A 14-year-old boy run down while crossing a Perth road is back on his feet but his family say his mental scars will take longer to heal.
Schoolboy Robert Corps was pictured in dramatic security camera vision sliding several metres down the road after he was hit by a car on William St in Beckenham in September.
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He sustained a broken leg and serious grazes, including on his face, before strangers rushed to help.
Police allege the 19-year-old driver who hit him didn’t stop at the scene and only called police after the incident.
The teen, from Beckenham, was charged with failing to stop after an incident occasioning grievous bodily harm.
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While now back up and walking, Corps said the allegations had changed his perspective.
“You don’t really trust humanity as much as what you did before,” Corps told 7NEWS.
There have been 11 hit-and-run incidents in WA that have resulted in grievous bodily harm or death so far in 2023.
WA Police say that figure is up significantly on previous years.
Robert Corps is recovering after being struck by a car in an alleged hit-and-run in Perth. Credit: 7NEWSCorps sustained a broken leg and serious grazes. Credit: 7NEWS
Detectives say that if the driver had stopped to help Corps instead of allegedly continuing down the road she would not be facing any criminal charges.
She faces up to 14 years in prison if convicted.
“(Drivers are) worried about getting in trouble but they make it far worse for themselves by leaving the scene,” Major Crash Detective Senior Constable Jamie Crosby said.