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Boy hit on Balgownie Road

Police carPOLICE have appealed for information from the community following an incident where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at Fairy Meadow at the weekend.

A vehicle was travelling east along Balgownie Road about 11.10pm on Saturday, when the driver stopped the vehicle near Meadow Street, after witnessing a fight between two young people. They were walking along the northern footpath of Balgownie Road.

When the driver attempted to leave the area, the vehicle struck one of the young people, but continued east along Balgownie Road, towards the Princes Highway.

The 13-year-old boy suffered a wound to his leg during the incident and was taken to Wollongong Hospital.

Wollongong police were alerted to the incident and are now trying to locate the vehicle and its male driver. The vehicle has been described to police as being a grey or dark coloured SUV or utility.

The man driving the vehicle has been described as being of Caucasian appearance with short black hair and a thin build. Investigators have appealed for anyone with information about the incident or with dashcam footage of the area on Saturday evening to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.

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About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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