LiveTwo children injured in Kinson 'hit and run' - one boy suffers internal injuries while police hunt for driver

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Summary

  • Two young brothers involved in collision
  • Boys taken to Poole Hospital after one brother was thrown 60 feet and the second was momentarily dragged underneath the vehicle
  • However, Dorset Police have now confirmed that the youngsters are expected to make a full recovery from their injuries
  • Police are seeking the driver of a red Volkswagen believed to have left the scene after the crash
  • Traffic chaos during rush hour as Wimborne Road closes

10:17pm

We're going to close the live blog for tonight - thank you all for your comments and good wishes.

Hopefully tomorrow morning we'll be able to provide another update.

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9:55pm Wed 5 Mar 14

poolebabe says

Thank goodness the boys are going to be ok. Still a terrible ordeal for the family, but fantastic news. Now for the driver to come forward.

10:09pm

In more road-related news, we've heard that the B3061 Ashley Road in Poole is blocked both ways between Pottery Junction and the Loch Road junction because of a two-vehicle crash.

A green Hyundai Accent and a blue Vauxhall Corsa are involved, and an ambulance is at the scene.

However, we unfortunately have no information about any injuries suffered.

Both vehicles need to be recovered, so there could be some traffic problems for a while in the area.

10:02pm

Lovely end to a long shift this evening hearing that both boys are doing well.

Police have confirmed that there have not yet been any arrests and they are continuing to hunt the driver - please do contact Dorset Police on 101 if you have any information at all that can help.

A spokesperson from the force said: "One of the boys is expected to be released from hospital this evening, while the second is staying in for observation overnight.

"They have been very lucky and we're delighted to hear the good news."

9:51pm

We have just had some amazing news from Dorset Police.

Despite earlier reports from officers that the boys were very badly injured indeed, after being assessed by staff at Poole General Hospital, it now seems that both are going to make a full recovery.

This is fantastic and we're very happy for the family.

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A man who works nearby and witnessed the collision said: "This other car came scooting around and ran over one child.

"The other got bounced off the front wing. I went running out and called the ambulance."

He said the female driver of the Polo got out of the car, put her head in her hands and said, "Oh my God, I can't believe it".

One child was sitting on the pavement in a daze, he said, while the other was lying in the road.

"He was conscious but not moving very much and he was silent," the man said, adding that the boys' mother was "distraught".

The motorist drove off before an ambulance arrived, the man says, and apparently witnesses believed she was moving her car. 

However, she didn't return.

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Unfortunately we're unable to give you an update yet - police are very busy dealing with this incident and as soon as they're able to give us more information, I'm sure they will

8:40pm

We are hoping for a further update soon, but here's a summary of what we know so far:

The two young brothers, who are aged seven and four, were crossing Wimborne Road in Kinson with their mother just after 5pm this evening when they were struck by a red Volkswagen Polo.

The driver, a white female with shoulder length brown hair aged approximately 45 years old, briefly left the car and spoke to people at the scene.

She then drove off.

One of the boys was thrown over 50 feet through the air in the crash, and the second was momentarily dragged underneath the vehicle.

The older child suffered internal injuries, and the younger cuts and scrapes.

Their mother was not injured.

Both are currently in Poole General Hospital with their parents, and as yet we don't have a full update on their condition, although the older child is said to be in a serious condition.

Dorset Police are urging the driver of the Polo, or any witnesses to the collision who they have not yet spoken to, to contact them on 101.

Please use incident number 05:329, and calls can be taken in confidence.

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We understand police are going to lift the cordon shortly, which will allow motorists to drive along Wimborne Road again

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7:19pm Wed 5 Mar 14

sprintervanman says

As a parent this has to be the worse position you can be in to see your children injured.Complete thoughts and prayers to the Family.

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Taqi Zahedi, of Cali Man Fried Chicken and Pizza, said: "I came into work about five minutes after it happened but the police have been in since to look at the CCTV.

"You could see the red car stop for a few minutes. I think the lady got out but then she got back in again and drove off."

7:18pm

Officers are working hard as night closes in to gather vital evidence, as these pictures by Jon Beale show:

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7:17pm

Will says there are around five officers working hard at the scene currently, and the cordon is still in place.

Police are checking CCTV cameras in local businesses as part of their investigations

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The road closure is only now starting to appear on traffic feeds

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6:47pm Wed 5 Mar 14

bmb says

Thoughts with Mum & Dad, hope the boys both make a full & speedy recovery. Sounds like a parents worse nightmare.

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Wimborne Road is likely to be closed for some time while police investigate:

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6:56pm

Here's the latest from Dorset Police:

"Officers in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a fail to stop road traffic collision in the Kinson area of the town.

At 5.10pm today, Wednesday 5 March 2014, two young children – four and seven years old  – were struck by a red VW Polo on Wimborne Road.

The younger child sustained grazes and the older one internal injuries.

The car is believed to be a vehicle with a T or V registration.

Force Incident Commander Ben Hargreaves said: “We need to speak to the driver urgently and ask this motorist to contact Dorset Police on 101.

“We would also like to like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information that may assist in identifying the vehicle or the driver.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 05:329. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply."

6:54pm

Will has been speaking to Mustafa Bulbul, who works at the Premier Express Kinson Convenience Store.

He said: "I didn't see it happen but I heard the noise.

"There were a lot of people around. They were kids crying. It was a lady driving a red Polo. She stopped for a couple of minutes. She got out of her car and looked at the kids. Then she got in her car again."

6:50pm

Reporter Will Frampton said the boys were "conscious and breathing" when ambulance crews arrived.

We still have no further information about their condition.

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Photographer Richard Crease has sent these photographs of the crash scene:

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6:46pm

Kinson North councillor Dennis Gritt said: “I’m horrified at the accident occurring there.”

He said the stretch of road had “cars going all ways” to cross two lanes of traffic and negotiate two junctions.

“If you know it, it’s okay, but if you don’t, it’s a very difficult bit of road,” he said.

He added: “I would urge anybody that saw the accident to go to the police and report what they’ve seen as soon as possible.”

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Inspector Steve White at the scene says that the injuries appear to be very serious.

He said the crash happened at the junction with Kinson Road.

They arrived about 5.15pm and two young brothers from the Kinson area were involved.

They were crossing the road from the Hub towards the ATS Tyres.

Circumstances believed to be that a vehicle stopped to allow them to cross from the central reservation to the opposite side of road.

They are believed to have got halfway across and then a red VW Polo came up the nearside of the other vehicle that stopped, and ended up colliding with both children.

One child was thrown 20 yards up the road, while the other child was trapped momentarily underneath the vehicle.

The driver of the Polo got out, and had a short conversation with people at the scene.

She is described as a white, middle aged female, around five foot three inches tall, and with shoulder length brown hair.

She is believed to be around 45 years old and is of medium build.

After having that conversation, she got back into the car and drove off in the direction of Magna Road / Christchurch.

The officer said the mother of both boys, who was crossing the road at the same time, was unhurt.

He added: "We are appealing for witnesses to come forward and in particular the driver of the vehicle to come forward and tell us what they know about the incident."

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The boys involved are seven and four years old.

They were both taken to Poole General Hospital. Their mother is believed to be unhurt but their father is also at the hospital, according to a police officer at the scene

 

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Hearing it's two boys involved - thought to be brothers

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Barman Craig Randall, who works at Gullivers Tavern in Kinson, said he's not seen anything himself but is aware that the collision involves two children.

He says police have closed the road and a number of people from the pub been out to see if they can help

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Dorset Police were first called by the ambulance service.

An officer is on the way to Poole General Hospital, but as yet there is no update on any injuries suffered by the children.

6:13pm

This address is near Kinson Primary School

6:12pm

Reporter Will Frampton and photographer Jon Beale are currently on their way to the scene near 1482 Wimborne Road

6:11pm

TWO young children have been struck by a car in Kinson this evening.

Police are now urgently hunting the driver.

A spokesperson from Dorset Police said: "At 5.10pm today, two young children were struck by a red Volkswagen Polo on Wimborne Road in the area of Kinson.

"The vehicle is believed to be either a T or V reg. Dorset Police need to speak to the driver urgently. They are asked to contact Dorset Police on 101. Police would also like to speak to anyone that witnessed the collision or who has information that may assist in identifying the vehicle or the driver."

Call 101 on I05:329 with information.

 

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6:47pm Wed 5 Mar 14

bmb says...

Thoughts with Mum & Dad, hope the boys both make a full & speedy recovery. Sounds like a parents worse nightmare.
Thoughts with Mum & Dad, hope the boys both make a full & speedy recovery. Sounds like a parents worse nightmare. bmb
  • Score: 24

6:48pm Wed 5 Mar 14

MikeGB says...

The person responsible needs to give themselves up now, or go to hell deservedly. Whatever the circumstances, running off is inexcusable. Let the whole of Bournemouth and Poole unite to bring this person to admit their crime. If it was a terrible accident with no blame on the driver, so be it. Anything else is inexcusable and it happens so often it is time we all work together to get rid of irresponsible driving, it happens too often without the dire consequences of this incident.
The person responsible needs to give themselves up now, or go to hell deservedly. Whatever the circumstances, running off is inexcusable. Let the whole of Bournemouth and Poole unite to bring this person to admit their crime. If it was a terrible accident with no blame on the driver, so be it. Anything else is inexcusable and it happens so often it is time we all work together to get rid of irresponsible driving, it happens too often without the dire consequences of this incident. MikeGB
  • Score: 44

7:19pm Wed 5 Mar 14

hamworthygirl says...

Those poor parents and children, it just seems to be more frequent these days. Have people no conscience its appalling that someone can mow down innocent children without a thought.
Those poor parents and children, it just seems to be more frequent these days. Have people no conscience its appalling that someone can mow down innocent children without a thought. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 22

7:19pm Wed 5 Mar 14

sprintervanman says...

As a parent this has to be the worse position you can be in to see your children injured.Complete thoughts and prayers to the Family.
As a parent this has to be the worse position you can be in to see your children injured.Complete thoughts and prayers to the Family. sprintervanman
  • Score: 18

7:24pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Busa13 says...

Thoughts to all invoved, i rode past this scene today, it was chaos. I didnt stop because there were at least 3 ambulances on scene. However, maybe the police parked up near bear wood roundabout could of packed up the speed camera and helped out? Or were they doing something more important than a hit and run with two small children? Unbelievable!
Thoughts to all invoved, i rode past this scene today, it was chaos. I didnt stop because there were at least 3 ambulances on scene. However, maybe the police parked up near bear wood roundabout could of packed up the speed camera and helped out? Or were they doing something more important than a hit and run with two small children? Unbelievable! Busa13
  • Score: -21

7:24pm Wed 5 Mar 14

SadieMS says...

Every parent's worst nightmare. I came out of parent's evening at Kinson Primary to this devastion. There was an eery silence and could only think of my children knowing the poor boys. Thoughts are with everyone
Every parent's worst nightmare. I came out of parent's evening at Kinson Primary to this devastion. There was an eery silence and could only think of my children knowing the poor boys. Thoughts are with everyone SadieMS
  • Score: 14

7:25pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Vikki27 says...

Horrific news. And they LEFT!?!? I'd hate to infer anything about the driver because I can only imagine the panic and the guilt she must have felt...but what kind of a person can take that panic and guilt and just leave like that?

I desperately hope both boys are okay. My warmest thoughts and deepest concern go out to their parents, who must be going through hell right now.
Horrific news. And they LEFT!?!? I'd hate to infer anything about the driver because I can only imagine the panic and the guilt she must have felt...but what kind of a person can take that panic and guilt and just leave like that? I desperately hope both boys are okay. My warmest thoughts and deepest concern go out to their parents, who must be going through hell right now. Vikki27
  • Score: 22

7:32pm Wed 5 Mar 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

Thinking of the boys and their parents best wishes for a speedy recovery and hope the cowardly woman is caught soon, just a shame someone did not grab hold of her at the scene!
Thinking of the boys and their parents best wishes for a speedy recovery and hope the cowardly woman is caught soon, just a shame someone did not grab hold of her at the scene! itsneverblackorwhite
  • Score: 18

7:45pm Wed 5 Mar 14

justme20092009 says...

beat the **** out of her if caught
beat the **** out of her if caught justme20092009
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8:16pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Wackerone says...

The driver stopped, got out and spoke to people at the scene but nobody took a registration number! Absolutely ridiculous.
The driver stopped, got out and spoke to people at the scene but nobody took a registration number! Absolutely ridiculous. Wackerone
  • Score: 19

8:19pm Wed 5 Mar 14

poolebabe says...

Oh my gosh. I first of all hope the little boys are ok. My heart goes out to the parents. As for the driver, how anyone can drive off is beyond me. Let's hope she gains her senses and hands herself in quickly. There is a lot to go on. She will be found quickly if not.
Oh my gosh. I first of all hope the little boys are ok. My heart goes out to the parents. As for the driver, how anyone can drive off is beyond me. Let's hope she gains her senses and hands herself in quickly. There is a lot to go on. She will be found quickly if not. poolebabe
  • Score: 16

8:23pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Hessenford says...

What kind of human being can hit two young lads with their car and then drive off, how can they live with themselves.
My thoughts are with the two boys families and I hope and pray they make a speedy recovery.
What kind of human being can hit two young lads with their car and then drive off, how can they live with themselves. My thoughts are with the two boys families and I hope and pray they make a speedy recovery. Hessenford
  • Score: 19

8:29pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Mummyto3boys says...

I have boys the same age, it breaks my heart to hear of this awful accident this evening. I hope the woman that did this has a conscience and hands herself in !! Hoping and praying the little boys pull through this ok.
I have boys the same age, it breaks my heart to hear of this awful accident this evening. I hope the woman that did this has a conscience and hands herself in !! Hoping and praying the little boys pull through this ok. Mummyto3boys
  • Score: 16

9:10pm Wed 5 Mar 14

BournemouthMum says...

Mummyto3boys wrote:
I have boys the same age, it breaks my heart to hear of this awful accident this evening. I hope the woman that did this has a conscience and hands herself in !! Hoping and praying the little boys pull through this ok.
My grandsons are the same age too. It must be heartbreaking for the boys' poor parents. I'm sure the person will hand themselves in as they may have panicked or not realised the seriousness of what had happened. At least I hope so.
[quote][p][bold]Mummyto3boys[/bold] wrote: I have boys the same age, it breaks my heart to hear of this awful accident this evening. I hope the woman that did this has a conscience and hands herself in !! Hoping and praying the little boys pull through this ok.[/p][/quote]My grandsons are the same age too. It must be heartbreaking for the boys' poor parents. I'm sure the person will hand themselves in as they may have panicked or not realised the seriousness of what had happened. At least I hope so. BournemouthMum
  • Score: 13

9:28pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Busa13 says...

I would never waive chidren across a road unless i was 100 pc sure that no other vehicle could come past. That driver shouldnt blame themselves but its an error of judgment. (feel free to mark as negative, but if it makes you think twice, i dont honestly care)
I would never waive chidren across a road unless i was 100 pc sure that no other vehicle could come past. That driver shouldnt blame themselves but its an error of judgment. (feel free to mark as negative, but if it makes you think twice, i dont honestly care) Busa13
  • Score: 6

9:48pm Wed 5 Mar 14

bfglyoda says...

So upset that two boys have been hurt, hoping they make a speedy recovery, feel for the parents, worst nightmare. Also hope driver comes forward soon.
So upset that two boys have been hurt, hoping they make a speedy recovery, feel for the parents, worst nightmare. Also hope driver comes forward soon. bfglyoda
  • Score: 4

9:55pm Wed 5 Mar 14

poolebabe says...

Thank goodness the boys are going to be ok. Still a terrible ordeal for the family, but fantastic news. Now for the driver to come forward.
Thank goodness the boys are going to be ok. Still a terrible ordeal for the family, but fantastic news. Now for the driver to come forward. poolebabe
  • Score: 5

10:42pm Wed 5 Mar 14

jmc1978 says...

I feel for both family's hope your boys will be fine the driver have no time for .she is sick how can anyone do that lets just hope they find her soon
I feel for both family's hope your boys will be fine the driver have no time for .she is sick how can anyone do that lets just hope they find her soon jmc1978
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11:05pm Wed 5 Mar 14

SpookyMinx says...

I can't imagine the panic & devastation the poor Mum must have felt seeing her boys injured like this, my heart goes out to her & her little boys. I can't understand the driver leaving the scene, I can only imagine that she must have panicked & been in a state of shock to react in this way, I hope she finds the strength to do the right thing & hand herself in.
I can't imagine the panic & devastation the poor Mum must have felt seeing her boys injured like this, my heart goes out to her & her little boys. I can't understand the driver leaving the scene, I can only imagine that she must have panicked & been in a state of shock to react in this way, I hope she finds the strength to do the right thing & hand herself in. SpookyMinx
  • Score: 4

11:04am Thu 6 Mar 14

souwest says...

Was this in any way connected to the gangs of teenage children last night around Leybourne Avenue and Timothy Close? Nigh on 50 of them? There was a police car and an ambulance there as well.
Was this in any way connected to the gangs of teenage children last night around Leybourne Avenue and Timothy Close? Nigh on 50 of them? There was a police car and an ambulance there as well. souwest
  • Score: -1

11:23am Thu 6 Mar 14

souwest says...

I thought there was a traffic light controlled crossing there? Have they moved it?
I thought there was a traffic light controlled crossing there? Have they moved it? souwest
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12:24am Fri 7 Mar 14

roguetrader666 says...

What on earth is this 'vital evidence' that the police are closing the road for hours to find? They already have numerous witnesses, they just need to trace the car. Are they scouring the area, hoping to find the number plate of the Polo?
What on earth is this 'vital evidence' that the police are closing the road for hours to find? They already have numerous witnesses, they just need to trace the car. Are they scouring the area, hoping to find the number plate of the Polo? roguetrader666
  • Score: 0

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