A MOTHER and her young child have been left seriously injured after being run over by a car in Mallorca.
The woman and her 7-year-old daughter had been crossing Calle Manacor in Palma yesterday evening when they were mowed down by a 70-year-old man.
Both suffered blows to the head and were rushed to Son Espases hospital where their condition has been described as ‘serious’.
The elderly driver had stopped after knocking the pair down and waited at the scene until an ambulance and Policia Nacional arrived.
Investigators say the man claimed he had not seen the mother or her child as the sun had impaired his vision.
He has not been arrested but the investigation remains open.
In recent months, there has been a spate of hit-and-runs across the island.
The driver had fled from the scene, leaving the victim wounded and bleeding profusely on the side of the road.
Last October, a 55-year-old man was found lying unconscious on the side of the road beside his car with all indications pointing to him being hit by a car while he was attending to a flat tyre.
The 54-year-old victim had suffered severe head trauma and sadly died a day later in hospital.
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