A WOMAN was left lying in the middle of a road after being knocked off her moped near Dorchester.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after the victim suffered a leg injury after being struck by a car between the A35 and Muckleford at approximately 7am on Wednesday 11 December.
A 32-year-old woman from Dorchester was struck by an unknown vehicle which failed to stop – knocking her from her grey Peugeot moped.
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.”
Dorset Police are urging the driver and any witnesses to come forward. No arrests have been made as officers continue their investigation.
“I am appealing for the driver to do the right thing and to contact police” added PC Prowse.
“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.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 11:35.