Driver hit schoolboy and then drove off

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A 12-YEAR-OLD schoolboy was hit by a motorist who drove off and left him.

Polish man Mariusz Niezbecki, of Grantley Street, Grantham, pleaded guilty to failing to stop after an accident on September 6.

Grantham magistrates heard how Niezbecki struck the boy in Wharf Road, Grantham, as the boy crossed the road to get to the bus station.

Jill Derby, prosecuting, said: “He struck the boy causing him to fall to the ground. He didn’t stop to assist the young boy.

“He drove into Norton Street and left his vehicle in Launder Terrace.”

A police community support officer located the Rover and when Niezbecki returned to it he was arrested.

The boy suffered a broken toe.

Stuart Wild, defending, said: “In a police interview he made full and frank admissions and showed remorse.”

Mr Wild told magistrates the defendant had panicked after hitting the boy because he knew he was not insured to drive the car. Niezbecki admitted this charge and also one of driving without due care and attention.

Niezbecki, who works as a car paint sprayer, was fined £320 for failing to stop, £320 for driving with no insurance and £215 for driving without due care and attention.

He was also ordered to pay £200 compensation to the boy, £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge. His licence was endorsed with eight points.