TWO schoolboys have been arrested after a man in his 60s was run over in a ‘hit and run’ style incident in Reading.
A 14-year-old boy from Tilehurst was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking and using a vehicle without third party insurance.
He was also driving a vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence and failing to stop after a road accident.
Another teenage boy, 15, from Tilehurst was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking, using a vehicle without third party insurance.
As well as this, driving a vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence, failing to stop after a road accident and driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a controlled drug above the specified limit.
They have both been released under investigation.
At around 3pm on Sunday, October 6, a black Vauxhall Corsa driving from City Road into Little Heath Road mounted the pavement multiple times before hitting a man in his 60s.
The victim sustained serious leg injuries and was rushed to hospital where he is currently being treated.
Police are appealing to the publics help in case they saw anything which may help towards investigations.
The Vauxhall Corsa had five people inside it and they all fled the scene.
Investigating officer, PC Mark Martin-Dye, of the Roads Policing Unit based at Three Mile Cross, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to this collision to please come forward.
“This incident happened in the middle of the afternoon, when I believe there is a high chance that people will have seen what has happened.
“Also, I would ask drivers who were in the area at the time to check their dash-cam footage in case it may have captured something that could help with our investigation.
“If anyone has any information, please call the non-emergency number 101, or make a report online, quoting reference 43190309489.
“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”