Spot where an 11-year-old was struck by a car as it passed a school bus on Thursday.

Hit-and-run driver turns himself in to police

Car struck 11-year-old boy walking in front of a school bus.

Police now have a 19-year-old Surrey man in custody after an 11-year-old was hit by a car.

The man turned himself in to Surrey RCMP Friday morning, saying he was wracked with remorse.

At about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, a school bus had stopped at 82 Avenue near the intersection of 154B Street. It had activated its flashing red lights and displayed its stop sign.

The bus driver then allowed the students to leave the bus.

The 11-year-old boy walked the front of the bus to cross the street when an older-model dark-coloured Honda passed the bus and hit the boy.

He was thrown through the air, and the Honda continued westbound and did not stop.

The boy was transported to hospital by air ambulance and is expected to make a full recovery.

As of Friday morning, police had not determined why the driver didn’t stop, or whether he was aware that he hit someone.

“We’re very happy about this,” said RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet. “The first good news we received on this case is that the 11-year-old was expected to make a full recovery.

To make it a better ending, he said, is the driver did the right thing by turning himself in.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this collision to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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