Gladstone boy ran over for 'sick entertainment'

UPDATE: 10.02pm: 

A BOY struck by a black ute in West Gladstone this evening claims the driver yelled out, "suck s**t", after he hit him.

Ethan Lowe's mum Tracey is furious over the suspected hit-and-run incident, which she believes could be "someone's sick entertainment".

"I'm p**sed off that no one stopped to help him," she said.

"It's cruel and callous that they didn't stop."

Ms Lowe said Ethan had also told Gladstone police the same account this evening. Gladstone's child protection unit is expected to take over the investigation in the morning.

Ethan, who had X-Rays and ultra-sounds to check his internal organs, has been left struggling to walk and extremely sore.  

He was returning from his sister's home when he was struck as he crossed Breslin St.

"He just came out of nowhere," he said. "I put my hand out, and he came real fast, and then he slowed down a bit, and I felt a big bang.

"I hit the ground, and I saw blood and I started crying and ran home."

HORROR ORDEAL: Ethan Lowe was struck by a black ute on Breslin St this evening.
HORROR ORDEAL: Ethan Lowe was struck by a black ute on Breslin St this evening.

Ethan claims he was in the middle lane, but he moved back to the side lane when the driver swerved towards him, and hit him.  

"When he hit me he started driving slowly, and he wound down his window … and he said, 'suck s**t'," he claims. 

Ethan said he was too "dizzy" to remember the number plate and he wasn't able to see the driver's face.

He struggled to walk to his home on Quoin St and mum Tracey was "frantic" when she saw blood pouring from his cuts.

 

Ethan's sister, Caitlin, recalling the ordeal, said "there was blood everywhere".

UPDATE: 9:07pm: 

CHILD protection investigators with Gladstone Police are trying to piece together what happened when a teenage boy was hit by a car in West Gladstone this evening.

The driver of the car has not been located by police.

Gladstone officer's that initially headed the investigation have handed it over to the specialised child protection unit, which deals with cases involving children.

Senior Sergeant Jim Vogler said police weren't releasing any additional information at the moment.

More to come 

UPDATE: 8:00pm: 

POLICE are at Gladstone Hospital to speak with a teenage boy who was hit by a car in West Gladstone this evening.

Initial reports are that the boy, 13, has injuries to his hip and grazes.

Gladstone Police's Senior Sergeant Jim Vogler said police still haven't located the driver.

It is not yet known if police have a description of the car. 

More to come

EARLIER: 

A TEENAGE boy has been injured in an alleged hit and run incident in West Gladstone this evening.  

Gladstone Police's Senior Sergeant Jim Vogler said paramedics alerted police to the incident after transporting the boy, 13, to Gladstone Hospital.

SUSPECTED HIT-AND-RUN: A boy has been rushed to hospital after he was hit by a car in West Gladstone.
SUSPECTED HIT-AND-RUN: A boy has been rushed to hospital after he was hit by a car in West Gladstone.

The extent of the boy's injuries are not yet known.

The boy was riding a scooter when he was hit, a Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said.  

The spokeswoman said he made his way home on Quoin St, injured, before paramedics received the 000 call about 7.40pm.

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