Police are hunting a hit-and-run Audi driver who ploughed into a schoolboy at high speed leaving him with shocking facial injuries.
Ten-year-old Ashley Barrs was playing football with his 12-year-old brother Jaden and two friends when he was hit at 6pm on Wednesday 4 November.
A white Audi A3 ploughed into him on Neachells Lane in Wednesfield, West Mids., sending him hurtling 10ft into the air.
Ashley was hit with such force the wing mirror was torn off the car but despite Ashley lying bleeding in the road the driver sped off.
The schoolboy, who was knocked unconscious, was rushed to hospital where he underwent a CT scan and an X-ray for injuries to his ankle, shoulder and stomach.
But doctors at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, West Mids., told him it was a “miracle” he had no breaks or serious injuries.
His mum Jane Keates, 35, yesterday posted shocking pictures of Ashley’s injured face, which is covered in cuts and bruises, on her Facebook page.
The family are appealing for information about the driver of the Audi who sped off leaving the youngster lying in the road.
Dad Stefan Barrs, 30, who works as a scaffolder, said: “They were playing football and the ball went over the other side of the road.
“My son waited until the road was completely clear and crossed to go and get it.
“But a car came out of nowhere doing about 70mph and came over the middle line so it was half on the wrong side of the road and hit him.
“The car didn’t break at all, it just carried on speeding off.”
“If the driver had looked in his mirror he would have seen my son lying on the kerb unconscious.
“I ran up the street when I heard about it and went with him in the ambulance.
“They gave him a CT scan to make sure there was no internal bleeding and an X-ray but luckily he had no breaks.
“The doctor said it was a miracle he had no serious injuries.
“The police know the make and model of the car and have told us they are looking for CCTV to try and find the registration.”
Ashley’s mum Jane has posted the pictures of her son’s injuries on Facebook and the appeal has already been shared a whopping 135,931 times.
The full-time mum-of-five, who is separated from Stefan, added: “I was at home when his friend knocked the door and said Ashley had been hit.
“I had to wait for my mum to look after my youngest but I ran up the street as fast as I could.
“It took my legs away when I saw him with all the ambulance people there, my sister had to catch me.
“I saw his face and I just broke down.”
“There have been lots of eyewitness who told us the car must have been doing about 60-70mph and wasn’t driving straight on the road.
“People said they have seen the same description car driving like that around the area so we think it might be stolen.
“We just want to catch the scumbag driver who did this to my son.”
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “We were called to Neachells Lane in Wednesfield following reports of a car colliding with a 10-year-old boy.
“A white Audi did not stop and drove off towards Bilston. The boy suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital to be checked over.
“Anyone with information is asked to call us on 101.”