Man and boy injured in alleged hit and run – BBC News

Image caption The incident happened outside the Glencairn Social Club

A man was left critically ill and a boy seriously injured after an alleged hit and run incident in South Lanarkshire.

The 31-year-old man and the boy, aged six, were knocked down by a private hire taxi outside Glencairn Social Club in Rutherglen at 00:15 on Sunday.

Police said the car, a Volkswagen Golf, failed to stop but the 60-year-old driver was traced a short time later.

The man’s injuries were described as “life threatening”. While the boy is in a stable condition.

Both are being treated at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital after the incident in Glasgow Road.

Sgt Craig McDonald, from Police Scotland, said: “Inquiries are at an early stage to establish the exact circumstances of this incident and we want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed what happened.

“Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.”

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-35453979

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