HIT AND FIB: Police are investigating why a Roma State College student made up a story about being knocked off her bike this morning by a car.
HIT AND FIB: Police are investigating why a Roma State College student made up a story about being knocked off her bike this morning by a car.

Roma schoolgirl lied about morning hit and run

UPDATE: A schoolgirl who reported being hit by a car this morning on her way to school while riding her bike has revealed she lied.

Roma police Constable Sam Harold confirmed upon speaking to a witness there was no car involved in the incident.

"She mentioned when she gave evidence to police that a young boy helped her after she'd been hit by the car," he said.

"We got the principal from the Junior School to contact the senior school for the boy and the boy said there was no vehicle."

The reason for why the girl made up the story has not been found yet.

The girl initially reported she had been hit by a car at 8am this morning while riding her bike on the corners of Queen, Duke and Timbury Sts.

The injured school girl was assisted by an unknown, blonde-haired middle school age male student from the school.

 

INITIAL STORY: A DRIVER sped off this morning after hitting a Roma State College student about 8am.

The middle school girl was riding her bike at the intersections of Queen, Duke and Timbury Sts when she was struck down by the unknown vehicle.

Roma police are appealing to the public for any information.

The injured school girl was assisted by an unknown, blonde-haired middle school age male student from the school.

Police would like to speak to the boy to see if he saw anything.

Roma police Constable Sam Harold said the girl was riding her bike alone when the incident occurred.

She suffered minor cuts and scrapes and was not seriously injured.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Roma Police on 4622 9333 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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