The family of a 5-year-old boy who survived a hit-and-run incident outside his primary school in Geelong is urging the driver to come forward.
Police say Angus was crossing Munday Street on Friday with his brother at about 3.30pm when a car hit him.
The two brothers were only metres from their family who witnessed the incident before running to Angus’s aid.
While friends and family moved Angus off the road, the female driver was initially present at the scene.
Police and witnesses say she returned to her car moments later and drove off down Yarra Street.
Angus’s traumatised family issued an incredible statement of forgiveness.
“Whilst this is a traumatic event, we don’t have ill will toward the driver, however we urge them to come forward for their own peace of mind as much as anything.”
Angus was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and remains in a serious but stable condition at the Royal Children’s Hospital.
His mother, father and brother are by his bedside as police continue the hunt for the middle-aged female and her silver car.