A MAN in his 80s suffered a fractured pelvis after his mobility scooter was hit by a car.

Dorset Police is now renewing its appeal for witnesses.

As previously reported, at around 2pm on December 16 the victim was riding his mobility scooter along an unnamed road in the village of Alweston, near Sherborne, when he was struck by an overtaking silver vehicle as he attempted to turn right.

The mobility scooter was pushed down the road as a result of the crash, before the man was tipped out of it into the road.

He was taken to hospital for treatment, sustaining a fractured pelvis and what police have described as "nasty cuts" to his head and right arm.

The man was later released to be cared for at home by his family.

The crash was witnessed by another motorist who went to the victim’s aid.

The driver of the offending vehicle, possibly an estate car, failed to stop at the scene.

Police Constable Mike Burt of the traffic unit said: “We have been carrying out a number of initial enquiries into this collision, but have so far been unable to locate the car involved.

“It is believed the car could be a silver BMW estate and I am renewing my appeal for anyone who has seen a silver car with damage locally to please get in touch.

“I am still keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has relevant dashcam footage to assist my enquiries.”

Anyone with information can contact Dorset Police by calling 101 quoting occurrence number 55200188928.