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Hunt is on for a hit and run driver after a 13-year-old cyclist was mowed down

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The hunt is on for a P-plate driver who ran over a 13-year-old cyclist and then sped off.

Police say the hit-and-run driver collided with the young rider at the intersection of Dorothy Street and Allanvale Avenue in the Geelong suburb of Leopold at about 4.40pm on Saturday.

Footage showed the suspected vehicle speeding through the area at the time of the incident.

The hunt is on for a P-plate driver who ran over a 13-year-old cyclist and then sped off. Pictured: The suspected vehicle is seen on the road fleeing the scene

The hunt is on for a P-plate driver who ran over a 13-year-old cyclist and then sped off. Pictured: The suspected vehicle is seen on the road fleeing the scene

Witnesses have described the car as a blue 2015 Holden Cruze with a green P-plate in the rear window.

Investigators believe the ride side of the vehicle is likely to have been damaged in the collision and they are calling on anyone with information to come forward.

‘The victim was taken to hospital where he stayed overnight for observation,’ police said.

‘He was lucky to escape with cuts and bruises.

‘Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed or has dash cam footage of the collision.’

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Witnesses have described the car (pictured) as a blue 2015 Holden Cruze with a green P-plate in the rear window

Witnesses have described the car (pictured) as a blue 2015 Holden Cruze with a green P-plate in the rear window

Investigators believe the ride side of the vehicle (pictured) is likely to have been damaged in the collision and they are calling on anyone with information to come forward

Investigators believe the ride side of the vehicle (pictured) is likely to have been damaged in the collision and they are calling on anyone with information to come forward

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