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Teenage Girl Hurt In Fail To Stop Collision

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9:30am 29th January 2014

A teenage girl's been injured by a car that failed to stop in Weymouth.

Police are asking for witnesses to the incident which happened on Buxton Road, around 1.10pm on Thursday 23rd January.

The 17-year-old was walking towards the Foords Corner round-a-bout when she stepped out into the road to avoid a mobility scooter.

She was then hit by the wing mirror of a small silver Peugeot hatchback that failed to stop.

Police say the car's wing mirror was left hanging off.

The victim was treated at Weymouth Minor Injuries Unit.

Police Constable Graham Pinney, of Weymouth police, said: "The collision damaged the nearside wing mirror of the offending vehicle which was left hanging off, attached only by cables. I urge the driver to come forward to and speak to the police to help us ascertain exactly what happened.

"I am appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward. In particular I would like to speak to the rider of the mobility scooter who may have witnessed the incident and can help with the investigation.

"All calls will be treated in confidence."

No arrests have been made.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 23:215. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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