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Driver hits boy, gives bandage and drives away

A 10-year-old boy was struck by a car at a street crossing in Helsinki's Munkkivuori district Monday morning. The woman driving the vehicle stopped, gave the boy a bandage and drove off without leaving any contact information. She has since turned herself in to police.

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The boy suffered a cut to his chin and bruising to a leg.

"The child required a few stitches, that's why we are now investigating the incident," says Helsinki police sergeant Petri Jehkonen.

The driver was a young woman described as being fair and wearing a pink sweater, operating a burgundy-red car.

Police requested the driver of the car to turn herself in. Witnesses to the incident are also being sought by police.

On Wednesday police said the motorist had indeed turned herself in.

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