Police are looking for a blue sedan in connection with a
hit-and-run incident on Tuesday night.
A 29-year-old man was taken by ambulance to Dunedin Hospital
with a broken leg and possible broken pelvis after being
knocked off his bicycle near the intersection of King Edward
and Melbourne Sts just before 10pm.
Acting Senior Sergeant Damion Rangitutia said police were
looking for what a witness described as either a blue BMW or
Nissan Primera seen at the scene.
The car had a right wing mirror missing and the left
headlight was ''a lot dimmer'' than the right headlight, he
Dunthat Motel owner Steve Lewis, who was one of the first at
the scene, said the man was ''stoic'' and ''still quite
coherent'' after the incident and had told him he thought it
was a blue 1996 or 1997-model Nissan Primera which had hit
Mr Lewis did not believe anyone had seen the man get struck
by the car, but three people, including Mr Lewis, tended to
him after they ''heard a car squealing and taking off''.
''He stopped for a moment, but then spun around and took
off,'' Mr Lewis said.
Last night, Sergeant Nathan White said police inquiries were
focused on identifying the car by the ''bits and pieces left
at the scene''.
No arrests had been made.
The man was discharged from hospital yesterday.