Elderly woman shaken after hit and run

A driver sped away "laughing'' after colliding with an elderly woman's vehicle in central Dunedin this evening, a witness to the incident says.

The woman was left shaken, but uninjured, after her Subaru Impreza was hit by a silver Subara Impreza at the intersection of George St and Moray Pl.

A witness told the Otago Daily Times the car then sped off towards the Octagon.

"They were laughing, they thought it was funny.''

The witness said she heard a loud bang and looked up to see the car drive off. Her daughter said it ran through a red light after the incident.

The elderly woman's car has been badly damaged in the front and debris was scattered across the road.

Police examined the scene as ambulance staff attended to the woman.

Her husband was talking to police, but was not in the car. 

Police said the car, which was carrying three or four people, went around the Octagon, turned left into Lower Stuart St and right on to the one-way going south after the incident.

They believe it was displaying stolen number plates.


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