very soft-hearted boy and always out to help others.
“But what sort of coward hits a child and doesn’t stop to check if they’re injured?
You wouldn’t even hit an animal and leave them.”