Asda driver arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after teen ‘hit and run’

Police have arrested an Asda delivery driver suspected of injuring a schoolboy in an alleged hit and run.

Officers are investigating reports that a delivery van collided with a schoolboy at around 8.40am Tuesday in Bedworth, Warwickshire.

Warwickshire Police alleged the van left the scene of the accident without stopping.

Paramedics said the 15-year-old boy needed specialist trauma care at the scene for serious injuries, Coventry Live reports.

A man was arrested a short time later on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop, police said.

He was taken into police custody for questioning, the force added.

Police want to hear from anyone who was in Goodyers End Lane around the time of the crash.

PC Craig Pearson, from the Warwickshire Police Roads Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the boy after he suffered such serious injuries in this collision and we will ensure they get the support they need.

“We have launched a thorough investigation to try and piece together the events leading up to the collision and are appealing for any witnesses, anyone with dash cam footage or anyone with any other information to call us.

“We’re especially keen to speak to anyone who saw the Asda van in the moments leading up to and following the collision.”

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance staff arrived to find a teenage male, the pedestrian, in a serious condition.

“He received specialist trauma care at the scene before being transported to Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The doctor from the Critical Care Car travelled with the patient to help continue treatment en route to hospital.”

Anyone with any information about the collision, who was in the area at the time or has dashcam footage should call Warwickshire Policeon 101, quoting incident 62 of May 4.