Investigation to identify vehicle involved in North Richmond hit-and-run meet dead end

Police have again appealed to the public for information on a hit-and-run incident at North Richmond that left a teenager severely injured in November last year.

Investigations have so far failed to identify the vehicle involved in the November 5 incident, which left the 14-year-old boy suffering multiple fractures and head injuries.

A vehicle similar to the one believed to have been involved in the incident. Picture: NSW Police.

A vehicle similar to the one believed to have been involved in the incident. Picture: NSW Police.

The boy had been walking west along Bells Line of Road at 9.15pm when he was hit by a vehicle about 200m west of Yarramundi Lane.

“The boy was thrown to the southern side of the road by the impact; it’s believed he walked a short distance before collapsing,” a police statement said.

“The vehicle did not stop after the collision.

“A passing motorist found the injured boy and notified police.”

Emergency crews attended and he was airlifted to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead where he underwent surgery and has since been released.

Officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit are investigating, but have not yet been able to pinpoint the vehicle involved.

“Inquiries to date have so far failed to identify the vehicle,” the statement said.

“Investigators believe the vehicle is an Isuzu N series truck, possibly a 2016 to 2018 model. The truck would be missing its left-hand side mirror glass and casing.

“Police are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with dash cam footage or other information that may assist the investigation, to come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.