Woman arrested over alleged hit-run of 5yo

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Police have arrested a 51-year-old woman over an alleged hit and run in Victoria, which left a young boy hospitalised.

Five-year-old Angus, whose surname was not provided, was on Friday afternoon struck by a car at Geelong on his way home from school with another eight-year-old boy.

Police alleged afterwards the female driver initially stopped her vehicle and got out for a short time, only to get back in and drive off down Yarra Street.

Angus remains in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The five-year-old's family on Saturday appealed for the driver to come forward, saying they did not hold any ill will towards them.

Officers arrested the 51-year-old woman at her Geelong home about midday on Monday.

Investigators interviewed her and she was later released. Her car was seized and would be forensically examined.

Police said the woman was expected to be charged on summons with failing to render assistance after a serious injury, failing to remain at the scene of an accident, and failing to report a collision to police.

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