Mum’s appeal for Thurnscoe hit and run driver to hand themselves in as boy suffers head injuries and multiple fractures

Blake Bailey, who was injured in a hit and run collision in Thunrscoe
Blake Bailey, who was injured in a hit and run collision in Thunrscoe

The mum of a teenager seriously injured in a hit and run has made a heartfelt appeal for the driver responsible to hand themselves in.

Blake Bailey, 16, suffered multiple injuries including a head injury, which required surgery, as well as a broken leg, pelvis and shoulder, when he collided with a car in Thurnscoe.

His mum, Michelle, is now appealing for the driver of the car, who did not stop, to come forward. She is also asking for anyone who may have information about the crash in which her boy was hurt to contact police.

She said: “It’s been terrible for the family, we are devastated. Blake is such a lovely lad, he would help anybody.

“We have had lots of support from family and friends but I just can’t understand what’s happened.

“All I’m asking for is to find who did it. Just come forward.”

Blake was walking in Barrowfield Road, when the collision happened at about 10.10pm on Wednesday, September 17.

He was with a 15-year-old girl, Jessica Green, who suffered minor injuries, South Yorkshire Police said.

The vehicle, thought to be a dark-coloured small car, was travelling along Barrowfield Road towards Goldthorpe. The car may have sustained front end damage.

Police said officers are following a number of lines of inquiry but are keen to speak to anyone with information.

Witnesses to the collision, or anyone with information about the whereabouts of the vehicle, should call 101 quoting incident number 1,171 of September 17, 2014.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.