Hit-and-run boy left screaming’

PUBLISHED: 11:14 27 September 2007 | UPDATED: 15:16 12 May 2010

Lewis ­Keating, who is recovering at home, with his parents Clare and Brian Keating – Pic: Daniel Wilson 2591DW06

Lewis ­Keating, who is recovering at home, with his parents Clare and Brian Keating – Pic: Daniel Wilson 2591DW06

A WOMAN driver who collided with a teenage boy – leaving him screaming in the road with a broken leg – has been urged to come forward. Lewis Keating, 13, was hit while walking along Icknield Walk, Royston. Police revealed this week that the accident happe

A WOMAN driver who collided with a teenage boy - leaving him screaming in the road with a broken leg - has been urged to come forward.

Lewis Keating, 13, was hit while walking along Icknield Walk, Royston.

Police revealed this week that the accident happened at about 3.45pm on Monday, September 17.

He was walking with one foot on the road and one on the pavement when a dark blue car came past and went over his foot.

Lewis, of Hay Green, Therfield, said: "I was by the shops on Icknield Walk when the car hit me.

"I was knocked over and it was really painful."

Despite attempts by Lewis's friends to alert the driver, the car drove off.

Lewis was taken to Addenbrooke's hospital by his dad, Brian Keating, where he under-went surgery on a broken tibia and fibula.

Having seen a specialist this week, he is set to return to hospital next month to have metal pins removed from his leg.

He is expected be in plaster for at least 12 weeks, and be away from The Meridian School, Royston, for three weeks.

Lewis's mum Clare said: "We can't believe someone would leave a child screaming in the road - and is probably driving around now like nothing has happened.

"It was lucky someone with first- aid training was walking past and able to come to Lewis's assistance.

"Lewis has been really brave. He's just started at Meridian School so is a bit disappointed to be missing out on the first few weeks.

"He's also recently been granted a place at a tennis academy in Letchworth, but will now have to wait until next year before joining," she said.

Mr Keating said: "We just want the driver to come forward and give herself up.

"We would urge anyone who saw what happened, anyone who believes they know who the driver was, or anyone who has any information whatsoever to contact the police."

Pc Keith Harding, from the Eastern area road traffic unit, said: "This incident has left a young boy with serious injuries and it is important we trace the car and speak with the driver."

- Anyone with information should contact Pc Harding on 0845 330022.

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