Woman, 51, is arrested over hit-and-run where boy was struck by a car on his way home from school


Woman, 51, is arrested over hit-and-run where boy, 5, was struck by a car on his way home from school

  • A Victorian woman has been arrested over an alleged hit-and-run in Geelong
  • Five-year-old Angus was walking home from school when he was hit on Friday
  • Police claim the woman, 51, initially got out of her car but drove off soon after
  • The woman was arrested by officers on Monday and had her vehicle seized

A 51-year-old woman has been arrested over an alleged hit and run in Victoria, which left a young boy hospitalised.

Five-year-old Angus, whose surname was not provided, was struck by a car at Geelong on his way home from school with another eight-year-old boy on Friday afternoon.

Police alleged afterwards the female driver initially stopped her vehicle and got out for a short time, only to get back in and drive off down Yarra Street.

Five-year-old Angus (pictured) was struck by a car on Friday while he was walking home from school. The woman behind the wheel allegedly got out of her car before driving away

Five-year-old Angus (pictured) was struck by a car on Friday while he was walking home from school. The woman behind the wheel allegedly got out of her car before driving away

Angus remains in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The five-year-old’s family on Saturday appealed for the driver to come forward, saying they did not hold any ill will towards them.

Greater Geelong Highway Patrol members arrested the 51-year-old woman at her Geelong home about 12:15pm on Monday.

Investigators interviewed her and she was later released. 

Officers said the woman was expected to be charged on summons with failing to render assistance after a serious injury, failing to remain at the scene of an accident, and failing to report a collision to police.

Her car was seized and would be forensically examined. 

Police arrested the 51-year-old driver at her Geelong home on Monday. Her car has been seized

Police arrested the 51-year-old driver at her Geelong home on Monday. Her car has been seized

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