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Hit And Run Pensioner Has Life Changing Injuries


8:08am 6th February 2013

An appeal's out after an elderly man suffered serious injuries in a road accident in Chideock at the weekend.

The 79 year old from Bridport was found on the A35 Chideock Hill following the collision early on Sunday morning (3rd February).

The driver involved didn't stop to assist the pensioner who sustained what Dorset Police have called severe, life changing injuries.

Police Sergeant Jon Wren, of Dorset Police's Traffic Unit, said: "The injuries the victim sustained are very severe and are likely to seriously affect him for the rest of his life.

"Because of the time the incident occurred the motorist might have had the impression that an animal rather than a human was hit.

"I would therefore like to speak to anyone who has been in collision with anything and however small along this road during that night.

"I urge the driver in question to do the right thing and speak with the police.

"I am also appealing for witnesses to the collision as I need to establish what exactly happened.

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101.

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