Driver hit mother as she walked with children before fleeing scene

Police are hunting for a motorist who struck a mother as she was walking with her two young children in Lincolnshire, before leaving her at the scene with serious injuries.

The 27-year-old woman was walking along St Leonards Drive in Chapel St Leonards with her dog and children aged two and a half and 18 months at around 1pm on Monday, February 29, when she was hit.

She was near to the junction with Palma Court when she had cause to step off the pavement.

She was struck by an unknown vehicle travelling west along St Leonards Drive, which did not stop.

Police say the woman was able to continue walking for a few metres to call for help and was later taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital, where her condition is described as serious but stable.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information about the vehicle or driver involved, is asked to contact PC James Latto by dialling 101 and quoting incident number 151 of February 29.