An elderly Bournemouth pedestrian was left lying injured in the road after a driver drove off after hitting her.
The victim, a 79-year-old woman, was on her way to buy a wedding anniversary card for her husband when she crossed the road at the junction of Withermoor Road and Wimborne Road, Bournemouth, at around 3.30pm on Monday 19 January.
A vehicle, believed to be a silver Vauxhall Astra, turned right from Wimborne Road onto Withermoor Road in Bournemouth striking her.
The female driver of the vehicle initially stopped and spoke to witnesses at the scene and she said she was going to park her car and then return. She then drove off and did not return to the scene.
The pedestrian sustained serious injuries, including a fractured knee.
Officers investigating are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.
The driver is described as a white woman, aged between 20 and 30, approximately five feet seven inches tall, of slim build and with shoulder length dyed red hair. She was wearing casual clothes including a short skirt. She also had a large tattoo all the way up her leg.
Police Constable Charlie Burt, of Bournemouth police, said: “I would like to speak to any witnesses, who we haven’t already spoken to.
“I would also urge the female driver, or anyone who recognises the description of her or the associated vehicle, to come forward and contact Dorset Police to help with this investigation.
“We are appealing to local premises to please check their CCTV to see if they have captured the collision.
“This incident has had a significant impact on the victim.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 19:229. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.