A teenage boy was left lying injured in the road by a hit-and-run driver has urged witnesses to come forward to help police trace the culprit.
Avtar Dass 16-year-old was injured in Cardinals Walk, off Scraptoft Lane, Leicester.
Leicestershire Police said the driver left the scene.
Avtar and his family, who live near the scene of the collision, spoke out to urge witnesses to come forward.
Detectives are particularly keen to hear from anyone who has CCTV or dashcam footage of the collision and the moments before and after it.
Avtar said: “I was in a lot of pain. My leg broke and the bone pushed through the skin.
“I think I passed out at the scene. When I woke up in hospital, I was in a lot of pain.
“They gave me gas and morphine to take the pain away. Luckily, I did not need an operation.
“People came to help me and I am very grateful to them and some have made statements to the police about what they saw.
“The police have said they need people who have footage of what happened and I hope anyone who can help the police will come forward.”
Avtar’s mum, Maya Bhutia, said: “My son is in so much pain. This has traumatised him and taken away his confidence.
“He has said to me ‘mum, I could be dead now’
“He has been discharged from hospital and is back at home with us now, but his recovery will take some time.
“It was a bad fracture and there is a wound where his bone came through the skin.
“How could someone hit a young boy and leave them lying injured?
“A lot of people saw what happened but the police want to hear from people who have footage of the incident, before and after.
“A lot of people have cameras in their cars now and they might have filmed something that will help the police.
“I urge them to speak to the police if they have any information about this. Please come forward and let the police know what you know.”
Detective Constable Amy Rutland said: “This incident happened in Cardinals Walk on a Saturday evening when people may have been driving in the area and therefore have dashcam footage.
“People living or working in the area may also have CCTV footage from the scene.
“We are appealing to people to think back to if they were in the area at the time and to check their dashcam and CCTV cameras.
“Please make contact if you have any information regarding the incident or any kind of footage from the area on that evening which you think may be able to help our investigation.”
A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
He has since been released from custody but remains under investigation.
Contact Det Con Rutland on 101.