A ‘callous’ motorist who collided with a moped outside Hampton Farm near Dorchester left its rider lying injured in the middle of the road in the dark.
The incident happened at around 7am on Wednesday 11 December along an unnamed road between the A35 and Muckleford, outside Hampton Farm.
The 32-year-old woman from Dorchester was knocked off her grey Peugeot moped and sustained a leg injury.
Police Constable James Prowse, of Dorchester police, said: “This was an extremely callous act by the other driver who would have known that they were involved in a collision.
“The victim was left lying in the middle of the road in dark foggy conditions and she was unable to give the emergency services her exact location. A search was initiated and she was located a short time later.
“Despite her injury she managed to get to the side of the road – it was fortunate that she was wearing reflective clothing.
“The driver of the other vehicle has shown a complete disregard for the moped rider and has driven off without leaving any details or checking on her welfare.
“I am appealing to that driver to do the right thing and to contact police.
“This incident could have easily had a far more tragic outcome and I am appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward as soon as possible.
“All calls will be treated in confidence.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 11:35. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.