A FRESH appeal has been made to try to trace a callous hit and run driver.
The man sped off leaving a badly hurt 10-year-old beneath a parked car on Gledholt Road in Gledholt a week last Saturday afternoon.
Sean O’Brien had been flung more than 70ft by the force of the impact from the green Vauxhall Astra and suffered serious facial injuries.
The brave Marsh youngster’s recovery is continuing, but police and his family are sure someone knows who the driver is, but have so far failed to name him.
Pc Ian Harris, of Huddersfield traffic police, said: “The driver knows what he has done and his car will be damaged. We have revealed the make, model and colour along with a description of the driver, but have not had any breakthrough calls about his identity as yet.
“People can phone Crimestoppers anonymously and claim a cash reward without ever having to say who they are.
“This driver left a young boy badly hurt and it is important we trace him.’’
The hit and run happened next to Greenhead Park at 4.30pm on Saturday, September 22.
Sean, a pupil at Reinwood Junior School, was on his way to play football in the park with his 12-year-old brother, Carl, and his dad’s godson, nine-year-old Lewis Bojar.
But as they walked along Quarry Road and just about reached Gledholt Road, Sean dropped the football which accidentally caught Lewis on the foot.
The ball rolled into Gledholt Road and when Sean went to retrieve it he was hit by the car and flung through the air.
He had suffered severe facial injuries along with massive grazing all over his body.
He had been hit by the green Mark 4 Vauxhall Astra. The driver, an Asian man aged around 30, not only failed to stop but witnesses say he carried straight on and then went through some No Entry signs at the top of the road next to the Junction pub in his desperation to escape the scene.
Police believe the car will have a dent to the front or the bonnet and possibly the driver’s side. The windscreen may even be smashed.
Last week Sean’s dad, 36-year-old company director Gary O’Brien, said: “That man may no longer be driving that car. It could be hidden. Does anyone know someone who had a green Vauxhall Astra then and is not using it now.
“Has it been hidden or has it been repaired? We would urge anyone with any information to come forward and tell the police.’’
Sean’s face took the brunt of the impact.
Both his eye sockets are broken along with the bridge of his nose and bones above his eyes.
At first one side of his face swelled up to double its usual size and his family was unable to recognise him.
Doctors are waiting to see how the broken bones knit together before deciding if Sean needs facial constructive surgery.
Anyone with information should contact Pc Ian Harris at Huddersfield traffic police on 01484 436847 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.