A MOTHER is appealing for witnesses to come forward after a driver ran into her son before sticking his fingers up and speeding off.
Kyle Caulfield, 12, is still on crutches after the incident which occurred as he was walking home from school along Whalley Road, Accrington, near the Oaklea pub on Friday 6 October.
The Moorhead High School pupil was forced to crawl out of the road after the black Vauxhall Astra turned the corner and hit him at about 3.20pm.
The male driver slammed on his brakes before sticking his fingers up at the injured schoolboy and driving off.
Kyle's school mates came to the rescue and carried him to his home in Walton Street, Altham West.
His mum Deborah was called and she left work immediately and took her son to casualty where they waited for three hours.
Kyle sustained various bruises and a swollen right knee, pelvis and hip. He also suffered whiplash injuries.
Accounts assistant Deborah, 33, said: "Kyle said he heard the screeching of the brakes so he turned around to see what was going on and was left frozen in shock. He was in agony but luckily nothing was broken."
Kyle said the driver was about 50 years old and he was accompanied by a blonde, female passenger.
He has had to have time off school because of his injuries and has been taking painkillers every four hours.
Mother-of-two Deborah added: "With something like this you just think the worst. Personally I have so much anger. I really want to find this driver. I would be devastated if I had done something like this.
"Kyle was on his knees and surely the driver knew that he had hit him. A lot of people were at the bus stop. Somebody must have seen what had happened."
Kyle said: "I am really, really annoyed. It all happened so quickly but there were a lot of people around at the time. I just want to the police to catch this man."
A spokesman for Accrington Police said: "Kyle was very lucky. It could quite easily have been a lot worse, possibly even fatal.
"I urge anyone with any information at all to contact us as soon as possible on 08451 253545."