Police in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a fail to stop road traffic collision in the town.

The incident happened at around 1.10pm on Thursday January 23 along Buxton Road near to the railway bridge.

A local 17-year-old girl was walking towards the Foords Corner roundabout on the pavement on the southern side of the carriageway. As she came level with the safety railings she took a small step into the road to allow a mobility scooter to pass by. It was while she was stood in this position she was struck by a small silver Peugeot hatchback car which did not stop.

The victim sustained minor injuries that required treatment at the 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.