A British woman struck a teenage bicyclist but refused to stop because she feared the bloodied boy would upset her children.

According to the Sheffield Star, seventeen year old Taron Stead was riding his brand new mountain bike on the morning of March 6th when a silver Ford hit him and sent him flying. The boy's mother said a female passenger exited the vehicle and proceeded to explain that he had upset her kids who were late for school, then drove off without giving him any contact information.

"I can't believe anyone would leave an injured child at the side of the road after a crash," Stead's mother told The Star. "I hope the driver and his passenger who drove off see Taron's injuries and think about their actions."

The teen was found by staff members of a local law school who called paramedics and dressed his wounds. Luckily, Stead was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident and only suffered facial injuries and bruising, but the bike wasn't as lucky. A local Halfords bike store has offered to repair the bike for free.

South Yorkshire Police are asking anyone with information on the driver to contact them.

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