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Teenager fighting for life after being hit by car in Ashton-in-Makerfield | UK News



A 13-year-old boy is fighting for his life in hospital after being hit by a car which had mounted the pavement.

The teenager was seriously injured when the vehicle mounted the kerb and then crashed into a wall in Ashton-in-Makerfield, around four miles from Wigan.

The driver and passenger of the vehicle involved in the incident fled the scene.

A 15-year-old boy was later arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Police said specialist officers are supporting the injured teenager’s family and also issued an appeal for any witnesses to come forward.

Sergeant Darren Hancock 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 teenager 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.”

Anyone with information should contact Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 1965 of July 8. Calls can also be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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