Child mowed down by motorbike rider in hit and run

POLICE are hunting a motorcyclist who mowed down a child during a hit and run at Logan.

The five-year-old boy was crossing the road with his mother outside Kingston State School when he was struck shortly before 4.30pm on Tuesday.

In a statement, police said a red motorcycle collided with the boy at the intersection of Juers and Attunga streets after its rider swerved around a stationary car and sped through a red light.


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But instead of stopping to help the child, the rider allegedly took off.

Police said the boy sustained a minor head injury and fractures to his leg and ankle. He was taken to Queensland Children’s Hospital in a stable condition.

In a post on Facebook, the boy’s 31-year-old mother, who is pregnant, said she was only a few steps behind her son when he was hit as they walked along a pedestrian crossing.

“The piece of c–p just kept going through the red light … didn’t have a care in the world what was going on,” the boy’s mother wrote.

“He smashed my son… drove over his leg and it’s now broken in two places. He has a massive haematoma on his head, he is bruised and battered everywhere.

“I was literally four steps behind him. If I was hit I could have lost my baby I’m pregnant with.

“He is an innocent little boy and did not deserve to get what you did to him.

“You will be caught and you will get karma.”

Police have since released CCTV images of the motorcycle with the hope someone may recognise it.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or was driving through the area with a dash camera at the time is urged to come forward and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 000 333.

(Source: Qld Police)

(Source: Qld Police)

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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