Police appeal for witnesses after schoolboy knocked over in Sunderland

The incident took place on Grindon Lane. Image copyright Google Maps.

The incident took place on Grindon Lane. Image copyright Google Maps.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a schoolboy was knocked over in Sunderland.

An 11-year-old was knocked over on a Zebra crossing on Grindon Lane, next to Sandhill School, yesterday morning.

The driver of the vehicle stopped, but police say he left the scene before officers arrived, and they are keen for him to get in touch.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "Police are appealing for witnesses after a schoolboy was knocked over in Sunderland.

"The collision happened yesterday at 8.40am on Thursday, December 8, on Grindon Lane next to Sandhill School.

"A blue Vauxhall Corsa knocked the 11-year-old boy over as he was on the Zebra crossing.

"The boy received medical treatment for his injuries which are not believed to be serious.

"The driver of the vehicle stopped but left the scene before police arrived and officers are keen for the driver to get in contact.

"The driver or any witnesses are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 199 081216 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."