WATCH: Police hunting driver after 8yo boy hit by car on Gold Coast

Police are on the hunt for a driver who allegedly took off after hitting an 8-year-old boy at an intersection on the Gold Coast yesterday.

Around 8.15am, the youngster was crossing Benowa Road near Slayter Avenue when he was hit by an orange hatchback.

Police said the car failed to remain at the scene and continued travelling north, which was “very concerning”.


“Anyone involved in a traffic incident like this is obliged to stop at the scene and render assistance,” Acting Senior Sergeant Josh Gunter said.

“I would encourage the driver of the vehicle involved or anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward and speak with police.

“It is also a timely reminder for drivers to be vigilant in and around school zones,” Acting Senior Sergeant Gunter said.


Police are also appealing for anyone who may have dash cam footage of the incident to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

Miraculously, the young boy was taken to hospital with only a minor leg injury.