BOY IN HIT AND RUN
Revealed: Car clips teen on crossing outside school
LIAM Tyas’s family are searching for answers after the Whalan teen became the victim of a hit and run.
Liam was crossing the road when a silver sedan clipped his leg and flung him to the ground.
A WHALAN teenager was the victim of a hit-and-run in front of Plumpton High School last Friday week.
Liam Tyas, a student at the school, was walking across Hyatts Rd at the crossing in front of the school when a car raced through and clipped his right leg.
Liam, 14, and his father, Albert Tyas, hope someone saw the car involved or the driver reports it to police.
The impact caused the teenager to twist and fall on the road.
“The right leg was the one behind me while I was walking — it hit that one,” Liam said.
“I had a couple of friends there but I was kind of dawdling behind them.
“I don’t think they really realised until one looked back and saw me on the ground.
“They stopped in shock and one ran up to see if I was OK.”
Liam’s knee swelled up and he was bleeding from cuts up and down his arms where they hit the ground.
He said it was still painful days later.
“I got a really swollen knee,” he said.
“I fell on my elbow and that’s the worst one; I have cuts on my elbow up my arm.”
Mr Tyas said it was lucky Liam’s injuries weren’t more severe.
“The wheel clipped him on the back of his leg,” Mr Tyas said.
“Thank goodness, it could have been worse.
“Being on a crossing, the car should have known better.”
Mr Tyas said Liam was in shock after the accident and he walked up to the primary school his siblings attend.
A teacher saw him bleed- ing so put him in the medical room and called his father.
“While they were calling me, I rang the police and then relayed that information along,” Mr Tyas said.
It appears Liam’s friends were too busy helping him or reacting in shock and failed to write down the car’s registration.
Liam said it was a silver sedan but didn’t get any more details after he was hit.
“I asked Liam if any of his friends had seen it but no one seems to have seen anything,” Mr Tyas said.
“I would like the person to come forward and go to the police so they can do something about it.
“If it was me, I would want to report it properly because the consequences would be worse if I didn’t.”
A Department of Education spokesman said the school was aware of the incident.
“Plumpton High School continues to remind students of road safety,” the spokesman said.
Liam Tyas, 14, was the victim of a hit-and-run outside Plumpton High School recently and (inset) some of the injuries he sustained.