The family of a teenager injured in a collision on the Isle of Wight has released a photograph of his injuries in a bid to trace the driver who failed to stop.
Officers were called to Baring Road, Cowes, shortly after 3.30pm on Thursday, July 7, to reports of a collision between a car and a 15-year-old boy.
The incident happened close to the junction with Crossfield Avenue
The car, which is described as a small, black and low vehicle, failed to stop at the scene.
Italian student Carlo Bozzola, 15, who was visiting the Isle of Wight, suffered injuries to his face, arms, legs and knees as a result of the collision and was taken to hospital for treatment.
His family has today agreed for a photograph showing Carlo’s injuries to be released in the hope that it will encourage the driver of the car and any witnesses to come forward.
PC Neil Corby said: “We are supporting Carlo and his family following this incident and they wanted this photograph released as it clearly illustrates the injuries he suffered.
“This whole incident has caused them all a lot of distress and we will do all we can to trace the driver of the vehicle involved.
“I would appeal directly to the driver to come forward immediately and to anyone else who may have information that could assist with this investigation.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact PS Luckman on 101, quoting 44160252974, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.