A woman and a child about to be hit by a car
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A woman and child are hit by car in Coventry

12 February 2013 Last updated at 19:09 GMT

CCTV footage of a woman and a child involved in a hit and run has been released by police in a bid to trace the car's driver.

The 42-year-old and her three-year-old nephew escaped with just minor injuries when they were hit while crossing King William Street in Coventry at around 19:30 GMT on Friday 7 December.

Police believe the black Audi estate would have been damaged in the incident and are appealing for witnesses.

PC Abbi Jones, from West Midlands Police, said: "This could have been so much worse. At the time of the collision, the driver would not have known that the woman and child were uninjured."