Children seriously hurt in Costessey hit and run

Two children have been seriously injured after a collision with a car at Costessey, in what is being treated as a suspected hit and run incident.

Two children have been seriously injured after a collision with a car at Costessey, in what is being treated as a suspected hit and run incident.

The children were with their father when they were struck by the car at around 5.50pm.

A 14-year-old boy received serious head injuries, while his 12-year-old sister suffered a serious shoulder injury and was complaining of back pain. Their father suffered minor injuries and is being described as 'walking wounded'.

All three are now being treated at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Police have closed Norwich Road, off the Dereham Road after the crash which is thought to have happened at the bus stop between the Cherry Tree pub and the One Stop shop.

Access for pedestrians has also been restricted although outward bound cars are being allowed out onto the Dereham Road.

Most Read

No details of the car involved have been released and officers are still attempting to trace the driver who did not initially stop at the scene.

Witnesses reported seeing at least eight police cars at the crash site. Three ambulance crews were also on scene with three rapid response cars also in attendance. Did you see what happened? Contact reporter Shaun Lowthorpe on 01603 772471 or email shaun.lowthorpe@archant.co.uk